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National Account Manager

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + £6,750 car allowance, 10% bonus per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Sales
  • Contact: Harry Ratcliffe
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 09 December 2021
  • Job Ref: HRBM_1636472000

Business Manager (NAM) - Grocery / Discount

  • Large food manufacturer
  • Autonomy to lead the growth of two of their biggest accounts
  • People-focused culture and great opportunities to develop

Better Placed are currently recruiting a Business Manager role for a well-known food business in the Midlands. This company has a great range of branded and own-label products and they are now looking for a passionate, ambitious individual to lead their business with two large accounts across their whole portfolio.

Main responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing a commercial Joint Business Plans (JBP's) with the customer
  • Business Development to bring on new customers
  • Delivering profitable and sustainable sales growth
  • Controlling budgets and forecasting
  • Launching and driving NPD
  • Executing all promotional plans for product portfolio
  • Building strong relationships with customer and key stakeholders
  • Maintaining daily contact with customer and attending regular face-to-face meetings
  • Keeping up with key category trends and identifying new business opportunities

What we need from you:

  • Minimum 3 years in national accounts, ideally within Grocery
  • Experience strategically managing a P&L and implementing growth YOY
  • Great communicator both written and verbal
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Understanding of convenience food market
  • Ideally a mix of branded and own-label experience (not essential)
  • Commercially astute with strong negotiation and presentation skills
  • Background in stimulating account growth and gaining new business

What's on offer?

  • Competitive salary and package
  • The opportunity to lead one of the company's high profile accounts
  • A brilliant team to work with and learn from, made up of individuals from leading blue-chip businesses
  • A great working environment, with likeminded, driven individuals, who work together as a collaborative and dynamic team
  • Outstanding opportunities for development, and a business that promotes from within
  • Flexible working, with the opportunity to work from home as well as in the office (average of 2 days in the office per week)