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Foodservice National Key Account Manager

Foodservice National Key Account Manager

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Cavendish Maine are privileged to be working exclusively with this leading international producer of potato products into the foodservice industry.

About the Role:

Working on a national basis but predominantly within the M62 corridor and managing End User accounts accounts within the Fast Food/Takeaway & QSR channels, you will be required to build, nurture and maintain strong and effective customer relationships as well as developing new business both within current and new accounts.

You will be given the opportunity to build a credible and long – term career with a market leader at a very exciting time for this business. Whether you are currently working within Foodservice as a KAM or are an experienced Regional Sales Rep looking to take the next step in your career, your background will be considered. Duties will include;

  • Accountability for profit and loss for your specific business portfolio
  • Working closely with product management, Marketing and NPD teams delivering compelling customer specific propositions on product development
  • Creating efficient working relationships with key contacts within each account across the channel, e.g., Chefs, F&B Managers, Owners etc
  • Developing strong relationships with all key accounts within the Fast Food and QSR chains, fully understanding their business and offering solutions
  • Cross-selling and up-selling to existing accounts

Key Skills/Experience Required:

In order to be considered for the role of National Key Account Manager, you must possess the following;

  • Experience of working for a foodservice /catering company or food manufacturer in a field sales capacity
  • Knowledge and experience of selling into the Fast Food/Takeaway & QSR channels
  • Experience of working closely with internal and external teams (e.g. marketing NPD, production etc)
  • A creative mindset in order to drive new product ideas and customer acquisitions
  • Strong and persuasive negotiation skills
  • Happy to successfully develop and generate new business
  • Ambitious and professional
  • A persistent, consistent and disciplined approach
  • A passion for food and experience if working with or as a Chef would be an advantage
  • Live within the M62 corridor

Salary/Benefits Information:

In return for your role as Foodservice National Key Account Manager, you will receive a basic salary of up to £45,000 p.a (DOE) possibly negotiable. Car, bonus, 24 days holiday, pension etc.

Contact: Sophie Simmonds

Reference: SS/86808

Footnote

If your application is successful, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Due to the overwhelming Application response we receive through various sources should you not hear from us within one week then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Overview
Category
Category not defined
Offered Salary
GBP45,000 - 45,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Manchester, Lancashire
Job Type
Permanent
Consultant