National Account Manager (Grocery)

Banbury £ 45,000 to £ 55,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013528

A successful well established food manufacturer are recruiting for a National Account Manager in the grocery channel. Delivering sales and margin growth via grocers, this candidate should have experience working within the food sector as well as P&L experience.



Commutable from: Banbury, Bicester, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Daventry, Towcester, Buckingham


Salary: £ 45,000 - £ 55,000 per annum, car allowance, sales bonus scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank, employer pension contribution, medical cashback scheme


Suitable for: National Account Manager - Grocers



The Role


The National Account Manager (Grocery) will be responsible for:

  • Build commercial relationships with customers and ensure delivery of excellent customer service for allocated customers

  • Maintain P&L of own accounts, managing sales and profitability targets

  • Proactively look for opportunities to grow sales within existing new accounts in the Grocery channel, whilst achieving company profit targets

  • Secure NPD listings with all allocated customers, engaging them through compelling category based sales presentations and also agree launch and support plans with them

  • Also build solid relationships with colleagues in other departments ensuring sales plans are delivered

  • Make sure that allocated accounts are settled in line with the agreed terms and that appropriate action is taken if this is not the case to ensure that the risk of bad debt is minimised

  • Forecast predicted sales accurately to be close to customer level and SKU group


The Person


  • From a commercial background within an FMCG business, ideally working with UK Grocers

  • A passion for food with a “how can we ” attitude

  • Passionate about making things happen and growing a business

  • Hold a good understanding of how an Account Manager/Buyer relationship functions

  • Ideally Degree educated or equivalent



To apply for the role of National Account Manager - Grocers, please forward your CV to Matt Griffiths.

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