SGS United Kingdom Limited

Key Account Manager - Food Advisory

Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Competitive + Benefits
15 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


We have an excellent new opportunity for a Food Client Key Account Manager to join our global organisation. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for managing key customer requirements, while liaising with technical staff and executing SGS offices (affiliates) to offer a portfolio of service solutions. Whilst primarily responsible for accounts focused on food activity, the Key Account Manager (KAM) ensures that all relevant SGS services are promoted to their clients, while growing yearly sales through an ever-increasing portfolio of clients.


We offer an open corporate and international culture, a flat hierarchy and a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company. The successful candidate will also benefit from a competitive base salary, 25 days' holiday, childcare vouchers and discount schemes, private health cover, plus a contributory stakeholder pension scheme.



  • Technical background in EU and UK Label legislation, microbiological requirements of the food industry, Technical specification reviews, and the Relevant EU and UK food legislation.
  • Knowledge and relevant experience of food laboratory environments.

  • Significant and relevant experience of food safety auditing

  • Knowledge of international account management

  • Experience of working under own initiative and planning and prioritising workloads

  • Detailed knowledge of Food industry including; supply chain issues, legislation, inspection, testing  and audit programmes.

  • Extensive, customer facing, account management experience.

  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good working relationships with people at all levels

  • IT literate, competent in the use of MS Office applications, plus capable of learning bespoke SGS systems

  • Educated to first-degree level or relevant experience


  • Knowledge of current UK consumer market issues, standards and regulations

  • Experience of team leadership

  • Knowledge of the retail supply chain and/or the manufacturing industry  

  • Proven, successful sales track record

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