Account Manager, Kent

Salary: £42K
Sector: Sales
Location: Kent
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client is a well established Fresh Produce business now recruiting an Account Manager…

ROLE

Purpose

With grower partners in key locations around the world, they ensure a seamless 52 week supply of fresh produce to customers in retail, wholesale and
foodservice both in the UK and further afield. You would be the key daily contact for a key account, responsible for ensuring full availability for the customer and that service levels are met through effective forecasting, demand planning, and anticipation of supply gaps. Responsible for maintaining and
growing company sales for this specific product area.

Key accountabilities

Key point of contact for the key account buyer and supply chain team Acts as lead for promoting, advancing, developing and managing the customer relationship in order to maintain sales, elevate growth, uphold the supplier reputation and deliver on service level agreements, budget and rebate rates

Creates and implements a tactical approach to maintain 100 order fulfilment by managing supply splits whilst maximising the opportunity to grow product share

Has an awareness of and utilises knowledge of competitor strategy and market focus to gain business advantage

Maintains systems to ensure accuracy of stock movements, financial forecasting and invoicing whilst maintaining a thorough understanding of the profitability of customer activity

Manage customer forecast information to create accurate demand plan for the Company colleagues in supply chain, procurement and sales

Assist the commercial manager in negotiating and agreeing customer prices and volumes to maintain and increase profit margins whilst guarding against losses,
adhering to customer guidelines

CANDIDATE

Experience of working in the fresh produce industry.

Experience in a retail customer relationship role

Experience in or relevant knowledge of planning supply chain role

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Good negotiation skills, the ability to plan strategically

Good IT skills and attention to detail

Time management, self motivation and excellent organisation skills

Capability to set up and manage projects

Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to manipulate large data sets using MS Excel to an intermediate level or higher

Experience of using SAP

Monday to Friday 8am 5pm on site (40hrs per week)

BENEFITS

A competitive salary

25 days holiday per annum plus 8 days bank holidays

Pension scheme

Optional company share scheme

Learning and development opportunities

Free onsite parking

Employee Assistance programme

Cycle2Work scheme

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to andrew@drnewitt.com or contact Andrew Donaldson on 0131 226 5060.

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Andrew Donaldson
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