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  • National Account Manager, Food and Drink, Home Based
    • Location: Home-based.
    • Job Type: National Account Manager.
    • Sector: Food and Drink.
    • Salary: Competitive Package.

     Our client is a leading FMCG sales, marketing and distribution company with a portfolio of branded food and drink products. They work closely with the top retailers in the grocery, health food, high street, discount and off trade environments. Due to their rapid expansion in the market, they are now seeking a National Account Manager to join their team.

     WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

    As National Account Manager, you will be looking after the number one account for the business – Holland and Barrett and a mixture of other national 
    accounts in the UK focused on the main grocery multiples and the role will also involve focus on export opportunities. The main focus of this role will 
    be to manage current business and achieve new listings or increase the turnover of these accounts, managing price increases, promotional activity and the 
    NPD feedback process. The role is home based, however you will spend time visiting the retailers, and some time will be spent travelling in respect to 
    export opportunities along with regular meetings with the rest of the commercial team around the UK. 
    You will assess and evaluate the market and drive brand thinking both internally and externally. Through detailed analysis you will create sales strategies to win new business. You will be in direct contact with large retail chains, attending meetings and develop strong customer relationships.
     
    ABOUT YOU: 
    You have a strong Commercial background with National Account Management experience, ideally gained in an FMCG environment. Importantly you must have a 
    track record of success working with brands - ideally you will have already dealt with the major supermarkets in the UK and may already have experience 
    in export business development. Working on the Holland and Barret account will be a skill you are more than competent in and related tracked success in 
    this area is preferable. 
    You are dynamic and ambitious - comfortable presenting your ideas both internally and externally. You will possess strong commercial and financial acumen 
    and have experience of working with national retail grocery accounts. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on some amazing brands and to join such a 
    growing business.
     
    Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
     
    Proven track record within a Sales Environment ideally from a similar industry
    Mathematically astute with high standard of written and verbal English language
    Fully conversant with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
    Degree educated – preferable 
     
     
    Key Competency Requirements:
    Exemplary account management and customer servicing skills
    Excellent entrepreneurial sales flair
    High level of commercial awareness
    Excellent communication skills
    Excellent team working and relationship building
    Capable of problem solving and decision making
    Capable of remaining calm and thriving in within a faced paced environment
    Capable of motivating, inspiring and supporting sales support staff
    Abel to work from home with focus, direction and achievement 

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