We are working with one of the largest players in the produce industry. Our client sources fresh fruit globally, marketing and distributing to leading UK retailers. They now seek an enthusiastic, experienced and ambitious Account Manager to further develop one of their key retail accounts.
This exciting role will require an individual with passion and energy that will converse at various levels with retailers and global suppliers & growers. Of graduate calibre, you will have come from a similar role within a fresh produce business or a retailer, where financial, stock & people management will come naturally. You will have a proven track record of procurement in an FMCG environment and experience in dealing with multiples in procuring and selling fresh produce. Confident and resilient as well as strong negotiation and presentation skills are a pre-requisite.
A good working knowledge of fresh produce would be a distinct advantage!
You will have excellent product knowledge, an understanding of logistics and a thorough appreciation of the complete grower to end customer process. You will also hold a passion for selling the highest quality produce and have the flexibility to adapt to a new growing business.