Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by CV-Library
Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.
Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.
Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.
An exciting opportunity for a talented Account Executive to join our busy Commercial Team.
Applications are invited from committed, reliable and proactive individuals, capable of operating efficiently in a fast paced, dynamic working environment. Reporting directly to the Commercial Manager, candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, confident of liaising at all levels both internally and externally, helping to maximise client engagement.
Highly organised with exceptional attention to detail, the Account Executive will play a pivotal role maintaining relationships and developing a number of high profile retail accounts, ensuring expectations and targets are met and monitored as appropriate. Identifying and progressing sales opportunities where possible, candidates will be confident in their approach, maintaining a collaborative, cross functional network to maximise the performance of the business area and unlock new business opportunities.
Retailer and internal Barfoots data management and reporting
Support Commercial Manager on general account administration
Input into cross functional projects on how to develop our customer business
Use retailer sales data to drive insights and commercial action to grow sales
Work with Commercial Manager on how to manage and influence customers along with attending customer visits
Support the process of negotiation and business development opportunities
Regular store visits to review product ranges and observe shopper behaviour
To assist with monitoring, planning and forecasting long and short term sales to provide the business with accurate requirements, to ensure we manage risk and opportunities vs. budget
To identify and drive sales opportunities and enhance both the customer and Barfoots performance through a proactive approach to business development.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Ideally educated to degree or equivalent level
Previous FMCG or Food/Produce experience an advantage
Strong understanding of customer relationship management
Ability to flourish in a fast paced environment
High level of numeracy
Strong interpersonal skills / relationship building
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Proficient in the use of MS Office applications, emails and the internet
Why Work for Barfoots?
Investors in People Silver Award
Company pension scheme
Discounted leisure membership
Discounted vegetable box scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Approved centre for Highfield qualifications
Free on-site parking
Committed to sustainability
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