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Key Account Executive

Business Unit:  Trents
Job Type:  Full time
Job End Date:  08/07/2022

About us


Trents are a significant player in the South Island foodservice and retail convenience markets.  We have branches and teams across the South Island looking after regional and national customers.   We pride ourselves on our wide range of quality products, great team, dynamic culture and commitment to excellent customer service.


We are part of Foodstuffs South Island, our 100% kiwi-owned and operated cooperative that supports the brands that we all know and love - PAK’nSAVE, New World, Four Square, Henry’s, Raeward Fresh and On the Spot - as well as our Trents customers.


Our purpose is to ‘bring more to the table’ and our success is down to our people who bring their skills, experience, passion and expertise to make Trents and Foodies an amazing and rewarding place to work.

About the role


This position is based at our Papanui Support Office and reports to the Trents Sales Manager. Trents works with Gilmours in the North Island to be the supply partner to a number of large scale national customers. With this business growing we need a dedicated person in our Trents team to work with the National Account team to ensure we are delivering on our customers’ needs and expectations. 


In this new role you will facilitate and support the activity between the National Account Team and all Trents teams for national key customers and represent Trents in communication with national customers.  You will also assist with all processes involved with supply to South Island based national customers, from tender responses and opening new accounts to looking at product ranging and reporting. 

What you’ll bring


You will have experience in a similar role and be able to demonstrate a customer centric approach with proven success in a role dealing with large scale customers.  


You will have advanced capability in running and analysing sales data along with good commercial acumen to monitor profitability.  A collaborative working style is needed, with the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes.


If you have experience in the Foodservice or Grocery industry that would be a real advantage as would experience with CRM software and SAP.

What we offer


  • Career opportunities and development
  • Excellent work environment with a fun and friendly team
  • A really good on-site café and free carparking


You will be provided with all the tools, training and support you need to make your mark in this role. 

Apply now!


If you have the experience, skills and motivation to succeed in this key position we would like to hear from you.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received so don’t hesitate - Apply today!


If you have any questions about this role, please contact our recruitment team on 


In line with our commitment to the health and safety of our people and communities, the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug and alcohol test. 


Applicants must have a legal right to work in New Zealand.


Applications close:  10 July 2022