Business Assistant – Global Key Accounts, Ingredients

Home Counties
up to £40k
09 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Business Assistant – Global Key Accounts, Ingredients

Home Counties

Circa £35k-40k

Ref Code FMW17879


An international supplier of a range of high quality food ingredients, this innovative business is constantly on top of trends and continually seeking the next big idea.

Key Accountabilities

A pivotal role within this business to act as the office-based, business support contact for the Global Key Account team.  This role involves managing requests, activities and commercial programmes.  Ensure support, communication and facilitation is clearly provided, in a timely manner, to the teams (both internal and external) for which this role is a high dependency and very important for the business.  Managing client contact via e-mail, telephone and, when required, in person in order to action and follow-up requests for samples, pricing, specifications and other necessary information.  Producing monthly reports on sales, budgets, forecasts and pricing for both regional / global markets.  Supporting the Global Key Account team, including management of travel and diaries, along with setting up telephone and video conferences.

Personal Profile

•             At least A’ level qualified, degree preferable

•             Proven work experience with national / international accounts in sales, marketing, category management

•             Excellent communication skills including diplomacy, and the capacity to convey information clearly and concisely

•             Good organisation skills and the ability to plan workload to achieve tight deadlines

•             The flexibility and ability to work under pressure within a team environment

•             Previous work experience and understanding of global clients preferred

•             At least a basic knowledge of the food and flavours industry, technical background preferred

•             Strong analytical skills and knowledge of market research and data sources

•             Ability to use own initiative, as work well as part of a team

•             PC literate – Microsoft (advanced Excel preferable) and SAP

•             Flexibility is required, as this role will involve some travel, both within the UK and internationally

Ref Code: FMW17684

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference to  Tel: 020 8203 1000.

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