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Technical Sales Executive (bakery)

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£45,000 - £55,000
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16 Mar 2024

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Technical Sales Executive (bakery)

£45,000 - £55,000
Homebased / East of England
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8617

The company

With a strong commitment to providing premium products and exceptional customer service, this well-established company is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of their clients, including major food manufacturers, retail and wholesale.

About the Technical Sales Executive (bakery) job

This is a brand new position where you will play a pivotal role in expanding the company’s customer activity within the food manufacturing sector by presenting their range of products to development teams.

Key tasks

  • Customer engagement - build and maintain strong relationships with key decision-makers and stakeholders at food manufacturing companies.
  • Product presentation - effectively showcase the company’s products, highlighting their quality, nutritional benefits, and relevance to current food trends, as well as to the customer’s lives and future projects.
  • Technical expertise: possess a good understanding of food industry trends, nutritional values, and product applications.
  • Stay abreast of market developments and competitor offerings to provide insightful recommendations to customers.
  • Collaboration - work closely with customers' NPD and project teams to understand their requirements, offer tailored solutions, and assist in the development of new products incorporating the company’s products.
  • Sales generation - develop and execute strategic plans to generate revenue targets.
  • Market analysis - conduct thorough market research to identify emerging trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscape. Utilise findings to inform product development strategies and sales approach.
  • Communication and reporting - maintain clear and timely communication with internal stakeholders, including sales management and product development teams.
  • Provide regular updates on customer interactions, market insights, and sales pipeline.

About You

You will need to utilise your knowledge of food trends and nutritional qualities to engage with clients and collaborate closely with their NPD and project teams. In addition:

  • Proven track record in technical sales within the food industry, with a focus on ingredients or raw materials preferred.
  • Strong understanding of food manufacturing processes, product formulation, and ingredient functionality.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive approach to identifying and pursuing development opportunities.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and build rapport with clients at all levels.

This position will require travel to customer sites and industry events, so a full clean driving license is essential.

More details

The Technical Sales Executive job can essentially be homebased, but East of England would be ideal, and is paying £45,000 - £55,000 according to your experience.

There is a bonus element to the role and transport will be covered either through generous mileage and/or car/allowance.

This is a Monday to Friday role and comes with 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Alternate job titles

Sales Executive | Key Account Manager | National Account Manager | Sales Account Manager | Food Industry Sales Jobs | Food Commercial Jobs | Technical Sales Jobs | Business Development | Sales Manager | Food Manufacturing Sales 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!
  • to give you friendly, ethical, honest and expert recruitment services
  • 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!

For a full up to date list of our jobs, visit

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

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