European Sales Manager - premium food importer

London (Central), London (Greater)
40-50k + incentives
28 Nov 2016
26 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Sales Manager - European premium food importer / distributor

This small, growing, highly successful company imports sustainably sourced premium seafood to Europe. On a large scale, they ultimately cater for the luxury, fine dining end of the market.

They do great whole sale trade with major European distributors. This Sales Manager role has a huge opportunity to take this success to another level; pan European premium restaurant groups (e.g. The Ivy), deli groups, specialist supermarkets, specialist distributors etc.

You will need to be a foodie and have a passion for food at the luxury end of the market.

They are looking for large scale pan European premium food brand sales experience.

You will need to have the gravitas to be at ease with meeting with the likes of Waitrose, although clearly this would not be an everyday occurrence.

This Sales Manager role will likely be a combination of working from home and some travel around Europe. Being in London would be useful, but you can be anywhere. It is a forward thinking, flexible culture. Most staff, sales admin/logistics etc., work partly from home and partly from a shared office in the South of England. Some staff are in other locations world-wide. They also have a location in Germany.

Working with a marketing exec., being a small company, you will need to be hands on with co-ordinating marketing materials to be in the right place and the right time to support your sales activities.

Being able to speak a European language would make you ideal for this role, the team cover all European languages well - however any Italian would be a massive bonus.

You will need to be comfortable with regular flights to Europe to have face to face meetings to build relationships.

You will be visiting star chef events and luxury foodie events across Europe. Knowledge of the high end chef world would be an advantage.

To find out more about this European Sales Manager role and company, please email your CV to me, Graham.

Initially looking 40-50k + bonus, incentives to be discussed.

Sales Manager - European premium food importer / distributor