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UK Sales Manager - Grocery – a SUSTAINABLE & SOCIAL business

Job Reference:
Date Posted:
26 January 2018
Greater London - office based
c£40-45k basic OTE £70k
Food, Drink
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Job Type:
Start Date
26 January 2018
Closing Date:
27 February 2018

Job Description


48% of all UK households have purchased healthier crisps and snacks in the past year, and 60% of consumers look for healthy options when food shopping.

Are you one of these consumers? If so read on

My client is a health brand and social business. Their mission is to create demand for under-utilised natural products from small-scale producers in Europe and further afield- starting with the nutrient-dense superfoods.

Since launching in 2013, their ranges have become established within London's leading health food retailers and gone nationwide via Holland & Barrett. Their products are now sold in 12 countries around the world. The business is now seeking to further expand distribution, sales and impact!

The Role

As the UK Sales Manager you will take the lead on sales; helping to develop a robust sales growth strategy and to drive sales across different channels, including major multiples (JS/Waitrose/Tesco).

Your key responsibilities include:

Managing the Plan
You will co-create, own and deliver UK sales strategy, plan and budget.

Opening New Doors
Creating a dramatic uplift in sales by opening new doors within existing and new channels

Key Account Management
Further developing our business with existing accounts and new acquisitions, through excellent commercial and relationship management

UK Distribution
Driving increased penetration among independents via the companies network of UK distributors

What We're Looking For
A natural passion for health and wellbeing
Entrepreneurial, creative, passionate and high-energy individual who would be highly motivated to grow the brand.
The ability and desire to lead, manage and inspire
A strong, commercial track record of growing existing accounts, winning new business and delivering on targets
Educated to degree level and with proven experience in a similar role, in an FMCG food/drinks environment
Experience in negotiating with buyers within the key national retail multiples would be advantageous. Tesco/JS/Waitrose

Have you got what we want?

You will be someone who likes a challenge and is excited by the thought of reaching company objectives through your sales leadership
First class communication skills including a high degree of emotional intelligence. Confident representing the brand both internally and externally

Here's a short quote from the Founder:

We're looking for a talented, hard-working, real impact player with the willingness to work with the founder to learn, devise and execute the Company's sales strategy, while managing the current portfolio of healthy & happy customers.

If you think you tick the boxes in more ways than one then we would love to hear from you. Interviews are being held over the next week so what are you waiting for? Get your skates on and send me your application today .