End User Account Manager Ireland

Location: 

Banbury, OXF, GB, OX16 3UU

Job Type: 

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

End-User Account Managers are unique within Barry Callebaut and work with a range of end-user clients such as Hotels, Restaurants, Caterers, Ice Cream Parlours, Chocolatiers, Patisseries and Bakeries to further promote our range of gourmet chocolate and premium cocoa products.

 

We’re delighted to announce that, as our Gourmet Sales Team continues to grow, we are recruiting for an End-User Account Manager on a permanent basis. The position is based close to the Dublin area, in Ireland, and will work closely with our UK Gourmet Sales Team.

 

End-User Account Managers combine a strong commercial acumen with a technical food background. The role complements those who have practical experience as a Chef, Baker or Chocolatier and have since developed their career into more sales or commercial orientated positions.

 

Our Gourmet Team has the full support of our exceptional Chocolate Academy. A talented team of professionals who bring our products to life through innovative classroom-based and online methods that demonstrate the full capabilities of our product range.

 

For the opportunity to further develop your career with the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, please apply below or reach out to Luke McDaid, Barry Callebaut’s UK Recruitment Specialist, at luke_mcdaid@barry-callebaut.com for more information.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

 

  • Develop new business opportunities with major distributor’s prospects (Hotels, Restaurants, Ice Cream Parlours, Chocolatiers, Patisseries and Bakeries)
  • Maximise commercial output by promoting the existing range of Gourmet products and introducing new premium products (Specialties and Decorations)
  • Collectively maintain and expand current account sales
  • Expand ranges with a multi-brand approach.
  • Identify technical needs and organise appropriate support with the Chocolate Academy team
  • Working alongside the distributor base and their sales teams to grow their Chocolate business through joint or stand-alone visits.
  • Create bespoke and relevant social networks
  • Follow up with the networks on a regular basis to further promote our products and organise yearly demonstration events.
  • Attend all relevant major Industry and opinion-forming groups.
  • Align strategy and action plan with the UK Trade marketing and the Distributor team to increase sales within the market.
  • Develop new network building mechanisms and ideas to further assist the department with market penetration
  • Collaboratively feedback to the wider team on major trends or customer needs
  • Follow agreed marketing plan to ensure communication of Gourmet Brands Marketing material and sales message to all end users.
  • Work with Account Manager to maximize sales by promoting the existing and introducing new products to distributor range in the regional area.
  • Organise joint Demonstration and training activity with major distributors
  • Participate in national exhibitions with other team members in support of Gourmet Brands
  • Participate at Monthly Gourmet Meeting at Banbury and defined training schemes

 

 

Qualifications & Experience

 

 

  • Excellent commercial acumen with proven sales experience within the food manufacturing sector.
  • Technical food experience as a chef, baker or chocolatier with a strong understanding of the end-user needs.
  • Proven experience in growing sales annually and developing new business opportunities.
  • Good Interpersonal skills and the ability to develop lasting relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to present and pitch new ideas to a customer incorporating personal flair and charisma.
  • Experience in marketing and social networking to further develop the brand and your area.
  • Proficient user of MS Office packages including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Experience using Salesforce would be useful, but experience with other systems would also be considered.
  • Valid full UK Driving Licence and the willingness to travel within your designated region and internationally for trade events and to meet with suppliers.

 

The closing date for internal applications is Friday July 15th 2022

 

For more information, please contact Luke McDaid (Recruitment Specialist) at josh_withers@barry-callebaut.com

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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