Responsibilities of the role are:
• Establish strong relationships both externally to include suppliers and internally to maintain business and achieve business goals and targets.
• Ensure Account agreed KPI's are met or exceeded.
• 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.
• Carry out price reviews as scheduled by account with a view to achieving target
• Provide fully detailed product forecasts to Inventory as necessary with a view to achieving KPI’s
• Attend Commercial/Marketing organised events as directed. (Trade Shows/Speed Dating etc.)
The successful candidate will be an experienced Regional and / or National Account Manager with experience having been gained with a delivered foodservice wholesaler and specifically in the Destination Leisure Sector including Garden Centres.
You will be a “foodie”, a confident presenter with good food industry knowledge and the ability to build strong foundations with customers ensuring they can provide great Customer Service
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 Care Sector.
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 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.
This is a superb opportunity to join an expanding independently owned company at an exciting stage of its development and to make a real impact within its National Account Team.
Basic salary is negotiable and will be around £40-55k per annum depending upon your experience. In addition, there is a bonus scheme, Company Car, 25 days’ holiday, Staff Discount Scheme, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Death in Service, Childcare Vouchers, Savings Scheme and a Staff Lottery.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced National Account Manager in the foodservice 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.
rpc foodservice recruitment, a Division of The rpc Group of Companies is at the forefront of placing professionals into all areas of the foodservice sector. Operating throughout the UK and Internationall, we cover all temperature spans, Contract Distribution, Food Ingredients, Catering Disposables, Catering Equipment, Foodservice Manufacturing, Fresh Produce, Meats, Seafood and Cash and Carry.
We frequently manage confidential appointments on behalf of our clients, some of which are not advertised.
If you are interested in working in the foodservice sector and seeking to develop your career, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential discussion and access to our complete portfolio of current opportunities.