Graduate Account Manager

Wallace Hind Selection
25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training

Job Details

Are you a foodie, love all things food, creating new dishes and tasting new flavours? You've probably turned that 'love' into your career or certainly want to! With some Key Account Manager skills, a hunger and desire to progress and if possible some knowledge of how foodservice works then we could be a partnership in waiting. Based from home and travelling the UK you will offer the finest cuts of meat to independent foodservice businesses.

BASIC SALARY: GBP25,000 - GBP30,000

?? Company Car or Allowance
?? Contributory Pension
?? 22 Days Holiday

Home based covering: Nationally - although you will need to travel the Derby office once or twice a week.

You could be based: Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Northampton, Coventry, Leicester.

We can offer you
?? A career path and dedicated training plan to progress to a National Account Manager.
?? A one team culture, operating with ambition and enthusiasm.
?? A passion for all thing's food - creation, design and production.

You could be a Graduate, a Trainee, a Junior Account Manager . . . you've decided sales and account management are going to be your areas of expertise and you want to progress, you want a career path, we are looking to nurture that desire and energy to learn and develop.

JOB SPECIFICATION: Graduate Account Manager, Trainee Account Manager, Junior Account Manager - Foodservice

We are currently working with a wide range of foodservice businesses, (a mixture of huge single site independents and multi-site nationals), whilst our existing relationships are goo, we want to make them stronger. You'll get to know your clients inside and out, create true partnerships and grow the share of wallet along the way.

Reporting to the Head of Sales, and with guidance you will take responsibility for developing the implementation of specific customer account plans; achieving account profitability and sales targets; serving as the primary account contact and providing account administration to ensure customer satisfaction and long-term continuity of supply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Graduate Account Manager, Trainee Account Manager, Junior Account Manager - Foodservice

?? Showcasing our range of fresh, ambient and frozen meat products to key stakeholders / influencers.
?? Engage with a wide range of decision makers, these can included Chefs and Development Teams to Food and Beverage professionals, through to Owners, Sales Teams and Procurement.
?? Maintain an excellent level of customer service, safeguarding customer satisfaction and retention.
?? Supporting the account management and food development team with presentations and events.
?? Negotiating and implementing KPI's / SLA's for ensuring that both budgeted sales targets and account profitability are achieved.
?? Partnering with your customers sales teams to share best practice/knowledge and to try to influence them to sell / champion your products over the competition.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduate Account Manager, Trainee Account Manager, Junior Account Manager - Foodservice

As detailed above, we are foodies, we need you to be a foodie too! Ideally you will have some experience of working with a food or drink manufacturer, possibly even been a keen chef or worked in a kitchen in your early career, maybe just at home - either way you will love food and the role it plays in every day life.

You will most likely have:

?? A Business Degree with a commercial mindset and an aspiration to get into sales
?? Have a persuasive, influencing manner getting others to 'buy in' to you. We are keen to learn how you develop long lasting client relationships.
?? Most likely had some exposure to the HORECA sector (Hospitality / Restaurants / Catering) and/or have some knowledge of how either foodservice or a distribution relationship works.
?? An understanding an idea of how to grow and develop accounts, via margin, profitability, and new product inception.


We are one of the UK's leading catering butchers; with over 40 years' experience providing meat & poultry to the hospitality industry. We are proud of our people and believe they are a key factor for our continued success. Our mission is to be the undisputed market leader that customers want to work with, and people want to work for, whilst our vision is to be our customers' most valued and trusted business partner. Our Core Values are: Professional; Passionate and Trusted.

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: MGH16474, Wallace Hind Selection

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