Overview

About Native Snacks

We believe to experience a country, you need to experience its food. We unearth native snacks from across the world and bring them to the UK for consumers to discover.

First we’re taking consumers on a trip to India with our range of Popped Lotus Seeds. A light and crunchy, healthier snacking alternative to popcorn and crisps that are vegan, gluten free and a good source of fibre and protein. We have partnered with the Bihar Development Foundation UK to run health camps for our farmers and their families by donating 1p for each bag sold.

Founded in 2019, we are now stocked in some key accounts, such as Selfridges, As Nature Intended, Eat17, Sourced Market, as well as with distribution through Marigold, Simply Heavenly, Taste Distribution and DDC. Having launched in February we have already sold over 20,000 units and see a 200% uplift in sales when sampling. We also have a listing into a grocery in January!

The Role

We are now looking for an ambitious Sales Executive or Manager to join our team based in East London on the NatWest Acceletor programme in order to help increase our rate of sale, distribution across the country and strategically target food service accounts. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who has worked in FMCG for at least a year and is looking to join a challenger snack brand on its journey to become the next globally loved snack brand.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience in FMCG with a proven track record within sales for 1-2 years – ideally within food service, but not essential
  • Delivering sales and profit targets, with P&L ownership and budget management
  • Identifying target accounts and winning new business
  • Delivering the wholesale, food service and independent strategy to achieve rapid growth in a sustainable and measured way
  • Driven to learn, work hard and adapt in a fast-paced start-up culture
  • A passion for and know-how of the food service industry and HORECA
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • A tenacious, customer focused, go-get attitude
  • Organised, with a high attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Great communication and negotiating skills, both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of business financials and analytical skills
  • Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Pipedrive

What we can offer:

  • Responsibility and empowerment from day one – we are a team of 2 and looking to grow to 4 by the end of year
  • Work in a rapidly growing and ambitious startup on the NatWest Accelerator programme with offices in Angel, Islington
  • Make your mark on the business – as a small team and everyone’s opinion and drive to succeed counts. You’ll never be a small cog in a big machine
  • Get exposure to all aspects of the business – from product discussions to operations
  • Opportunity for flexible working
  • A competitive starting salary (£25,000-28,000 depending on experience)
  • Future potential of share options for the right candidate over a vesting period
  • 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays!
  • Pension scheme
  • Free snacks and merchandise!

If you are interested in the role please send us your CV and a cover letter on why you would like to join the team.

Tagged as: food and hospitality, sales

About Native Snacks

Feed your discovery

Native Snacks is on a mission to introduce new and exciting, better for you plant-based snacks.

To experience a country, you need to experience its food. We unearth native snacks from across the world and bring them back for you to discover.

We take pride in our planet; we care about sustainability, support local charities and give back every step of the way.

Join us in all things naturally Native and be part of our journey.

First take a trip to India with a range of Popped Lotus Seeds!

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