Empire Bespoke Foods Ltd
National Account Manager
March 2015 to Present
National Account Manager
April 2014 to March 2015
Business Development Manager
November 2012 to December 2013
National Sales Manager
February 2012 to November 2012
London, United Kingdom
Product Manager/Accounts Manager
February 2011 to February 2012
Regional Account Manager
March 2008 to January 2011
Business Unit Manager
June 2006 to August 2007
Leeds, United Kingdom
What company does Christopher Kidd work for?
Christopher Kidd works for Empire Bespoke Foods Ltd
What is Christopher Kidd's role at Empire Bespoke Foods Ltd?
Christopher Kidd is National Account Manager
What industry does Christopher Kidd work in?
Christopher Kidd works in the Food & Beverages industry.
Experienced Sales, Commercial & Account Manager with proven strategic, operational and business development track record. A proven track record of achieving targets both from managing a team and when selling externally. I have strengths in client relationship and project management. Excellent communication skills – verbal and written. Proven people manager with both account and field based teams. Results orientated with excellent analytic skills. An innovator, continuously challenging and improving Best Practice.National Account Manager @ From March 2015 to Present (10 months) National Account Manager @ About SMI: Since the early 1980s we have been successfully supplying many industries with simple solutions to temperature maintenance problems and quality food preparation equipment. We are one of the world's leading thermal insulation suppliers for protection of food, chemicals, agricultural and home delivery products, serving a variety of organisations with products and systems of the highest standard. As well as our UK base we are active in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Slovakia, and South Africa. We are currently in discussions with representatives in America and Canada. In the defence sector Tempro® is used for logistics services, temporary building liners and specialist applications in aerospace. The material is lightweight, thermal-image proof and superior to anything similar in the world. SMI has a programme of continuous development in conjunction with its customers thus ensuring that both keep up to date with technological developments. Thermal claims have been validated by the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association and the Building Research Establishment. Tempro® retains its lifetime thermal efficiency. All our products are easily cleaned, anti-fungicidal, of hard wearing construction, UV stabilised and flame retardant. There are many other products in the SMI range and we have ability and willingness to fulfil our customers' needs by adapting existing products Below are links to just some of our innovative products: http://www.seymour-mi.com/content/9/tempro-cold-stop-cold-room-curtains-movie http://www.seymour-mi.com/content/10/green-door-movie http://www.seymour-mi.com/content/11/track-rack-racking-trolley-systems-movie SMI Tempro " A quantum leap in energy efficient Thermal Protection". Thermal Insulation Systems, Curtains, Doors & Covers - Seymour Manufacturing Ltd From April 2014 to March 2015 (1 year) Business Development Manager @ MARKETING INITIATIVES is a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial business working with International and UK clients operating in all sectors of the market covering Retail, Discounters, Convenience, Wholesalers, Cash & Carry and Foodservice in the U.K and Ireland. We work with well established manufacturers of high quality chilled, frozen and ambient products. We have developed strong relationships with our Principles through an operating ethos of integrity, commitment and openness. From November 2012 to December 2013 (1 year 2 months) National Sales Manager @ Serious Pig like to bring you great flavours from only the very best ingredients and we won’t compromise on that. From February 2012 to November 2012 (10 months) London, United KingdomProduct Manager/Accounts Manager @ Focus on growing the Ice Cream Business within Wholesale market, looking after all aspects from costing to planning. Responsible for P&L for the following accounts Wholefoods Selfridges Compass – Truly Local. Baxterstorey Planet Organic Lords/MCC From February 2011 to February 2012 (1 year 1 month) Regional Account Manager @ Looked after Key Ice Cream accounts and Chocolate accounts in South East England. Customers include Booker-Bestway-Landmark-Dhamecha Took on the responsibility of Ice Cream champ within IRM team. Increased sales by 14% in 2009, with the market declining by 1.7% From March 2008 to January 2011 (2 years 11 months) United KingdomBusiness Unit Manager @ Day to day management of a £10m turnover business unit. Managed all market sectors. Commercial, industrial and home use. Responsible for profit and loss, expenditure, recruitment, sales analysis, logistics, health and safety. Looked after Marketing campaigns on a national basis Involvement with new business. Increased sales by 15% and profitability by 10%. Increased team performance through 121s, team meetings, training and motivation From June 2006 to August 2007 (1 year 3 months) Leeds, United KingdomBachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services @ The Open University From 2009 to 2014 Certificate, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services @ IMM South Africa From 1999 to 2001 Christopher Kidd is skilled in: Food, FMCG, Product Development, Food Industry, Key Account Management, Account Management, Sales Management, Retail, Business Strategy, New Business Development, Management, Marketing Strategy, Sales, Strategy, Business Development
Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
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