The Company and the Role:
Our client is a leading independent foodservice wholesaler supplying multi temperature products to foodservice clients across most of the country.
The company has big plans for growth over the next 3-5 years and in line with their growth plans comes the need to recruit the best candidates and succession planning, therefore the path for progression is very real and carries numerous opportunities for candidates with the right aspirations, talent and capabilities.
They are currently seeking a Regional Account Manager to be based in the South East, nominally attached to our client’s depot in Kent. The position is permanent.
Key Features of the Role:
The role is about effective prospecting and ultimately winning new business large independent units, key accounts and small to medium sized groups within the independent sector in London and the South East.
You will research and build relationships with new clients.
You will plan approaches and pitches. Work with the wider sales team to develop proposals that meet the client’s needs, concerns and objectives.
You will identify existing clients that can be targeted for sales growth.
You will strengthen relationships with existing accounts through effective cross selling and up selling.
Participate in company sales meetings, conference calls and present results.
Knowledge and Skills:
The successful candidate will be an experienced Terrority Sales / Business Development Manager with experience having been gained with a delivered foodservice or retail convenience wholesaler.
You will be tenacious, self - motivated and living somewhere in the South East and able to get to Kent easily.
As our client is a forward thinking growth player in the foodservice sector, candidates must be career focussed and motivated towards driving substantial growth gained from large independent customers / small regional groups.
A natural confident communicator and negotiator you must understand what it takes to deliver a quality service to business customers and be capable of forging your own sales plans.
You will be numerate, have excellent presentation and communication skills, be able to communicate at all levels and be decisive, assertive and persuasive.
You will enjoy a level of autonomy and therefore must be highly self-motivated to achieve agreed goals.
You will have strong negotiating and relationship skills and able to manage your own time effectively.
What’s on Offer?
On offer to the successful candidate is an attractive basic salary of between £35-40k depending upon your background, experience and skill set.
In addition, there is a bonus scheme in place, company car and a range of benefits giving you the ability to work with a dynamic, fast-growing company where the career opportunities are truly excellent.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced field sales professional with experience of the foodservice sector or retail convenience sector.
The rpc Group of Companies receives an overwhelming number of CV's /Resumes each day, and each one is reviewed personally by a Consultant. Our pre-selection process is very thorough in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients.
If your details meet the criteria set by our client, then we will contact you regarding the position. If you are not contacted by us, then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. However, we will keep your details on file and should another suitable or matching vacancy become available then we will contact you.