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Commercial Manager | Protein | Hertfordshire

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Commercial Manager | Protein | Hertfordshire

  • Location:

    Hertfordshire, England

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + package

  • Contact:

    Tom Edmondson-Matthews

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

Are you currently a national account executive supplying fresh protein based products into the major retailers? Are you looking to take a step up in your career and hold more P&L responsibility? If so, we want to hear from you.

About our Client:

Our client is a leading supplier of a variety of food products with a great reputation for quality and working collaboratively with their customers. They operate in a very fast paced arena and work closely with one another to ensure orders get to customers in full and on time. They serve chefs, restaurants and cutting edge hospitality customers on a daily basis. Thousands of consumers eat their products every day. They have strong ties to the food scene in London (although they have a national reach) and pride themselves in serving some of the best restaurants in the country. They are a team of real foodies and are always on the lookout for the next big thing in the food sector.

About the Job:

You will use your account management skills and sales energy to identify opportunities within the market and existing accounts to drive sales forward. A strong negotiator, you will have a track record of delivering commercial results and successfully pushing through price increases. Do you go into a sales meeting asking how can I increase sales within this account today? You will have the drive and enthusiasm to out perform KPI's and want to progress within an organisation. You will be able to adapt your approach depending on the customer or buyer (many of which are ex-retail buyers).

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will come from a business supplying fresh or chilled food products, ideally meat or protein based, into the major retailers. You will have a thorough understanding of category, negotiations, tender processes etc to drive the business further. You will be a national account executive, commercial executive or national account manager looking to take a step up to manage more P&L responsibility. You will be able to work autonomously and be driven to develop your career, whilst also able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. You will possess strong commercial acumen and planning skills, with a strong eye for detail.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will have a proven track record in delivering account growth in the fresh/chilled food sector. You will be driven to progress your career and a strong communicator.


As a guide c £40k - £45k + package with lots of potential for progression.

Application Process:

The recruitment process will likely go through two stages including a presentation. If you feel you have the required skills and experience please apply. To discuss the role in more detail prior to submitting your application please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM12048