National Account Manager

Location
Chichester
Salary
Car allowance+Bonus+Benefits
Posted
14 Oct 2019
Closes
11 Nov 2019
Ref
req719
Contact
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent


Due to some exciting new business wins and continued growth we are looking for 2 National Account Managers to join our team.

If you have NAM or Junior NAM experience within the food industry then we would love to hear from you!

You will be working at our bright and modern Head office on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex.

We have a close-knit commercial team who are dedicated and passionate about what they do. It's always good if you can work in the office as much as possible to make the most of this energy however, there are opportunities to work flexibly from home and there will also be travel to customers.

We are one of the largest employers in the Chichester area, with 4 sites employing more than 1,200 talented individuals.

With ambitious growth plans and some exciting projects up our sleeves, it's an exciting time to join us, make an impact and be a proud part of our onward journey.

A day in the life:

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

Both roles are classic Account Management roles where you will use your experience and relationship building skills. You will be working closely with a top 4 high-profile major supermarket Retailer on a multimillion pound account, ensuring that we continuously deliver the high standards that we promise.

You will have P&L responsibility and there is plenty of opportunity for future growth and an opportunity to make your mark with the support and backing of an Account Controller.

We always strive to delight our customers so you will build close partnership style relationships with them, deliver creative presentations and attend events. You will use your commercial acumen to work strategically and seek ways to add value to your Retailer Account which in turn will create success and growth for all.

We are a private label business currently, with plans to launch a brand in the very near future. We are hugely excited about this and there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved in the launch and onward journey.

We always welcome fresh ideas and creativity. The food industry is always changing so if you are inquisitive, forward thinking and keep up to date with the changing landscape then you will succeed.

You will also work cross-functionally with different areas of the business and use their expertise including Category, NPD, Finance, Supply Chain and Operations.

Are you hungry for the challenge? Get in touch to find out more!

About you:
  • An ambitious NAM / Junior NAM looking for a big opportunity.
  • Food industry experience. If you have any fresh, produce or chilled foods experience then this would be a bonus.
  • Natural communicator with excellent relationship building skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with good commercial acumen.
  • Gravitas and credibility.


The team:

You will be joining our ambitious sales team who all look after their own accounts.

Although we make delicious healthy salad products, there is a general love of food within the team! Whether it's having dinner out together or ordering pizza in!

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

Perks:
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual company performance bonus.
  • Car allowance.
  • Flexible working - Office (min 3 days) + some home working and client visits.
  • Accommodation Allowance (If our office isn't commutable)
  • Relocation packages available.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Company pension.
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • 1 day company paid volunteering day.
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Business casual dress down policy.
  • Free parking available across all sites.


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 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.

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