FILLED – National Account Manager (Fitness) Brighton, £25k-£30k + comms

Posted on March 5th.

Do you have 1+ years sales experience?


Do you have an interested in sport and fitness?


……And do you have a positive and resilient attitude?


Our Brighton based sports nutrition client is now looking for a National Account manager to join their friendly UK & Overseas National Account Managers sales team in their offices just outside of Brighton. The role will focus on the UK market and you will be responsible for two of their top name sports nutrition brands.


The client is looking for someone who has 1+ years solid sales experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills with a positive and resilient attitude.


You will ideally have an interest in sport. Hobby or passion, whether it be football, swimming, skittles or skiing, it doesn’t matter!


The company offers excellent discounts on their sports nutrition products and you will be working in a modern, friendly and supportive working environment.


The Company:

The company has recentlyacquired two multi-million sports nutrition businesses which are both based in the UK. Currently these businesses are standalone, but they plan to integrate them under the new company name to then be a standalone business within their Group.


Their brands are well recognised in the Sports Nutrition marketplace in the UK and overseas due to the dynamic branding and marketing of the products.


They are passionate about helping people compete and get the most from their sport, whatever the level of goal. They try to only use natural and great tasting ingredients that are proven to improve performance through training, competition and recovery.


Their manufacturing site is certified by Informed Sport which means that the facility and their processes have been rigorously tested for the presence of a range of banned substances that appear on the WADA list.



The National Account ManagerRole:

There are 8 people in the sales team. You will be working under the Sales Director and alongside the other UK and overseas National Account Managers, with a sales Support Executive who assists the sales team with qualifying leads and admin.



  • Full responsibility for the management and strategic development of your own portfolio of accounts;
    • Research, define and deliver development plans for your accounts and new business opportunities, with measurable objectives for growth. Plans should include;
      • Marketing, price and promotional plans with clear targets and budgets
      • Pre and post promotional evaluations, sharing recommendations for future activity.
    • Conduct regular business review meetings with accounts, to fully understand your customers & markets, carrying out visits as necessary, to build collaborative relationships and maximise opportunities.
    • Where appropriate, on larger accounts, deliver customer JBPs, including category reviews and recommendations.
    • Deliver cost price increases, to improve contribution and recover raw material increases, through managing negotiations.
    • Maintain budgets, pricing, forecasting and promotional activities for all of your accounts.
  • Deliver sales volume and contribution in line with agreed budgets and forecasts.
    • Provide written update on progress as part of team reporting processes.
  • Work collaboratively and cross functionally across the business to ensure the S&OP is executed to deliver the maximum benefit for ABF and its customers
  • Attend exhibitions, events and industry seminars where relevant and appropriate.



The National Account ManagerCandidate:

Due to the nature of their business an interest in sport is preferred, hobby or passion, football, swimming, hula hoops or horses it doesn’t matter!


  • Graduate with at least 1 year’s sales experience
  • Interest in sport/fitness
  • Able to build relationships both internally and externally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Proactive and resilient attitude
  • An understanding of e-commerce is beneficial but not essential
  • Highly organised



The company are based just outside of Brighton have on-site parking and a bus stop nearby.


Benefits include:

4% pension which is matched at 4%, up to a max of 10% which is matched.

Discount on products at cost price + 10%.


Please email your CV to: or call Cat on: 07540 993111