Brakes Group

Hospitality Sector Product Team Executive

17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Brakes Group
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB PROFILE: Hospitality Sector Product Team Executive
Come and join the number one food service company in the country…

With a turnover of over £2.6bn, Brakes Group is a leading supplier to the foodservice industry in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden. The group comprises a family of specialist businesses which are able to deliver everything the caterer needs, including their very successful own brand ranges developed specifically for chefs.
Role Purpose Statement

To support the Hospitality Product Team to deliver incremental sales via excellent customer presentations and timely and accurate information. This will be achieved by supporting the product specialists (currently Gina Parnaby and Warren Harris) with accurate information regarding sales, pricing, product details and set-up. Working with our Product Specialists and Development Chefs to provide presentations and customer information prior to meetings and following meetings to professionalise and improve our customer interactions.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

- To support Mitchells & Butlers Product Specialist with admin including (but not exclusively):

- Range management - product lists and delists
- Update/ action the product brief (12 versions per brand -12 brands ) - changes
- Product mapping
- Sales reports (ad hoc)
- Sales data for tenders
- Complete price review template
- STEP data input
- New line tracker
- Sample tracker

- To support Wholesale Hospitality Product Specialist with reports, data collation and product information to allow for targeted sales activity across all hospitality customers
- Liaise between products specialists, development chefs, category and procurement teams to support customer presentations with accurate product information and samples to the right place at the right time.
- Support the whole team, working with the CPL Designer (currently Amy Connelly) to develop and produce customer presentation and information packs prior to food shows and as follow ups to ensure maximum impact and sales
- Support the Hospitality Sector Development Manager with information and presentations for customer and team meetings, providing accurate information and tracking the team`s sales performance

Competencies/Leadership Themes

- Commercial Awareness & analytical skills
- Customer Centric
- Creative
- Unyielding Integrity
- Performance Based
- Energy & Edge
- Tenacity & Resilience

Performance Indicators

- Incremental product sales across all hospitality customers
- Timeliness of information
- Accuracy of information
- Customer feedback on the Brakes team

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

- Excellent communication and listening skills.
- To be able to communicate and influence at all levels.
- Clearly able to organise workload and time
- Very strong excel skills
- Good presentation skills
- Understanding of the Brakes network both Wholesales and Logistics and their is systems
- Keen interest in food

The Business

Employing over 10,000 people, the group supplies a diverse customer base, which includes, independent pubs, restaurants and hotels, schools, hospitals, contract caterers and well known national chains. Brakes Group has developed a clear customer focus and a strong understanding of the needs of the foodservice sector providing innovative products and services and is committed to improving both the environment and the communities it serves. Brakes Group operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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