Account Development Manager

Location
Chertsey
Salary
Competitve Salary & Package
Posted
31 Jul 2017
Closes
28 Aug 2017
Ref
compass/TP/327966/34680/RH
Contact
Ms Racheal Hill
Job Function
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Do you have in-depth sourcing knowledge and strong account management skills?

We are on the lookout for an Account Development Manager to join our expanding Account Team here at Foodbuy, a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. This role is fundamental in bridging the gap between the sales and operational teams for new clients to offer continuity and comfort throughout the transitional onboarding phase.

Package description

Competitive Salary & Package 

Main responsibilities

Reporting in to the Client Accounts Director and working closely with the Strategic Sourcing Lead for New Business, you will be responsible for completing the conversion of new client category spend to Foodbuy deals. To do this, you will be required to build strong and lasting relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to promptly develop and understand on new members business needs and deliver proposals which meet their requirements and further our strategic intent to be the biggest food procurement provider in Europe by 2020. You will be required to talk comfortably with clients about their sourcing requirements in order to challenge what they are buying to ensure we are driving optimisation and value. Working collaboratively with our Category and Sourcing Teams you will develop a structured communication plan to ensure that knowledge and best practice are being shared and followed.

Ideal candidate

You will have previous experience in an Account Management role where you will have demonstrated the ability to develop accounts, generate new business and build strong and effective relationships. You will demonstrate the ability to work cross-functionally with the knowledge and gravitas to influence, engage and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders. Ideally you will have an understanding of buying and sourcing with an understanding of the food supply chain.

This is a mobile role, you will be required to travel to our Chertsey Office on a weekly basis and visit client sites. In return, you will receive a competitive salary and package and be given the opportunity to develop and make the most out of your career. We believe that our people are our business, so along with the tools and support you need to get to here you want to go, we’ll make sure you have fun along the way. We are dedicated to creating a positive place where the best people want to work.  

If you think this role is for you and would like to obtain further information regarding salary or role specifics, please contact me directly via email, racheal.hill@compass-group.co.uk .

About the company

About Foodbuy

Foodbuy is an exclusive group of leading foodservice providers working together for the benefit of both Members and Suppliers.