Our client is a long established producer of ornamental pot and bedding plants and plant products in Ireland. They strive to maintain their established reputation for high quality plants and leading plant product design innovation. Their customers include the major multiple retailers, and independent Garden Centres with a mix of branded and own label plants and plant products.
Due to continued success they are now on the hunt for an Account Executive Supermarkets (AES) who will take the lead on the overall development and seasonal management of Trade Plans across all Supermarket clients. Sales & Purchasing of indoor and outdoor plants is central to this role, as is the requirement for strong plant and plant specification compliance, process, and a helicopter view of the wider Horticultural Industry at home and abroad in order to deliver a market leading range supported by market leading trends and innovation.
Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the AES will manage and develop all Supermarket multiple accounts. A proven ability in the management of a same or similar FMCG role with a proven track record on delivery of profitable growth, in a fast paced multi-stakeholder sales function is desirable.
We are looking for a dynamic Accounts Executive who will challenge the status quo and look to bring Supermarket Horticulture to the next level. Educated to Degree level or with a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role the ideal candidate will be a highly personable individual with strong Emotional Intelligence capabilities. Relationship and product management from sourcing through launch are key activities in this role as is the ability to understand individual customer placement in the market. An influential individual with an underlying passion for Horticulture, an inherent drive to challenge the status quo, an engaging positive and proactive can do approach, and an ability to scan the market, identify and embrace opportunities are all critical elements to be successful in this role. The ideal candidate must have an excellent Plant knowledge.
Ideally you will have experience in managing accounts of a major Supermarket retailer with Horticulture or a Fresh Produce background.
If this sounds like you and you want to be part of a very progressive and fast-moving business in a beautiful part of County Dublin, don’t delay submit your CV immediately via this website or for a confidential chat, call Ian Reed on +44 (0)1284 715055.