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Commercial Manager (With clear path to Head of Function)

Technically based global food ingredients manufacturer supplying industrial bakeries, grocery multiples and craft bakers

Home Base/Flexible Location

£Attractive plus Executive Car, Incentive, Pension, Healthcare etc.

Part of a well-established global manufacturer of food ingredients, primarily to the baking industry, this £multimillion corporation has manufacturing operations on all five continents. Their Oxfordshire plant has a well-earned reputation for innovation and the supply of high value added technical ingredients. It supplies the grocery multiple in-store, industrial, craft bakery and wholesale channels.

The Role:

Reporting to the Sales Director for the Craft and Wholesale Bakeries, your key mission will be to manage and nurture some major existing accounts in anticipation of the retirement of the Sales Director as well as to develop relationships across the sector.

Bolstered by the highly experienced Sales Director and Technical Support Team, renowned for creative innovation, you will identify and lead robust and compelling and practicable proposals for customers, coordinating the activities of others ensuring the timely conversion of pitches to orders.

To facilitate the commercial interface between the company and customers, fostering excellent relationships with key customer influencers in Category Management, Buying, NPD, Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Working closely with your colleagues in NPD, the Test Bakery and Baking Centre, maximising the use of resources in order to focus on point of difference and added value opportunities.

The Candidate:

Must be an accomplished sales professional supported by demonstrable success in Account Management and relationship development, ideally supplying the industrial bakery sector but must be experienced in the Food Sector.

Your ability to develop close working relationships with Buyers, Category Managers, NPD and Supply Chain Managers will be as important as your ability to win the wholehearted and enthusiastic backing of your own technical support and supply chain colleagues, with the tenacity to stick with projects to their profitable conclusion.

With an eye for a commercial opportunity, you must be an excellent sales forecaster, communicator and genuinely prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ to provide outstanding customer service in a fast moving and complex environment.

Your location is not critical but ideally, you will live between the M4 and M62 with comfortable access to the M1, A1 or M40.

To apply or this position, which includes clear career opportunities, please write with your CV, quoting your current/most recent salary and Ref. No. EM3518, to: Angus Keiller at CFR UK, Church House, 3 Church Walk, Newark, Notts. NG24 1JS. Email: