Category Manager – Pastry Specialist (Food Service Industry) - 70005PA

London (Central), London (Greater)
Up to £40,000 OTE
18 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager – Pastry Specialist (Food Service Industry)
Sales, Purchasing, Supply chain, Business development, Account Management, FMCG, Catering, Pastry, Chocolate, Food Service
Salary: Up to £40,000 OTE
Location: London

Ref: 70005PA

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The Company:
Our Client is a fast growing Food Service Company

Main duties:
- Source, create and develop a complete high brand profile portfolio for current customers base and prospects
- Achieve and exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets established by management, by:

* maintaining & growing existing customers and sourcing new clients and products
* increasing product usages, insuring adequate coverage and distribution
* delivering a unique customer experience while providing a timely service

The Role:
- Develop existing customer portfolio of Pastry food processors including
(Chocolatiers/ semi industrial, pastry manufacturers…)
- Actively identify and recruit new customers
- Prospect & develop new customers in line with the Sales strategy
- Support to the sales team on the field / Bring specialism & reassurance from
- Upsell and develop basket of product for each accounts
- Participate in product trainings and sales meetings
- Grow or increase usage of current products applying culinary knowledge
- Introduce new products to Clients
- Maintain high level of Customer satisfaction / Coordination (Quality, Supply chain...)
- Constantly meet and exceed companies’ targets by attending - Trade Fairs & Shows
- Report market data - Opportunities and Competitor’s activities (Culinary trends)
- Focus on Key Accounts, Retention & growth / custom made solutions to secure partnerships

The Candidate:
- Fluent in English (written and spoken)
- Any additional European languages - Bonus
- Excellent presentation skills

- Background required:
* Experience of working in pastry food service environment
* Experience in the sales of foods ingredients (preferably pastry ingredients)

- Product knowledge / Key selling points / Good listener
- Previous Sales / Negotiation experience
- Driven / Eager to succeed / Numerate / Team player
- Autonomous and organized - Good coordinator
- Computer literate

Up to £40,000 OTE

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