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National Account Manager (Foodservice Wholesalers)

Home Based
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, Car Allowance
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Jul 15 2020 12:00AM

Location: Homebased, but flexibility to travel to customers across the UK as required, you also need to visit the head office in St Albans a couple of times a month.


Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, Car Allowance, 25 days holiday (plus an option to buy up to an extra 5 days holiday a year), company pension, single private healthcare, company bonus scheme, free running, yoga and boot camp clubs from Head Office.


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Patersons Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.


Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.


Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.


In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.


About the Opportunity…

You will play a key in role in helping build and managing long term relationships with some of the top UK Foodservice Wholesalers in the UK, in which we work across branded and private label. 


You’ll play a key role in driving new opportunities across the sweet & savoury biscuit category, along with gaining new listings through NPD. As National Account Manager, you will have some ownership of part of a P&L


Don’t worry, you won’t have to do all this yourself, you have a great teams that you work cross functionally with that include Innovation, R&D, Finance, Supply Chain and Category & Insights teams.


The role could suit a National Account Executive looking to take a their next step, or even a National Account Manager looking to work for a large food FMCG company.


What are the key ingredients.

You will need to have experience managing a top 6 Foodservice Wholesaler, ideally within the food sector. You will contribute to a P&L, you’ll need to have experience of looking after your own numbers which will cover a P&L, forecasting & promotions.


Ability & experience in driving NPD to leverage new opportunities and gain new listings within the foodservice channels. Able to interpret key category & insights data, to ensure the account is driven in the right direction both internally & externally, to do this you will need to have strong influencing, negotiating and presentation skills.


It is highly desirable to have experience & knowledge of both branded and Private Label.


If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!!


If you are ready to begin a career with real bite we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.