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James

"I joined apetito in September 2012 on the very first Graduate Programme. I was initially drawn to apetito for several reasons; first and foremost, it’s a business which genuinely cares about its employees and their development. As a graduate training and development support was important to me; as I began my career I wanted to ensure I had the best possible start and apetito have definitely given me this. Another reason I was keen to join apetito was because of the company’s fantastic record of consecutive growth year on year."

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Making a real difference in Sales

I began my apetito career in Wiltshire Farm Foods, spending six months as a Marketing Executive for Healthcare Professionals. I was given the task of researching and establishing a suitable charity partner for Wiltshire Farm Foods. I was given support from my Line Manager but at the same time, I was given the authority to make strategic decisions.

Since then I have progressed through the business working in different departments and gaining experience across numerous markets. Upon completion of the Graduate Programme, I joined the Care Homes team and spent four years in different roles. I am now the Divisional Manager for apetito’s Foodservice division and responsible for all aspects of the business unit, including new product development, profit & loss and managing customer relationships. Throughout my journey I have been given support and opportunities to further my development. I have also been able to attend many training courses including sales, negotiating, management, food safety and dementia awareness.

About Sales at apetito

apetito are approaching a 10 year presence within the Care Homes sector and now cater for 18,000 residents daily across 450 Care Home sites. The role of the Client Development Manager has been key in the growth of this highly successful division.  

After a thorough induction, you will be responsible for managing your own diary. You will learn how to allocate your time wisely, ensuring customer service levels and relationships are sustained as well as delivering on growth opportunities across your territory of approximately 40 partners

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