Head of Brands, 1485 Ltd
There’s so many great things we can tell you about this business. Let’s start with the essentials:
Combined with that, this role has come about because of promotion – which, as a recruiter, is always a great message to be able to deliver!
We’re looking for a Senior Account Manager for this supplier of own label nutritional products. Your time will be split across a handful of key customers, but you’ll focus predominantly on one customer – the jewel in the crown of the accounts, which has seen unbelievable growth over the past 2 years – we’re talking about a couple of hundred grand rising to a multi-million pound turnover.
This position is all about relationship management. There’s no hard sell here, it’s about guiding the customers as to the next trends in the industry and how they can best capitalise on those trends though product innovation. Whether it’s leading a product innovation day, negotiating annual price agreements, ensuring deliveries are received on time or opening doors for different products that the customer hasn’t considered before, this is a varied role where stakeholder management is of utmost importance. Oh, and if you’re adverse to some social stuff, whether it’s going to sporting events or meals with customers, then this won’t be for you, because there’s plenty of that!
Sounds like a lot, right? Well, you’ll have some willing support. The role comes with two direct reports, an Account Manager and a Junior Account Manager, so some of the day to day tasks can be delegated to them – but this is a hands-on, end to end position that requires you to wear a lot of different hats, make no mistake about that. From Buyers and Heads of Procurement to Heads of NPD and a whole host of other stakeholders, expect to be challenged and pushed. Sound fun?
If you’re up for a challenge like this, then this is what we need to see from you:
It’s a role that’s predominantly office-based, so you’ll need to be in or around Manchester to make this work, or be willing to move at pretty short notice. We’re hoping for an early 2024 start, so we can’t wait for homes to be sold to make this move happen!
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