Building up meaningful and fruitful relationships with your customers can be one of the most rewarding things as a Sales Manager…especially when you work with a food product that 99% of the nation love.
I’m looking for a Sales Manager to join a global food manufacturing business
You are going to reinvigorate the cocoa sales activities in the UK and Western Europe, by growing existing (key) accounts and going after new business (of which there is huge amounts of).
As mentioned, you will work with key accounts and continue to fuel the growth that has been built over the past years, through leveraging existing internal networks to make things happen.
You will report into the divisional sales director (covering Western Europe), someone with many years of experience who is a well-respected and great leader within the business. There isn’t any micro-management here and you will be someone who thrives on making things happen through your own endeavours, rather than someone who needs to be instructed on what to do 24/7.
This is a sales management role in a food environment, so in an ideal world you will have worked in or around Cocoa or commodities, so will understand the practical application of it into customer products. We’re not necessarily looking for someone who is a pure hunter, as there is a lot of opportunity to grow existing accounts (80 + accounts).
If you’re not a cocoa subject matter expert, you will have access (and work closely with) a technical expert who can support you and guide you on technicalities of the product, if you need it.
This role will involve a lot of travelling to production sites, customers sites and for meetings, which could cover Western Europe (although majority is in the UK).
From a package perspective, you are looking at a base salary of £60,000, a 15% bonus, company car (or car allowance), fantastic pension, 26 days holiday (+ bank holiday) and plenty of other benefits.
If you are interested or want to know more (including seeing the full client job brief), send me a message, DM, call me – whatever is easiest. Having an up-to-date CV to hand is ideal, but if you haven’t got one immediately, we can still chat through the position, and you can learn more.
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