National Account Manager - 12 month FTC

Kerry Foods Group
10 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Manager or National Account Manager looking for a step up into a high profile role which is responsible for our growing Butter, Spreads and Margarine (BSM) business. This National Account Manager - 12 month FTC job is responsible for managing two of our leading grocery accounts, which have a total turnover of c.£25m. The business in both accounts is predominantly own label, with a small amount of branded, therefore own label experience would be preferred. One of these accounts would be seen as the benchmark within the Category and the relationship is in a really good place with lots of opportunities to grow the account further. The role will be based in Egham with the rest of the Dairy sales team, with travel to a northern retailer as well as our production site in Yorkshire required at least once a fortnight. The individual we are looking for needs to be driven, self-motivated and be able to demonstrate good cross functional ways of working. With ongoing progression and training we will support you in achieving your goals as well as offering a fantastic career opportunity. If you are looking for a new challenge, apply now About Kerry Foods… Here at Kerry Foods we lead the way in manufacturing and marketing chilled foods that delight consumers across the UK, Ireland and international markets. As well as creating the finest customer-branded chilled foods, we also own an impressive stable of our own household name brands, from Cheestrings, Yollies, Denny and Dairygold to Mattessons, Wall's and Richmond sausages . We have 6,000 people working across 14 manufacturing sites, as well as a number of commercial bases throughout the UK and Ireland, and together we drive a business with an annual turnover of €1.5 billion. Our open minded and forward-looking culture empowers our people to use their passion, skills and customer-centric focus to build on this success, driving our ambitious growth strategy, and ensuring we delight the tastes of tomorrow. Based in Egham, the successful National Account Manager will be responsible for the following: Leading and developing a 1-3 year horizon brand portfolio with a cross functional team within in a given category. You will use all growth levers to set the direction for future growth and build competitive advantage in the market for Kerry. Supporting Sales as team lead in budget management and responsible for Customer/Channel forecasting Accountable for joint business planning bought into by all stakeholders reflecting sales, profit & brand objectives for Kerry You will bring an expert knowledge of the relevant customers, competitors and the retail market they operate in Responsible for the planning and development of Customer promotions Maximising Trade Spend using tools to deliver better ROI Responsible for delivering accurate forecast working with demand planning Responsible for management of customer tenders and identifying new customer opportunities Create and maintain a Customer wiring plan as part of a wider customer relationship management strategy Responsible for price and commercial agreements with customers and aligned to Kerry strategies Responsible for driving availability and Kerry service levels (order fulfilment through to accounts received) What does our ideal candidate look like? Our ideal candidate will hold a Degree (or equivalent) and will have the following: Demonstrated account management experience with full P&L responsibility Track record within FMCG is a benefit, with exposure to chilled food and own label even better Fantastic communication and relationship skills with the ability to build relationships both internally and externally You will be a team player with the ability to influence at peer level and above You will be a true foodie, passionate about working for a leading food business Whilst experience is important, finding the right person who will live and breathe our Kerry Values is something we are extremely passionate about. Kerry Foods hasn't been built on luck. We've got to where we are today by being ' Courageous' , 'On It' and 'Forward Looking.' So if you're looking to build a lasting career within an 'Open Minded' company that allows it's people to take 'Ownership' of everything they do, Kerry Foods needs you Come and join us and help us be 'Better Together.' This job was originally posted as

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