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Key Account Manager

b3 jobs
£35,000 - £45,000
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Key Account Manager

£35,000 to £45,000
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8532

The company

A new role has just become available with this niche and expanding food business. The company is well-established and produces a fantastic range of high-quality products which are supplied to a variety of retailers all over the UK.

About the Key Account Manager job

The purpose of your role will be to take responsibility for managing and maintaining strong well-established relationships with world known high-end retailers. Discover new business opportunities with those clients, introduce new products and continue to provide exceptional customer service.

Key tasks

  • Maintain strong relationships with key high-end accounts. Frequent contact with already established accounts providing excellent customer service at every contact.
  • Communicate regularly with accounts and become their primary source of contact and execute any requests necessary to fulfil the clients needs.
  • Problem solve effectively and efficiently all queries or issues raised by said clients.
  • Discuss new product lines with clients to maximise relationships and revenue stream.
  • Meet all compliance and regulatory standards.
  • Carry out market trend analysis to determine and upsell accordingly. 
  • Planning and executing customer visits, trials, demonstrations contracts, and the negotiation of pricing.

About You

The successful candidate should possess a commercial and/or customer service background in food manufacturing as well as experience of looking after retailer and grocery accounts.

  • Computer literate and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work as a team and independently.
  • Customer focused with clients’ needs in mind at all points of contact.
  • Excellent relationship-building and negotiation skills.

More details

The Key Account Manager job is based in Kent and is paying £35,000 to £45,000 according to your experience.

The package includes 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, cost price products, free onsite parking and free eye tests as well as a contribution to glasses.

The working hours are Monday to Friday - Office Hours - 42.5 hours a week.

Alternate job titles

Business Development Executive | Business Development Manager | Sales Executive | National Account Manager | Sales Account Manager | Food Industry Sales Jobs | Food Commercial Jobs



Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
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  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

We genuinely strive to provide you with what you want – a job that not only offers the salary you’re after, but also the career progression and job satisfaction that makes going to work all the more worthwhile. Enough trumpet blowing though – visit our website to read just some of our happy previous candidate testimonials - we are more than happy to let our reputation precede us!

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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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