Account Manager, UK – Cereal & Bakery Focus

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£45,000 - £60,000
East Midlands
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At huge corporations, you tend to get good benefits. A nice pension, private healthcare, a structured career path with plenty of layers of management to progress through. You also tend to get a suffocating amount of red tape. Slow decisions, missed opportunities; step out of your box and you’ll be asked to get back in it pretty sharpish.

Well, there’s none of that in this privately-owned ingredients business. The long-standing company sells a range of added-value food ingredients into a broad variety of manufacturers, particularly in the cereal and bakery fields, on projects ranging from salt and sugar reduction through to clean label and allergen-free requirements.

With recent capital equipment investment, the business is looking for an experienced Account Manager from the food ingredients industry – someone who is accustomed to spotting opportunities and selling the appropriate solution.

You’ll be given a portfolio of accounts to manage, but the role is weighted towards developing new business – by extending the amount of products you’re doing into existing accounts as well as getting your foot in the door with new customers, all across the UK. With a factory that has undergone a recent expansion, as well as the new equipment at your disposal, there won’t be any capacity issues – the more business you can bring to the production team, the happier they’ll be!

We’re looking for someone to be on-site 2 days per week. That’s not because the business needs to see what you’re up to, though. It’s really because there isn’t a lot of food ingredients experience in the sales team at the moment, so you’ll be someone that the team can learn from. As such, a team player mentality is essential – a lone wolf just won’t work here.

You’ll have access to fantastic innovation, a supportive cross-functional team and with a short chain of command, decisions are made very quickly. With a robust supply chain, a great USP to get customers talking to you in the first instance (we’ll tell you more about that when we speak with you) and a Sales Director who will give you plenty of autonomy to do what you do best – sell! – this is an opportunity for someone with the right mindset to make a big difference to a growing company’s bottom line.


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If you believe you’ve got the right experience for this position, and it sounds like the sort of role and company you’re looking for, then send us your CV and anything else we should know. We’ll do our best to be in touch quickly!