National Account Manager - Basingstoke

Paying up to £55k dependent on experience
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Ms Hollie Price
Job Function
Operations Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our high profile contract. You will be responsible for the Catering, Security and Cleaning across 5 sites across the UK.

As the Account Manager you will be developing and leading a team of 4 direct reports, across the 5 sites ranging from Basingstoke, Overton, Bath, Westhoughton and Gateshead.

The Account Manager will manage the contractual relationships in a commercial manner ensuring compliance and company policies are adhered to. You will drive food service and innovation, ensuring to exceed new and existing customer and commercial requirements.

We are looking for a strategic Manager who is an experienced innovator who can demonstrate how they have delivered for the client and kept the clients business and our services at the cutting edge of excellent service.

Package description

Paying up to £55,000 dependent on experience

Company Car, Healthcare and Private Pension

Main responsibilities
  • Development of strategic client relationships with all stakeholders
  • Effective communication to a broad spectrum of client and internal colleagues
  • Deliver budgetary profit and achieve targets set
  • Plan and implement the strategy of growth and retention of new and existing business in each sector through the development of long term account plans
  • Full accountability for the development of the service offer, design and operational scope of service delivery
  • All service streams are operating under due diligence and respective H&S standards
  • Delivery of quarterly business reviews, monthly & HSE meetings
  • Chair and attend project meetings as required
  • Previous experience of leading a team to drive change and transform catering services across a number of different locations
Ideal candidate


  • Experience gained in a high end corporate environment with direct responsibility for culinary provision/delivery and client support services
  • Strong acumen in H&S, with focus around silver standard audits, allergens and food safety, with a proven track record of achieving 5* food hygiene ratings
  • Financial responsibility of high turnover contracts with direct P&L responsibility
  • Experience of leading and managing teams to deliver results
  • Track record of growing sales and retaining business
  • Excellent client communications skills with the ability to present information formally and concisely
About the company

14forty, is part of Compass Group PLC, a world-leading food and support services company. We specialise in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Defence, Offshore & Remote, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.