National Account Manager

Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
18 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you an experienced National Account Manager within the food industry looking for a fresh challenge?

If so, now is a great time to consider a career with Natures Way Foods.

We offer flexible working with a general requirement of 2-3 days in the office per week and the rest of the time would be home / customer based. An accommodation allowance supports staff that stay away from home if its not possible to commute.

We are one of the largest employers in the Chichester area, employing more than 1,200 talented individuals and we are growing!

So, it's an exciting time to join us and be a proud part of our onward journey.

A day in the life of a National Account Manager:

We make delicious salad meals, fruit pots, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls across our 4 manufacturing sites. Our products are stocked by leading Retail supermarkets & popular restaurant chains, consumed by millions of customers in the UK. So, you may well have eaten something made by us!

We are now the number 1 in the market for bagged leaf salad and we have huge growth ambitions for the future which is where you come in. We want to continue wining and we want to be the best in what we do, are you up for the challenge?

To help us realise our ambition we need to grow our sales team with talented and experienced National Account Managers, who will be able to make an impact and enjoy the level of responsibility this role offers.

This is a classic Account Management role and you will be working on a high-profile top 4 supermarket retailer account for one of our major customers, building our relationship with them and helping them to grow market share too.

You will work cross functionally with teams across the business to ensure that we continue to deliver the high standards that we promise. You will also have full P&L responsibility of your account.

We want to expand our share in all categories we work in across all Retailers and we have the business backing to help you succeed in this.

Every day is different in this role, from walking around a field with a customer, winning a tender to the day to day challenges, highs and lows of managing your account, it's a great career and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a company who will be disrupting the market, intrigued to find out more?

The team:

You will be joining our ambitious sales team. The team is very professional however they have a great mix of personalities and importantly a great sense of humour.

They all pull together to deliver the high service levels that delight our customers.

About you:

Recent experience of working as a National Account Manager within food retail is essential.

P&L experience.

Gravitas is important as you will be influencing people at all levels.

A genuine passion for what you do, if you like being part of a winning team then you will fit right in.

Own label, fresh, chilled, produce or convenience food product category experience is essential.

Your journey with us…

You'll have full support from your Account Controller and all departments to help you learn our business, so you can be sure to make an impact quickly.

There's plenty of training opportunities and you will be able to undertake internal and external training courses to build your skillset from soft skills to professional sales negotiation training.

You will be spoilt for choice with future career development opportunities at Natures Way Foods, whether you decide to climb the ladder in the Sales team like our Account Controller Jen or decide that you want to try different Retail accounts or even Foodservice to gain more exposure then we will help make your career ambitions a reality.

The Perks:

We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:
  • A competitive salary.
  • Company performance bonus.
  • Car allowance.
  • Accommodation allowance when staying away from home.
  • Flexible working - Office based min 2 days per week + home working & client visits.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Company pension.
  • 25 days holiday.
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free parking available across all sites.
  • Relocation packages available.

About us:

We are Lovers of the Leaf, Kings of Coleslaw, Fanatic about our Fruit and proud of our Stunning Salad Meals!

As a private label food manufacturer, our products are sold in Retailers (including - Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Aldi) and Foodservice businesses (including McDonald's, Pret and Itsu).

Our 4 manufacturing sites are centres of excellence and have grown significantly since 1994. Natures Way Foods has a core foundation in the Chichester area, employing over 1,200 talented individuals that all have a part to play in our success story.

We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects such as Field to Fork and raising money for our chosen charity of the year.

If you want to grow your career with a supportive manager, talented colleagues and a company that champions equal opportunities - Lettuce know!

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