Account Manager

Posted 28 March 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Commercial
Job FunctionCommercial
Contact NameJade Cook
Expiry date 10 May 2024

Job description

Flexible Location


Why Greencore?


We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.


We supply all the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.


In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles, and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.


We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work.


Join us and be part of our great team!


What you'll be doing


We're excited to present an excellent opportunity for a seasoned Account Manager to join our sales team.


You will be responsible for nurturing and developing the trading partnership between Greencore and our valued customer M&S to deliver sustained profitable growth.


Key Accountabilities also include:

  • Plan and work with Marketing and Portfolio teams to create customer account plans which deliver the overall Greencore Customer Strategy, in the specified accounts In line with agreed account plans
  • establish, develop and maintain close-working, long term relationships with key customers, building market and competitor knowledge to identify and proactively satisfy customer requirements
  • Proactively challenge ways of working to help develop and drive positive change throughout the business and within customer partnerships
  • Mobilise and co-ordinate Marketing and Portfolio colleagues to implement customer-specific account plans which maximise sales value and profitability through joint business planning and customer negotiations
  • Generate accurate demand forecasts to be used by supply chain to deliver availability targets and ensure that financial forecasts are robust and balance both risks and opportunities
  • Identify and act on potential new business opportunities

What we’re looking for

  • Full UK Driving License
  • Degree calibre or equivalent
  • Broad knowledge of the convenience food market
  • Previous Account Management experience
  • People Management experience

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better. If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.