Role details

Sales Account Development Manager

Bedfordshire   •   £40,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • A Dynamic, Food Orientated - Sales Acount Development Manager
  • SAAS Platform to the Food Industry offering Whole Cycle Transparency

About Our Client

Our Venture Capital backed client is rapidly growing it's sales and client management team due to exceptional growth within the SAAS and Food Industry.

With an increased demand for it's services, combined with exciting and ambitious growth plans this is the best time to join this cutting edge business and be a significant part of that of that process.

Job Description

Working in a dynamic sales team, the role requires the ability to deliver sales and account manage a book of existing clients to ensure continuing growth.

Whilst not a prerequisite, the ideal candidate will have already experience of selling software services to the food sector. Sound knowledge of the food sector is very important, though an enthusiasm for work and commitment to meet targets is the most vital attribute.

Whilst the role is field-based and involves client meetings around the country, the candidate must be within commutable distance of our sales office in Bedford and will be expected to be in the office at least 2-3 days per week.

The successful candidate will have strong sales and client management skills and will be used to a target driven environment. They will be responsible for delivering and producing forecasts, contributing towards budget formation, and maintaining full accountability for all commercial activity via Contact Reports and maintenance of the CRM Database.

Whilst the candidate will ideally have existing technical contacts within the food industry and will be expected to prospect for new clients, the Company already has a significant pipeline of sales prospects, which the successful candidate will be expected to convert and build relationships with.

Building relationships with key clients will be a major part of the role together with an ability to understand a build knowledge is all aspects of Technical, Risk, Procurement & Category, Sustainability & CSR.

The Successful Applicant

  • Previous commercial experience within the food industry
  • Proven experience of working within a sales environment
  • Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills
  • Confident in making presentations and producing written reports
  • Quality focused and commercially minded
  • Work on own initiative, is flexible, positive and confident
  • Good understanding of category management

What's on Offer

With a highly competitive salary and OTE coupled with a young, tenacious and hungry team this is a company and business that offers no restrictions.

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