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Sales Manager (Organic Food): All UK Location’s considered

The Appointed Group
United Kingdom
Competitive + company car & tailored benefits package
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

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Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Business & Opportunity

Due to their continued success and ambitious growth plans of our client an organic Food Manufacturer is currently seeking an experienced, strategic and energetic Sales Manager to deliver increased profitability and add value across their business. As Sales Manager, you will be expected to both manage existing customers and bring new clients on board.

Due to the age and nature of our client’s business, product development will be a key function in this position, including the development of packaging and finding the right logistics solutions. You will be working with a small team of dedicated individuals and reporting directly to the Managing Director.

The Sales Manager will be expected to travel to see customers and present products, go to processing plants to work with product development and participate in trade shows when required.

Key experience

Senior sales experience within either retail or food service (ideally both domestic and international), category Costings, margins, forecasting, promotions and the impact of commercial decisions on the P&L. Category Management, budget setting and delivery. Responsible for one category/customer with preferably budgetary responsibility. Excellent working relationships with retailers’ commercial, buying and stock control/ forecasting teams. Interpreting statistical data and market insights and ability to balance idea generation, strategy development and management and consumer understanding. deployment and implementation

Key Accountabilities

Commercial Business Plan: Manages the delivery of the short-term plan. Identifies and implements opportunities to drive growth and deliver value; liaising with Operations, New Business Development, Product Development, Marketing and Finance.

Sales Forecasting: Writes owns and delivers sales forecasts linked to the commercial plan & strategy, monitoring and reporting volumes, promotions, customer activity and customer service levels.

Communication: Manages effective communication internally and externally to ensure all parties are informed on relevant issues.

Customer Relationships: Develops strong relationship with day to day retailer team.

Project Management: Monitors the product development plan & critical path to ensure target dates for launches and promotions are met

Person Specification

  • Ambitious, enthusiastic, resilient and innovative who can think on their feet and is able to prioritise and deal with multiple issues at once.

  • Self-starter and a team player who thrives in a corporate, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Able to build strong relationships based upon trust and shared problem-solving.

  • A confident presenter, communicator and Influencer at all levels, who can develop strong cross-functional relationships.

  • Excellent IT skills will be an advantage and a seasoned social media user a must.

  • Delivers results with the energy. Seizes opportunities and balances action with detailed planning.

  • Relishes a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail. Full driving license essential.

Package & Benefits

There is a competitive salary package with a company car on offer for the successful candidate.


The Appointed Group are experts in delivering tailored recruitment solutions. 

We help our clients achieve competitive advantage by uncovering the best talent and building successful teams across Food & Drink, Aquaculture and Agribusiness.

Backed by leading industry experience, we target and engage with talented individuals who have the specific skills, knowledge and expertise that suit perfectly our clients’ needs and objectives.

Our clients are considered our partners and our commitment to supporting their needs has a genuine impact on their ability to thrive in today’s challenging economic climate.

We are confident that working together with us will help you change your view of the recruitment process…for the better.

Find Us
0131 609 0358
Anchorage House
High Cross
United Kingdom
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