Job Title: Sales Business Development Italian speaking (food industry)
Location: South London (Croydon)
Contract: permanent & full-time
Salary: £25K-£30K depending on experience + commissions
Our client is a leading company in the food trade industry, in particular for catering purposes. They have been existing since the last 30 years with international branches, including in the UK (since 2016).
We are looking for an enthusiastic sales person, with initiative and excellent organisational skills. You will be in charge of organising your own time and day, with the main objective of getting more clients on board and help the business to grow. You will mainly contact potential clients by phone / email, arranging face to face meetings too. It’s crucial to have a good understanding of London (areas-wise); candidates with a portfolio of potential clients are particularly welcome to apply.
What will you do?
- Identifying new areas for growth within our existing accounts and developing new accounts
- Achieving financial targets for sales revenue, volume and profit margins
- Creating, developing, delivering and analysing relevant promotional activities
- Analysing sales data to identify trends and opportunities and creating clear action plans based on findings
- Working closely with the team to support sales and promotions
- Oversee the accurate forecasting of orders
What are we looking for?
- 2+ years in FMCG food account management experience
- Excellent communication skills and a natural sales person – fluency in English and Italian (desirable)
- Extremely organised and with the ability to prioritise, manage deadlines and make decision
- Problem solving and creative thinking
- Commercial awareness and entrepreneurial thinking
- Confident communicator both face to face and via phone
- Strong interest in food and food trends
- Confident, energetic, driven, personable and positive
When not in the office (Croydon), you will be travelling across London to meet clients – travel expenses are refunded. You will also have a company phone.
Please apply ASAP if you are interested and in possession of pre-settled or settled status.
Training on all products will be provided in Italy.