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Account Manager - Food Flexible Packaging
Commensurate with experience, plus bonus, co car.
Location: UK Wide Sector: Packaging
Reference: GYJ2078 Sub-Sector: Flexibles
Contact: Gary Young Telephone: 0141 647 6688
Account Manager - Food Flexible Packaging
Commensurate with experience, plus bonus, co car.

Our World Class Client specialises in the supply of high quality / low cost Produce Packaging solutions for Packers to the Retail Sector.

Role Reports to: Sales Director
Location: Flexible / UK Wide.

The ideal Candidate Profile is:

- Experience of printed flexible films
- Experience in the supply of films to either Produce, Pet Food or Bakery markets

Our Client would also be interested / give equal consideration to: Specialist Film Account Managers, selling Laminates or PET to Confectionery & Snacks, or the Food industry generally.

Client Specialities: Premade Bags, PE VFFS film, PP flow wrap film, Lidding film, Conical Sleeves, Crate Liners, Pallet Hoods, Shrink Film, Stretch Film, Modified Atmosphere, Consultation.

Job Purpose Summary:

Inherit existing business - develop and grow sustainable / new profitable business in defined sectors.

To maintain existing relationships with customers and liaise with supply chain to ensure consistent high level of service

Internal Relationships:
As part of a committed trading team, it is essential you will work very closely with colleagues.

External Relationships:
Maintain regular contact with customers, developing long-term relationships with new

Duties and Responsibilities:
Achieving budgeted sales and profitability and reporting on progress and expectations
Developing defined sectors and accounts – analysing opportunities and gaining preferred supplier status for flexible packaging, annualising contracts where possible and ensuring orders are covered with PO’s
Maintaining and growing margins through negotiating pricing with customers and competitive costs from suppliers
Managing existing relationships with customers with regular customer business reviews, identifying and developing upselling opportunities and gathering product demand by sku.
Customer forecasts to be relayed to Company planning team on a weekly / monthly basis as appropriate and updating monthly
Manage stock and minimise write-offs
Sign off artwork redesigns
Processing quotes, samples and proforma invoices
Ensure customer complaints are dealt with efficiently and all parties are informed as appropriate
Develop sales through technical innovation – working with Company technical team

Person Specification; Skills:
Strong customer relationship building skills
Numerate and ability to read P&L and understand margins
Knowledge of Sage ideal / but not essential
Computer literate
Excellent time management
Attention to detail

Person Specification; Experience:
Knowledge in the food packaging industry
Knowledge of flexible film print and manufacturing
Minimum three years account management.

***Please supply CV in word rather than PDF***

Your CV will be reviewed by the consultant handling the assignment within 24 hours from the time you apply. Should you not hear back within 3 days it means that on this occasion your experience/ skill set didn’t match what our client is looking for. We would love to go back to every applicant and explain why it is not a good match unfortunately in today’s market, even 7 day operating that we introduced 4 years ago, it is administratively impossible to do this. Please rest assured that if you match the criteria you will be contacted, usually within 1 day, but no later than 3 days from the time of your application.

Key Words, Harrison Scott Associates, Print Recruitment, Packaging Recruitment, Paper Recruitment.

Key Words, Account Manager, Account Management, Print, Printed, Food Flexible Packaging, Produce, Bakery, Confectionary, Snacks, Petfood, LDPE, BOPP, Whicketted Bags, Laminates, Printed Films, Food Bags,

This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.