Field Key Account Manager – Functional Food Ingredients Ref: 14727

Competitive Salary Plus Company Benefits inc Company Car

Ready to progress your food ingredients / manufacturing career with a trusted brand that can offer you all the benefits and personal development you'd expect from a global leader? If your background is working within a distribution setting, ideally supplying functional food ingredients in an Account Management capacity we'd love to have a conversation.

Role Info:

Key Account Manager – Functional Food Ingredients
UK Home Based
Competitive Salary
Plus Company Benefits inc Company Car

Who we are:

We are the Food Ingredients division of an a leading $9 billion global product distributor spanning chemicals, speciality consumables, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics serving more than 80,000 customers across 100 countries.

The Key Account Manager Role:

We currently have a great opportunity for a Key Account Manager within our UK Food business. The successful candidate will be responsible for sales into our Key Account Customers across the UK and will have ownership of delivering the GP AOP for this region.

The person talking on this role will manage an existing customer base and will be expected to build strong relationships to develop new business and deliver targeted growth. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, someone who wants to sell and who can deliver self-determined growth. An ability to understand the functional aspects of our portfolio is essential.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

+ Ability & desire to sell value and work as ‘one team’.
+ To maintain the base business, control customer sales attrition and grow the business via new sales opportunities
+ Open new accounts
+ Activity management – demonstrates a desire to want to be in front of customers as much as possible
+ Be able to build relationships with our customers
+ Results orientated
+ Demonstrate excellent sales behaviours and be self-motivated
+ Carry out specific sales projects
+ Salesforce (CRM sales tool) update and maintenance.
+ Q (Pricing tool) update and maintenance.

We Are Looking For:

Experience with food ingredients or food manufacturing in an Account Management capacity. Ideally you will have experience working within a distribution setting, ideally supplying functional food ingredients

A passion for selling, a desire to be successful, and the ability to build strong relationships internally and with customers. Willingness to work hard and to make a real difference. If you are the successful candidate you will show the necessary desires to learn to be a highly skilled sales person.

Ideally you will have experience of managing existing accounts and identifying and gaining new business. The ability to work effectively within all levels of the organisation is essential. Having the flexibility & positive attitude towards team work is also a fundamental requirement. You must be organised and able to prioritise with effective time management skills. The individual must also be proficient at handling multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy & attention to detail.

What we offer in return:

+ Company Car
+ 33 days holiday
+ Holiday buy and sell scheme
+ Discretionary bonus scheme
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefits
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Employee share plan options
+ Cycle to work scheme
+ Learning & development programmes
+ Career progression opportunities
+ Free onsite parking

It's an exciting time to join the team. We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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