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Key Account Manager | Foodservice | Homebased

£35000 - £45000 per annum + + package
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Key Account Manager | Foodservice | Homebased
Salary ~£40-45k DOE
Are you a commercially minded foodservice professional with a background in fresh food? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is a supplier of a range of plant-based products to the major UK retailers and foodservice sectors. They create authentic Mediterranean food and are passionate about the quality and tastiness of the products they supply. They are a family-run division of a wider PLC business and as a result, are nimble and entrepreneurial, but offer great stability. Their products are approved as vegan and are suitable for vegetarians as well as being gluten-free. They are committed to adding value to their customers. The team is relatively small and everyone gets stuck in where required to deliver the best service.

About the Role
This role is all about managing key accounts in the foodservice sector. Bidfood experience would be considered a massive plus. You will use your account management and foodservice experience to help the business grow further. You will be able to deal with a variety of stakeholders to deliver results - eg. you will be comfortable talking to development chefs in the kitchen, as well as negotiating with buyers and end-users. You will be able to develop relationships with key accounts to pull through the Bidfood network. You will use your experience to land new business and grow sales. Your remit will be to double the sales with Bidfood and to explore and land other customers where possible. You will agree JBP's, promotions, pricing, distribution and be involved in various trade shows.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in an account manager role within the foodservice sector. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to grow sales within key accounts in the foodservice sector. Ideally, you will have Bidfood experience and know-how the business operates. You will have a diverse range of key account customers in the sector and be able to communicate at all levels. You will be highly numerate and organised.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a great track record in the foodservice sector. Presentation and negotiation skills will be a must, as will strong communication, organisation and rapport building.

Application Process
The successful candidate will move through a two-stage interview process, which will include a presentation.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM13933


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Graduates and Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Find Us
01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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