Top 3 Sales Jobs at Better Placed

We have some great opportunities for those looking to take the next step in their career within Sales, if any of the following positions interest you – don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Title: National Account Manager – Yorkshire – Top 4 Grocery
Area: North Yorkshire
Salary: £40,000 – £50,000
Job reference: SM22377
Consultant: Sofia McGrath
Sector: Sales

About the National Account Manager role:

Better Placed Recruitment are working alongside one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers who are looking for a dedicated National Account Manager to join their successful grocery commercial team in Yorkshire.

A key player in branded and own label food manufacturing, our client adopts a unique business strategy across numerous sites in the UK. Operating across a variety of different product categories, they offer high quality, tailor made solutions to retail and foodservice channels.

As a Grocery National Account Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Creating and implementing JPB’s with customer to capitalise on sales growth
  • Full P&L for existing grocery account(s)
  • Building and maintaining strong customer relationships
  • Communicating effectively with other internal departments to deliver the overall business strategy (e.g marketing, category and insight)
  • First point of contact for customer attending regular face-to-face meetings
  • Identifying new opportunities and recommending actions to improve margin
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of competitive activity and market trends
  • Reporting directly into the Commercial Controller on a weekly/monthly basis

The ideal candidate:

  • Top 6 Grocery mults management experience is a real must
  • Own-label and branded exposure would beneficial however not essential
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and make decisions
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills
  • Pro-active and ambitious attitude
  • Commutable to Yorkshire

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional JNAM or current NAM who is looking to take their career to the next level and join a fast growing business.

The role is office based with regular travel to customers in the UK.

> Call 0113 236 4040 for a full job description 

Title: Sales Manager – Great Dunmow
Area: Essex
Salary: £40,000 – £50,000
Job reference: KP/22371
Consultant: Kieran Porter
Sector: Sales

About the Sales Manager role:

Our client is a market leading specialist of passive fire protection installation and Survey Company, providing professionally managed, cost effective fire complaint services nationally to a wide range of clients. A market leader within the industry, our client knows the best products and services to best fit it’s clients needs.

As a Sales Manager you will be responsible for achieving the sales target as agreed with the CEO. The Sales Manager will be a key member of the regional team (North+South) working closely with the operations director. With experience in a hybrid new business role you will be experienced in the selling process, consultatively making smarter decisions for the business and the client.


  • Ability to self generate appointments and respond to leads provided from the marketing activity
  • Liase with internal operations team to enlist the necessary support in preparing a commercial proposal e.g surveying, follow up etc
  • Prepare reports to the board showing inbound leads, tracking each through the sales funnel along with pipeline, forecasts and conversion ratios to scale
  • Fostering and leading co-operation and collaboration with other functions within the business to maximise efficiency and effectiveness and to provide an integrated response to customers needs
  • Demonstrate a successful track record of delivering business growth in a relevant environment


  • Commercial awareness and strong strategic development skills are required
  • Ideally will have experience of working within the fire safety market and have an understanding and appreciation of the key customer drives
  • Ideally have experience of selling into the public/healthcare sector

> Call 0113 236 4040 for a full job description 

Title: National Account Manager – On Trade – Home Based
Area: East Midlands
Salary: £40,000 – £50,000
Job reference: DW22233
Consultant: Daniel Watts
Sector: Sales

About the National Account Manager role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a National Account Manager to join one of the UK’s leading brewers. As a National Account Manager you will be a vital player in the sales team managing one of their top On-trade accounts. Our client operates both on the on and off trade channels on a National basis and is widely recognised for their dedication to quality and innovation.

Reporting directly into the Sales Director you will be responsible for:

  • Setting the strategy, plan + budget to deliver corporate objectives
  • Create a joint business plan with customers that deliver against volume, distribution and profit objectives
  • Identifying potential customers by research and targeting implementation of sustained prospect activities
  • Managing the execution of account/brand activities devised by sales + marketing teams
  • Development of existing customer base in specified segments and implementation of channel priorities
  • Building a network of customer contacts at all levels and activating a contact strategy
  • Create + keep line an annual account plan delivering corporate objectives
  • Agree and negotiate with the customer a joint business plan that delivers for both the internal and external business objectives
  • Ensure accurate monthly sales forecasts and half year re-forecasts linking in with the team, supply chain, factory forecasting and finance
  • To ensure major in application of half year re-forecasts – working with supply chain, factory forecasting, finance
  • Work to close gaps in distribution as well as delivering new product launch plans
  • To manage, measure and improve customer profitability

The candidate:

  • On trade management experience is a real must
  • Good commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills

> Call 0113 236 4040 for a full job description