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7671 Senior National Account Manager - Food to Go

Job Title: 7671 Senior National Account Manager - Food to Go
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England - Flexible
Industry:
Salary: 60000 - 70000 +Bonus+car+benefits
REF: 7671/2017/BD6260
Contact Name: David Beck
Contact Email: davidbeck@therpcgroup.co.uk
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

The Company and the Role:
The company is a multi-temperature foodservice wholesaler offering a national delivery service to catering and hospitality customers including retail Food to Go and Quick Service Restaurants.  They are currently seeking a Senior National Account Manager to manage the QSR and Food to Go Sector. The position is permanent.
This is a newly created position within the Company and the job holder will report direct to the Managing Director. Whilst the Company already has clients and a range of products aimed at the QSR and Food to Go sector, it sees this sector as a primary growth sector and therefore seeking a high calibre individual who will manage all aspects of growing this sector.
Key Features of the Role:
Specifically, you will research the sector and go out and win new business.
You will establish strong relationships both externally to include suppliers and internally to maintain business and achieve business goals and targets.
You will represent our client in the best possible light at all times.
You will ensure account agreed KPI's are met or exceeded.
You will carry out category reviews to change customer's products or seek product innovation to achieve targets with a high degree of understanding and sympathy to individual customer's needs and requirements.
You will carry out price reviews as scheduled by account with a view to achieving target.
You will provide fully detailed product forecasts to Inventory Department as necessary with a view to achieving KPI’s.
Finally, you will attend and sometimes organise Commercial/Marketing organised events.
Knowledge and Skills:
The successful candidate will be an experienced Senior / National Account Manager with extensive knowledge and experience of the QSR and Food to Go sector.
You will be a “foodie”, a confident presenter with good foodservice and retail industry knowledge and the ability to build strong foundations with customers.
You will need to be highly self-motivated person to achieve the goals and targets, able to work efficiently and independently within time constraints and ability to influence others. 
The position is home based but you will ideally be living in the” central belt “of the country. e.g. South of Manchester.
You will have a thorough, in-depth knowledge of client, market and sector trends specific to the Food to Go sector and to QSR’s.
Highly developed analytical skills are essential, as are well developed IT/ PC skills (including Excel), and you must be able to interpret data and information in various formats.
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 be innovative and demonstrate originality and creativity in solving problems and meeting the needs of the clients and the Food to Go sector.
You will enjoy a high level of autonomy and therefore must be highly self-motivated to achieve agreed goals.
You will have strong negotiating skills and able to manage your own time effectively.
You will have the ability to develop and communicate sound commercial arguments, and have a thorough understanding of the cost drivers and their impact on our client’s operations and their customer.
A full driving licence is a prerequisite as there will be a requirement for travel throughout the country at different times.
The successful candidate will also be required to have the flexibility to work extra hours in line with the business needs.
This really is a very exciting opportunity in a Company going for growth.
If you’ve got a great sales track record within the Food to Go sector and are seeking an opportunity which is second to none and have the character, desire and ambition to take full accountability of this role then please contact us immediately.

What’s on Offer?
On offer to the successful candidate is an attractive basic salary of around £60,000 – 70,00pa. In addition, there will be a bonus scheme, 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 National Account Manager with experience of the Food to Go / QSR 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.

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