Vacancy details

Clonee, Co. Meath

This vacancy is now closed


Lamb Account Manager – Ireland Retail


Role Purpose: Responsible for the profitability of the retail lamb category and development of customer joint business plans, in line with the overall objectives of the Kepak Meat Division

Reports to: Commercial Director


Direct Reports: N/A


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Develop a profitable commercial lamb strategy in conjunction with the lamb commercial manager to deliver on agreed margin targets.
  • Develop customer account and category plans to drive retail sales revenue and margin in accordance with agreed targets and portray Kepak as a best-in-class supplier.


  • Commercial Planning: In conjunction with the lamb commercial manager and the sales director, develop a profitable sales strategy to enhance margins and deliver on sales revenue targets
  • Customer Relationship Management: 
  • Ownership for all aspects of customer satisfaction with KMD incorporating both internal and external relationship management


  • Account Planning and Category Management:
  • Develop and implement joint business plans with existing accounts to maximise category returns and drive sales through the account including detailed range reviews, new product development and new opportunity identification
  • New Business Development:
  • The development of new profitable business including identification of new business opportunities aligned to business objectives, detailed range reviews and new product development
  • Promotion planning and forecasting:
  • In conjunction with the customer develop detailed promotion plans to drive sales and deliver on both internal and customer margin and revenue targets
  • Price File Management:
  • Manage customer price files including systematic checks to ensure accuracy and compliance to promotion lines
  • Market Analysis:
  • Track and monitor market trends and conduct regular desk and field market research to drive NPD and category management
  • Compliance to KMD policies including the management of debtors
  • Flexibility in carrying out other tasks that arise to ensure the overall objectives of the sales team are achieved





Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)  

Revenue and margin targets

Joint Business Plan targets

Debtors compliance %


Experience / Skills Required:



    • Min 3 years Account Management and/or Category Management experience within the food industry
    • Experience within the meat industry / Irish retail sales or retail category management a distinct advantage
    • In depth product knowledge of lamb retail specifications and commercial yields
    • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of account profitability
    • Proven track record in delivering sales / category targets and development of new business including development of new product lines
    • Ability to interpret sales data and market trends and make recommendations to drive profitable growth
    • Fluency (written and spoken) in English essential
    • Suitable third level qualification (E.g. Business, marketing, food science)


Key Competencies for Role: 



Excellent customer relationship management skills

    • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Self-motivated, driven and ambitious
    • Genuine passion for the food industry
    • Project management skills
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Team player



Location:         Flexible – frequent travel required within the Island of Ireland


Competency - Skills, Knowledge and Attitude required for the role