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Commercial Sales Manager

Employer
Vestey Foods UK
Location
B2 4EU, Birmingham
Salary
Up to £60,000
Closing date
24 Feb 2022

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Sector
Foodservice
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Job function
Sales
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Job Details

Vestey Foods UK is a fourth-generation family business that operates in the sourcing, the development, the production and the distribution of food products.  It provides a wide range of food products for foodservices, retailers, public institutions, wholesalers, and manufacturers in the UK and in Ireland.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a commercial sales manager with a proven record. The role will involve wholesale and commercial trading to develop and maintain national accounts within this market sector and will require travel within the UK and overseas to manage customer and supplier accounts.

The Candidate

We are looking for self-motivated, ambitious and entrepreneurial candidates with a proven track record of profitable sales delivery within current and emerging markets. Experience of wholesale and commercial trading and a working knowledge of the Fish & Seafood sector is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, build and maintain customer accounts in terms of sector targets, volume and profit.

Lead or contribute to achieving new customer accounts/business gains, whilst defending current business accounts by ensuring good working relationships are maintained with current account base.

In conjunction with your manager compile and implement a new business development growth plan for agreed territory.

Work closely with Business Development team in the production of specific account promotional material.

Financial control within budgetary remit.

Work closely with relevant teams on tender submissions and pricing structure.

Liaise with the Credit Control department regarding the credit rating of the prospective customer following the completion of the Credit Application Form.

Health & Safety and legal obligations – adherence to company policies and procedures.

To ensure excellent customer service.

Person Specification

Proven track record of profitable sales delivery

Working knowledge of fish & seafood sectors

Ability to maximise selling opportunities by analysing customer needs

Ability to interpret, understand and act on financial data

Good level of IT and numeracy skills

Good verbal communication skills both telephone and face to face

Strong written communication skills

Good organisational skills, time management and able to prioritise workloads

The ability to engage and inspire with customers and colleagues

Own wholesale and commercial trading portfolio is desirable.

Your Rewards

We like to add the personal touches to our reward programmes, so whether we’re celebrating a colleague’s major achievement or just saying thank you for a job well done, we’ll connect with you on an individual level to make that occasion a bit more special. In addition, you can expect the following too:

·Enhanced annual leave and sick leave entitlements

·Opportunity to participate in a matching* pension scheme

·Paid day off to support a charity of your choice

·Employee assistance programme, extended to support your immediate family

·Cycle to work scheme

·Life assurance

·Service and special occasion recognition

·Training and development opportunities to fulfil your professional goals and personal ambitions.

*subject to eligibility criteria

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Company

About Vestey Foods UK

We are a fourth-generation family business, dating back to the 1890s. A global supply chain partner specialising in the sourcing, development, production and distribution of food products.  We provide a wide range of food products for foodservices, retailers, public institutions, wholesalers, and manufacturers in the UK and in Ireland. Our offices are located throughout the UK.

How we do business with our customers and suppliers and how we interact with our staff is guided by our values; Honesty, Integrity, Unity, Efficiency and Drive To Succeed. This is paramount to the success of our business and we are always on the lookout for passionate, knowledgeable and innovative people who share our values to join the team and share in our success. 

 

Working with us

At Vestey Foods UK you’ll work in an environment that is empowering, collaborative and forward thinking. We are constantly challenging ourselves and each other to bring out the best in us. This makes our environment stimulating and fun.

You’ll have opportunities to form a long-term career with us, whether you’re starting off as an apprentice or trainee through to senior positions across commercial, trading, new product development, logistics, distribution, warehouse, finance, IT and HR functions and divisions. We reward great performance and take every opportunity to socialise.

As a family business, we recognise the challenges of maintaining a healthy balance between work and home life. So don’t be afraid to talk to us about flexible working.  

 

Your rewards

We like to add the personal touches to our reward programmes, so whether we’re celebrating a colleague’s major achievement or just saying thank you for a job well done, we’ll connect with you on an individual level to make that occasion a bit more special. In addition, you can expect the following too:

  • Enhanced annual leave and sick leave entitlements
  • Opportunity to participate in a matching* pension scheme
  • Paid day off to support a charity of your choice
  • Employee assistance programme, extended to support your immediate family
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Medical cover*
  • Bonus*
  • Service and special occasion recognition

*Subject to eligibility criteria

Diversity

At Vestey Foods UK we are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce, recognising the benefits this brings. We welcome all applicants pursuing their field of interest.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
07929715789
Location
Vestey Foods UK
Bedford Road
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3QD
United Kingdom
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