Account Executive

Competitive + package
08 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
Ms Felicity Dyson
Retail jobs
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced account manager keen to secure a varied role in the midst of our operations? Do you have operational experience and knowledge within the food or hospitality industry? If so, our Foodbuy business have a brilliant opportunity within our Account Management team to join us working with one of our prestigious University contracts.

Package description

Competitive salary plus package

Main responsibilities

As our Account Executive, you will play a key role in in building and developing relationships with our client and ensuring that we have the right products in our business, at the right time and at the right price. You will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Build strong and lasting relationships with our external stakeholders to promptly develop an understanding of business needs and align Foodbuy’s goals with the needs of the sector and its consumers

  • Support the sector with their sourcing requirements and provide in-depth analysis in order to challenge what they are buying to ensure we are driving optimisation and value

  • Work collaboratively with the Category and Sourcing Teams. You will develop a structured communication plan to ensure that knowledge and best practice are being shared and followed

  • Communicating effectively at all levels of the Client, working closely with a number of Committees and individual Colleges to deliver suitable strategies while maintaining best practise

  • Ensuring that you gain a true understanding of the Clients objectives. Assisting with imbedding yourself into the client, analysing and challenging current positions

  • Develop and deliver suitable and comprehensive reporting to demonstrate the Clients positions and Foodbuy’s value in the process

  • Manage on-going food contract tender activity

  • Schedule and attend regular meetings with the Committees, Colleges and Suppliers

  • Manage the bespoke website content and other communication media

  • Work closely with other members of the Foodbuy team, at all levels and disciplines, to draw on expertise, report activity and derive best practise

Ideal candidate

To be right for us, you will have previous experience in a client facing role where you will have demonstrated the ability to drive value and build strong and effective relationships. You will have skills, experience and knowledge within the following areas:

  • 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 and an understanding of the food supply chain

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to articulate your findings in a way that will interest the client

  • Ability to assimilate information, prioritise and act accordingly

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. 

Due to the mobile nature of the roles, a full UK driving license is required.

About the company

Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK.  With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it.  We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.


Proudly part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, who are our parent company and largest client, we purchase directly from manufacturers and growers and our suppliers range from the most recognised brands in the industry to regional and local providers. With a team of 200 procurement professionals driving us forward, our combination of unrivalled scale and outstanding data analysis sets us apart in our markets.


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