Retail National Account Manager – Multiples

Retail National Account Manager – Multiples

  • Status: Full Time / Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive/Negotiable
  • Location: Area responsibility, travel within the UK is an essential component. A Company car / Car Allowance is provided with a requirement to visit head offices in Harwich, Essex normally between 1-2 days per week.

If you are looking to further your career with an exciting global, outward-looking company, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods in the UK and the company behind Top 3* UK rice brand Laila basmati.  It is part of the rapidly expanding, family run Flying Trade Group (FTG) which boasts an annual UK turnover in excess of £130-million and operates in over 30 countries. Impressive growth has seen FTG enter the 2018 Sunday Times “Top Track 250” league tables and the Sunday Times International “Track” 200 in 2019.

The biggest supplier of world food lines into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s, with over 1000 independent retail accounts across the UK, Surya Foods also represents some of the world’s leading brands including Britannia Biscuits, National Foods, FOCO, Ajinomoto and Samai among others.

The scale and breadth of our business activities means we can offer great variety and a fantastic environment to start or further your career and owing to our company’s ambitious growth plans we are always looking for talented employees to complement our team.

Our company culture supports and nurtures personal development to ensure a first step with us always brings further opportunities.

In 2020, we will be launching over 100 new products which is relevant to every sales channel as we look to dramatically expand our business in the next phase of our development as we now enter core mainstream categories as well as World Foods.

We are recruiting, on a permanent basis, a National Accounts Manager for a Southern Based Multiple Retailer – with a view to developing high growth and profitable customer relationships in multiple product categories – core grocery (rice, pulses, sauces, coconut products & canned goods), impulse (snacking and nuts) and selected frozen categories and fresh (Halal and Asian)

Reporting to the Retail Commercial Controller, you will be responsible for creating new customer partnerships, driving volumes, sales and profits. You will need to successfully communicate internally and externally with customers, be engaging and of course be incredible at sales and closing deals. You will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and “can-do” attitude to pursue and create your own opportunities. Applicants must have a successful track record of managing and developing business within the Multiple Retailers along with a vision to build and deliver a strategic Joint Business Plan.

This is a permanent full time role with area responsibility therefore travel within the UK is an essential component. A Company car or car allowance is provided with a requirement to visit head office in Harwich, Essex normally between 1-2 days per week

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all food categories within the business for your selected customers.
  • Regular face to face meetings with key contacts within assigned accounts essential.
  • Analytical skills with attention to detail is imperative.
  • Competitive nature.
  • Building relationships and negotiating.
  • KPI driven and someone who thrives on hitting and exceeding targets.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Entrepreneurial selling skills at the highest level
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a successful commercial team
  • Strong management skills
  • Attention to detail is imperative
  • Ability to deal with a complexity of products
  • Ability to maintain and manage relationships at senior levels
  • FMCG knowledge is essential
  • A desire to grow and develop
  • Strong communication
  • Analytical Skills

If you have the necessary skills and experience and want to work with great people in a growing business then we would love to hear from you.



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