Key Account Manager (North England)

Are you the ambitious business professional or individual who is willing to learn & demonstrate a track record of success in the UK Foodservice market – developing new business? With a passion for food and with commercial astuteness? At Aviko we have your challenge ready. Join us and share our passion for potatoes.

Where are you going to work?

The key account manager with regional coverage of the north of England will be working as part of an experienced commercial team. Reporting directly to the Senior Business Manager & working closely with the marketing team, this is a dynamic role that incorporates new business development as well as account management. In this role, you will build strong relationships with key accounts in the fast food/QSR chains and wholesalers, understand their needs, and offer solutions. You will collaborate with sales, marketing, product management, and NPD teams to drive sales, create value, and deliver customer-specific product propositions.

This role could appeal to an established Key/National Account Manager or a graduate who is looking to develop & implement an account-based strategy guided by sales professionals to realize our shared vision.

What will you do?

  • You will develop strong relationships with channel specific key chained accounts in the fast food/local QSR chains & wholesalers, understanding their business & offering solutions, putting Aviko firmly on the map
  • Work effectively with your sales & marketing colleagues to create value for all stakeholders.
  • Driving sales to achieve strong, noticeable results. Creating efficient relationships with key contacts in each account, across the channel e.g. with chefs, food & beverage managers, owners and route to market wholesalers 
  • Work closely with product management & NPD teams delivering compelling customer specific propositions on product development.

What do you bring?

You are a candidate who has experience or affinity with working with multi-disciplinary teams. This could include marketing, NPD teams, commercial operation, production, training, finance, hospitality, quality control, logistics, or any other field where you know how to interact & work with people.  You must have a creative mind-set when it comes to customer acquisition, working with customer stakeholders (DMU’s) to drive new product ideas/concepts and cross & upselling to existing customers, increasing the LTV.

  • Must have a mind-set & ethos of working as part of a one-team culture, with good morals, ethics, and values 
  • Must have the attitude to learn fast & aptitude to drive results
  • Good understanding & application of working with people & processes
  • A go getter, tenacious with excellent communication & listening skills
  • A good understanding of the external environment
  • A new business generator, persistence, consistency & disciplined approach is a must
  • Hunger & passion to learn and be better everyday.

What can we offer you?

  • You will be working in a ambitious and enthusiastic team
  • In this role you will be given the opportunity to build a credible and long-term career
  • Good salary that matches your knowledge and experience
  • Week bonus with Christmas en an additional bonus based on team results
  • Company car, phone and laptop
  • Working in a international environment with lots of opportunities.

Questions about this vacancy?

Please contact:

Laura Zwiers

Corporate recruiter
+31628314516Send a whatsapp message

About Aviko

Aviko is the world’s largest European producer of fresh, frozen and dried potato products and one of the top four global market leaders for potato products. Since 2002 we are part of Royal Cosun. We’re proud of these achievements! Everyone at our 13 production locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland and China we passionately serve 2.5 billion tables per year. Our goal is to bring people, cultures and tastes together worldwide. Our drive is the great potential of our products and the impact this has on quality, service, innovation and sustainability within our chain: from farm to fork.

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