Meat Sales Specialist


Job ref: 12842

Job Type: Retail Sales

Location: Belfast

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

Meat Sales Specialist

Our people are the heart of our business. As our greatest asset, they make Musgrave a great place to work and in return we aim to be the very best place to work, grow and thrive.  We have an opportunity for a Meat Specialist (sales) to join our team to develop and grow sales and margin within the fresh Meat category - including beef, poultry, lamb, and pork in line with budgetary requirements.

Responsibilities of the role include (but not limited to):

  • Work closely with the Category Manager for Chilled and Frozen Foods by contributing to the development of fresh produce in line with agreed budgetary and sales targets that are aligned with business needs and requirements.
  • Achieve agreed budgets on an annual basis.
  • Ensure that correct communication processes exist for Musgrave Wholesale Services to exploit its unique point of difference in the marketplace regarding fresh meat.
  • Inform the trading team of any pricing/ market intelligence from competitors in order that we can take the necessary action to remain competitive in the marketplace.
  • Assist in the development of the most appropriate pricing strategy for the fresh meat category
  • Ensure all price files/ contracts are kept up to date ensuring the maintenance of the best possible margin.

Develop effective communication processes with the sales function to allow sales leads to be managed effectively and to ensure successful conversion of leads to sales turnover

  • Manage the initial sales approach to customers, development of customer specific specifications, delivery day requirements, and pricing structure.
  • Increase sales and margin of all fresh meat customers through ‘up selling’ and ‘cross selling’ of all fresh categories.
  • Conduct quarterly/ half yearly reviews with all clients to ensure complete satisfaction and to introduce new lines or new categories.
  • Liaise with the Telesales and sales team to ensure all fresh meat customers are ordering on a consistent basis and to obtain customer feedback on service and quality.
  • Ensure effective relationships with suppliers is established.
  • Ensure quality produce is selected and conforms to Musgrave Wholesale Services quality and service standards.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge and experience of working in the food industry, particularly specialising in the meat category
  • Proven track record in proactive field sales and achieved targets
  • Proven ability to manage a customer base and develop new business
  • Proven track record in selling large product range
  • Ability to manage customer profitability (price/margin)
  • Strong negotiation and sales skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Administration skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Reporting)
  • Customer focused with an ability to develop strong customer relationships
  • Ability to change, adapt and be flexible

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