Job Details

  • Reference No.CH/1594
  • DepartmentNational Accounts
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationHomebased
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toDirector of Farmstead Fresh Meat and ViVAs
  • Closing Date12/02/2018 12:00 am
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National Account Manager (Fresh Meat) – Homebased

The National Accounts department is split into three sectors; Free Trade, Profit and Cost concentrating on specific market arenas. National Accounts work across all trading divisions within our business including the fresh meat sector which is a strong growth area for our business and part of the main focus to increase our market share and profitability within this area of the National customer base.

A new vacancy has become available to work specifically on fresh meat within National Accounts as a National Account Manager. The purpose of this role is to work closely with the National Accounts teams with our customers that already purchase some of our Fresh Meat range and a solid meat knowledge of our capability is essential. As part of the role carry out a GAP analysis within the range profile and identify what they could buy as well as gaining opportunities to add large volume lines to the range.

Understand market trends within the sectors and work with the insights information and team to make sure that the range evolves with the customer needs and demands. Marketing is key with the larger customers as a point of difference, you will need to work closely with the Marketing Department on tender details, promotional activity and dedicated marketing material e.g. menu planning, range reviews.

Financial reviews of customer margins is key within this role and to make sure we enjoy the level of margin and increase all year round, there will be a close working relationship with our business analysts. You will have strong vision for detail in our finance packages to make sure the National Account Managers are aware of the meat margin within their accounts and how we can aid them with improvement.

We’re looking for someone who has demonstrable working knowledge of the meat industry and marketplace, proven experience working with customers and is innovative and creative in solving problems and meeting the needs of the customers in this sector. You’ll have the ability to develop and communicate sound commercial arguments, demonstrated by your strong understanding of the business, and have a thorough understanding of the cost drivers and their impact on both Bidfood and the specific customer needs.

To succeed in this role you will be decisive, assertive and persuasive combined with excellent presentation and strong communication skills and be able to communicate at all levels, both within Bidfood and the customer.

You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook and have excellent numeracy, verbal and written communication skills.

A full driving licence is a prerequisite as there will be a requirement for travel throughout the country at different times, plus overnight stays as and when required.


Pension, 25 days holiday per year (plus public holidays), healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident insurance, employee discounts, free parking.


To apply, please your CV with a covering letter including the reference CH/1594 to:
Name and job title: Damian Storie, Director of Farmstead Fresh Meat & ViVAs

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