Senior National Account Manager

Senior National Account Manager
Do you have experience working with Grocery Retailers?
Are you passionate about working with a quality product?
Are you a strong negotiator?  
Macgregor Black are partnering with an Industry leading consumer products business on the search for a Senior National Account Manager. This is a permanent role, offering hybrid working.
As the Senior National Account Manager you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of accounts and are responsible for building strong client relationships, developing account management strategies, co-ordinating with internal teams to deliver solutions that meet customer needs, and identifying opportunities to grow accounts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To increase listings, distribution and facings of the range of products, across key pillars within the business
  • To identify potential new customers along with further potential business channels/route to market and secure planned levels of new business from them
  • To meet budgeted sales and margin requirements
  • To negotiate account specific trade promotions and other activity in line with brand strategies
  • To improve account P&L, and achieve GM targets set by the company
  • To develop account strategies in accordance with overall channel strategy, and to develop account goals and business plan with customers
  • To create accurate rolling forecasts using Reflex.
  • Dynamic personality able to effectively engage and influence a variety of audiences at all levels of a business
  • A focus on relationships, being able to gain trust through communication, expectation setting and completion of planned deliverables.
  • Business Acumen, sound decision making, analytical and organisational skills in a fast-paced environment; a consultative approach to managing complex client relationships
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, balancing client deliverables on multiple projects as well as internal obligations.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and remain motivated
  • Present a review of account performance (past, present & future) at internal meetings identifying challenges and opportunities as appropriate.
  • Maintain and grow existing accounts and other selected customers. Identify and drive viable new business opportunities.
  • Negotiate terms and logistics with new and existing customers to accelerate business growth Effectively manage all new product launches to drive initial listings and maximise availability and revenue growth
  • Devise and execute comprehensive and cost-effective account plans, JBP’s and promotional plans and regularly review with each individual key account.
  • Deploy category management principles to ensure fair share of space in-store and online for our core range and NPD.
  • Support other internal departments on customer projects to ensure we maximise our return on investment and act as a best in class commercial function

What are we looking for?

  • 5 years sales experience, with 2+ years managing grocery accounts
  • Proven track record in achieving growth and increasing profit margins
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally within a business related field
  • A creative mindset, to generate new ideas
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work cross functionally across the business

Please contact Emily Robson for more information


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Emily Robson

Emily Robson

Head of Consumer Practice

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