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Full-Time - Account Manager & New Business Development in FMCG (Healthy Snacks)

This is an exciting sales and account management opportunity at a fun health food brand. Abakus Foods is on a mission to make healthy eating easier and more enjoyable for busy people. Our range of healthy snacks include the jujube fruit and hickory nuts, stocked at over 600 retailers across the UK and exporting to >10 countries.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Account management: grow and maintain existing distribution in wholesale, retail, independents, including merchandising, promotional planning, training, and maintaining buyer relationships. (Stockists include Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Grape Tree, Revital, Ocado, CLF, Tree of Life, The Health Store, independents.)
  • New business development: Build new distribution with independents, food service, and e-commerce, including identification of leads, calls and meetings, presentation of the products, closing of the leads
  • Regular in-person visits and field sales at store-level (c. 50% of the time outside of the office)
  • Assisting with new retail listings, new product launches, export
  • Attend and represent Abakus Foods at trade shows and sampling events

Key Skills

  • Good English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Outgoing and charming personality, enjoys working with people, finds it easy to make new friends and approach new people
  • Confident, highly motivated, doesn’t take no for an answer
  • Strategic about generating new leads and creative in how to approach people
  • Highly organised and systematic
  • Good at research

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 university degree
  • Previous experience in account management and field sales, ideally FMCG
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (esp. Excel)
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and aged at least 18

Why us?

  • This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in sales, work independently, gain responsibilities fast, and make an impact
  • Being part of a small team also means you gain valuable insights into other areas of a growing business which allows you to develop a wider range of professional skills
  • By working on a variety of projects, your days will be different and exciting
  • Special access to delicious healthy snacks

Other:

  • Working hours: Full-Time Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Office Location: South-East London SE16 4DG (5 min walk from Bermondsey tube station on the Jubilee line)
  • Timing: ASAP, from February 2019. 
  • Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 + commission

How to apply: Please email your CV and 3 bullet points on why you are the perfect candidate to hiring@abakusfoods.com.

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