National Account Executive

Job Title: National Account Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £24000 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus+ car+laptop+phone+other benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH22084
Contact Name: Vildan Cifci
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Our client is the leading distributor of catering disposables, food packaging and hygiene products in the UK. They are seeking to appoint a National Account Executive to join the business. This will support the Senior National Account Manager, overseeing a large national multi-site account. This role will ideally progress into a National Account Manager role within 2 years.

The overall summary of this role is as follows:

  • Manage a defined portfolio of key customer client groups with the wider account
  • Identify opportunities within the defined portfolio and wider account, to achieve planned growth
  • Manage category and product switches
  • Project manage special events and new client roll-outs
  • Understand the needs of the customer and build relationships with key stakeholders Industry and product knowledge

External/Internal stakeholders will include:


  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Buying
  • Food and Soft FM Platform
  • Supplier Partners


  • Senior National Account Manager
  • National Account Coordinator
  • Customer Services and Call Centre
  • Operations and Inventory
  • Purchasing
  • Credit Control and Management Accounts
  • Exclusive Brands
  • Health and Safety & Corporate Social Responsibility

The ideal candidate:

  • Ability to recognise the value of understanding customers' needs and uncovers those to the benefit of the customer and the business
  • Building client relationships
  • Customer facing experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships
  • A passion for selling
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organisational/problem solving skills
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Driven: Has a sense of urgency and need to accomplish the task at hand
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail, thoroughness and a methodical approach to work
  • IT literate
  • Industry knowledge and contacts in the food, food service and catering sector would be helpful
  • Full UK driving license

This is a target based position, where you will be working to objectives set by the Senior National Account Manager. You will be responsible for maximising sales and growth opportunities, product and category reviews, project managing special events and supporting relationships with key customers.

As this is a National role, you will be required to travel across the UK as and when needed for client visits. Homebased.

Salary: Upto £30,000pa + bonus. DOE. + Fantastic company benefits.