Food Processing Company - Account Manager - London
A great opportunity to work in a food processing company on business to business sales to food manufacturers and large wholesalers. You will join a young team of driven individuals working in an exciting and fast moving environment with a large opportunity to grow.
The Person ·
Self-motivated, confident and hard working. Looking to make a difference. Charismatic and personable, comfortable around people to gain their trust and develop relationships. Presentable, true to your word and always leaves a good impression. Positive with a desire to succeed, treating obstacles and challenges as motivators, not show stoppers.
Organisational and time management skill. Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Analytical and creative in identifying opportunities to promote your product, looking always to raise the standard wherever you go. An interest to understand your clients' processes and needs and identify how your product can add value to their operation.
Project management skills
Able to set clear goals and targets and monitor progress to see through to realisation. Can prioritise workload and work well under pressure. Strong data analysis and note taking skills. Ability to work with spreadsheets and prepare presentations, reports and critical paths.
Manage a database of contacts across your sector and give regular updates of your performance to management and the team. Service existing accounts and increase sales activity through new product listings. Actively seek new business accounts and identify market opportunities. Obtain market intelligence relating to customer activity, market development, competitors and new initiatives. Recommend and prepare marketing material and activity in line with customer account objectives, market information and attracting new accounts. · Analyse sales performance and trends and provide sales forecasts. Plan and participate in both national and international sales exhibitions. Assist in setting promotions, range extensions and new product development initiatives.
Work experience must include one or more of the following: · Business to business sales in the food industry, with examples of personal wins. Product development or technical role in a food manufacturing company with an interest to move into sales. Work in a demanding role within the food industry with set targets and proof of achievement.
Requirements · UK driving license. · BA honours.