Product Manager

SM1 1AA, Sutton
£50-£60k + discretionary bonuses of up to 15%
02 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Product Manager

I’m currently working with a global leader who distribute a range of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. With a presence in more than 40 countries, they have a great reputation across their sector and pride themselves and providing an unrivalled service. The company culture is entrepreneurial and pioneering and is a great place for development.

They are now looking to recruit a Product Manager who will be a technical expert, to liaise will suppliers and customers utilising the comprehensive and complimentary product range.

The Role:

  • Working alongside Account Managers, helping to maintain and grow sales in the UK & Ireland
  • Help formulate food ingredient strategy
  • Foster excellent relations with food ingredient suppliers and customers
  • Negotiate purchase and sales contracts with suppliers and customers
  • Balance the supply/demand of products and manage logistics
  • Monitor customer service, technical and product requirements
  • Support the development of new distributorships

The ideal candidate will have a food / food ingredient background with experience of handling UK food & beverage suppliers / accounts. This position would ideally suit someone who would be keen to develop the role over a number of years.  This is a fast developing area of the business and, as such, offers the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to utilize and develop their commercial management skills within a dynamic multinational company.

About you:

  • Dynamic self-starter
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Have a Honours degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline
  • Have commercial/sales experience and/or a very strong technical food background.
  • IT literate.
  • Possess the ability to interface effectively with commercial and technical contacts from a range of major international companies.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and to prioritise accordingly.
  • A team worker with a friendly manner.

The role comes with a basic salary of up to £55,000, plus discretionary bonuses of up to 5%  (company) and 10% (personal). There is the option to work some days from home for those who aren't located within a reasonable commute.

If you feel you have the skillset for this role, don’t delay in applying!!

Keywords: Technical Sales, Ingredients sales, Food Sales, technical ingredients sales, ingredients supplier, ingredients manufacturer

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