Channel Manager – Fresh Produce

Are you an experienced Channel Manager with excellent negotiation skills and a consultative and strategic approach to sales? Are you looking for a new challenge within a leading supplier of Fresh Produce? If so, this could be the role for you.

Duties as a Channel Manager:

– Conduct seasonal reviews, category management sessions and planning for future year
– Long term formulation with Key customers, including input from procurement, supply chain, technical, packaging and sales manager/cat man team
– Work closely with technical & development teams on product knowledge and NPD
– Management of pre-season offers/programmes providing estimated availability
– Provide market updates and negotiating weekly or short/medium term fixed price programmes
– Prepare and conduct regular reviews of service levels, market share and quality performance
– General management of all key client growers supporting the emerging customers segment providing general order and packaging direction
– Utilising the Grower scorecard build key grower relationships and grower rationalisation by customer
– Provide actual/estimated customer sales and attend the daily/weekly internal meetings to provide a current trading position i.e. supply v demand.
– Liaison with the customer buyer/Trading managers daily/weekly on forecasts and any category issues, apply amendments to customer orders across category
– Promotional and demand planning with customer category teams
– Development of Account and assistant managers
– Support Sales Director in providing weekly/monthly/quarterly reporting and decision making in conjunction with Channel Managers
– Holding regular updates with internal teams and growers to track and course-correct strategy

The ideal candidate will be organised and have good communication skills with a confident and articulate telephone manner, together with solid numeracy and written skills. We are looking for someone who has extensive experience working in a comparable role, ideally within the FMCG industry.

Basic Salary: Competitive Salary
Benefits: Bonus, Pension, Holiday
Working week: Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM

If you feel this opportunity could suit you please contact Vicky on 01622 822810.

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