Key Account Manager – UK & Overseas (Fresh Fish) –

Key Account Manager – UK & Overseas (Fresh Fish) Published:  19 July, 2007

Job Type: Full Time/Permanent

Location: West Scotland

Job Title: Key Account Manager – UK & Overseas (Fresh Fish)

Our Client is a major seafood producer with both farming and added value operations across the West Coast of Scotland. They sell their products across the globe, and have a superb reputation for exceptional customer service. As a result of an exciting period of change, they are currently seeking to increase their sales team.

Due to continued growth, they are actively seeking a Senior Key Account Manager for UK and overseas business (including Europe, Japan and USA) for their fresh fish operations. This is a full cycle sales role, with a degree of autonomy for key accounts. In addition, you will be expected to work closely with other team members to ensure your customers receive exceptional service.

Based predominantly from the office but with travel as and when required, the successful applicant will report into the Sales Director and will be responsible for the following:

• Contract negotiation• Operational weekly / daily selling• Customer service management• Airfreight arrangements and rate negotiation• Visits – inwards/outwards• Reports write up and generation• Close liaison with Sales team, Technical, Planning and other PF functions• Assist with customer payments, invoicing• Complaints handling / processing• Support to credit control function• Liaison with UK logistics partner• Prospecting• Liaison, planning, organising with critical external suppliers

Who we are looking for:• Applicants should have previous Key Account Management experience in a similar industry e.g. Seafood or related industry e.g. Whisky• Knowledge of seafood process ideal. Experience with industrial processors, retailers, wholesalers and foodservice operations desired.• Resourceful, Solutions orientated; practical problem solver• Enthusiasm for and thorough understanding of the industry• Decision making confidence• Ability to stand on own two feet• Team player who is able to use own initiative• Ability to operate in a highly dynamic, unpredictable and often challenging environment• Willingness to work outside personal comfort zone• Very quick learner

Package:£33,000 – £43,000 depending on previous experienceComprehensive benefits package included

Please contact Jacqui Todd at HR Consultancy for a confidential discussion or to send your 226 9210