Our client, a significant player in chilled and frozen food is looking to strengthen their team by appointing a Commercial Executive to support the Account Management team in handling several of their larger accounts.
Reporting to the Commercial Manager and working closely with them, your other main points of contact will include the Logistics Manager and as the role develops, Supply Chain Planners and Forecast planners at our main Customer.
You will have day to day involvement in the management of the larger accounts and regular face to face customer contact/relationship management.
In time you will be able to develop your own areas of responsibility - either a small customer or distinct areas of responsibility as the business needs dictate.
Your specific accountabilities will be to:
*Maintain and improve our long term forecasting system
*Use this to provide guidance to our Factory team and our logistics partners to ensure perfect planning.
*Undertake sales capture and analysis using IRI Worldwide Unify database (specific training available, but must understand POS data)
*Provide insight which will guide product development direction and commercial opportunity in the markets they trade.
*Find new ways of working with the supply base to improve service and control cost
*Support the wider team in customer meetings with insightful presentations.
*Plan the Peak sales periods
*Be a problem solver
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for someone with several years' experience within the food retail industry and the supply chain, ideally within the Chilled/Frozen sectors.
You will have developed a good track record, gained within or supplying a major retailer. Some exposure to the food service industry would also be an asset.
If you are someone with a planning background that wants to work towards account management you could also be suited to this role.
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter indicating your current salary details and notice period to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at www.hendbrown.com