National Account Manager

Cranswick Gourmet Sausage (Lazenby's), Hull

​(Fresh Division)

*Due to Covid, the role holder with be initially working from home, with limited visits to sites

To provide effective and profitable commercial management along with progressive business development for retail accounts within the Fresh primal and added value meat business.  Day to day responsibility for the profitable growth of existing accounts as well as the development of new business for existing and new customers within Cranswick Country Foods. This will involve working closely with all departments especially NPD and Marketing, whilst engaging multi-site teams.

Main duties include (but not limited to):

  • To provide day to day management of the retail account business, and maximise profitable sales growth in the categories of responsibility; fresh pork, bacon & gammon and sausage
  • Monitor and update the costings on an ongoing basis and identify opportunities for increased profit
  • Deliver initiatives in line with key customer and Cranswick business strategy pillars through the teams
  • Drive the stunt deal, limited edition and special buy plans for increased sales
  • Understand & interpret site financials versus budget and scrutinize P&L
  • Ensure forecast / demand plans are adequately maintained
  • Manage and administer costing models where applicable

Requirements, Experience and Person Specification:

  • Chilled and retail experience required
  • Good understanding of the sales, marketing and NPD process
  • Previous experience of account management across multiple categories and/or multiple sites preferable
  • An understanding of category performance metrics and able to analyse category data
  • Strong communication, interaction & negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Proactive and flexible in working approach

A full job description is available upon request.  Salary to be discussed at interview stage.

Please note that internal candidates must make their line manager aware before applying and confirm this when submitting their application.

To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to:

Elaine Moon, Group HR Projects & Analyst Manager (

Closing date: 4th December 2020

Please note if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward