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National Account Manager | Plants | Retail | South Coast

England, Dorset
£40000 - £45000 per annum + + package
Closing date
22 Jul 2021

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National Account Manager | Plants | Major Retailers | South Coast
Salary: ~£40-45k + package DOE
Are you an experienced commercial professional with a background in supplying major supermarkets? Do you have short-shelf life/fresh produce experience? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is a leading grower of a variety of crops which they supply to the major retailers and supermarkets. They are family owned and have invested in the latest technology to deliver the best products to their customers. The team are all passionate about horticulture and the products that they grow and sell. They grow a variety of crops and supply seasonal products as well as staples throughout the year. They have strong company values and are focused on growing the business further under their vision.

About the Role
As a result of business expansion, our client is looking for an experienced account manager with a background in the horticulture sector. This role will lead the management of a key supermarket customer(s) focusing on the trends in the market, range of products to offer, packaging, quality, commercial results to form a long term JBP with the customer. You will utilise your experience to drive the commercial relationship with the customer. You will work closely with the team to deliver results and account growth.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a background in horticulture and have solid plant knowledge. You will have experience in managing the relationships with the major UK Supermarkets and retailers and be able to demonstrate your ability to grow an account and form JBP's. You will be a team player and be able to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in when required. As a seasonal business, you can expect to work some weekends at peak periods and be able to start early too. You will be a strong communicator who is comfortable presenting to internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have experience in the commercial horticulture sector, have good plant knowledge and have experience in supply major UK retailers/supermarkets.

~£40-45k + package DOE

Application Process

The successful applicant will move through a two-stage interview process

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting your application, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM13135


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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