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Area Manager - Brisbane

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Murarrie, QLD, AU, 4172

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits:


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks:


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role:


We have an exciting new opportunity for an agile sales professional to join our Foodservice sales team in Queensland.  This role will concentrate on Foodservice sales across our key Greater Brisbane area. The role will be responsible for managing planned sustainable growth across the territory which encompasses the Brisbane Bayside and Peninsula regions through to Toowoomba and Western Downs.


Reporting to the State Distributor Manager, you will manage Simplot’s product range, including the implementation of new products to build awareness, manage product trial and engage adoption within budget requirements.  The Area Manager is also responsible for developing and growing the overall catering business across their customer portfolio.

What you will do:


Your drive for results will ensure you actively:


  • Contribute to achieving state sales and contribution results
  • Identify and capitalise on core & potential ranging opportunities to support ongoing sales growth
  • Ensure each geographical area has a detailed Quarterly Account Plan which builds to an annual State Business Plan.
  • Achieve Customer Alignment by developing and growing business opportunities
  • Strengthen first class customer relationships to deliver business financial targets and deliver new product innovation into the market.
  • Ensure the integrity of data provided is accurate and up to date; and
  • Share information regarding performance and market intelligence at every opportunity

About you:


You will hold a solid sales background ideally within the Food, FMCG or Foodservice industry.  You will have experience managing a portfolio of products and demonstrate excellent communication skills with a high level of attention to detail.  Most importantly, you have a strong commercial acumen and be an energetic, enthusiastic and proactive team player.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in Foodservice sales within a dynamic and supportive team.


If this sounds like you, please apply online today.

Job Requisition ID: 9917 

Travel Required: Up to 75% 

Location(s): Office - Murarrie 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at