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Wholesale Manager
Hackney

We're on the hunt for an experienced and capable wholesale manager to support our rapidly growing wholesale operation running out of our Hackney location. We supply some of London’s most exciting, produce driven restaurants with fish sourced primarily from Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. We buy much of our fish direct from boats in our own vans to cut the supply chain and increase control of product in transit. We also by on regional market actions.


We're growing very fast and looking for an experienced wholesale manager to join our team. You'll be in daily communication with chefs at some of the city's best restaurants, so you'll have to have impeccable customer service skills and previous account management experience is essential. You’ll also have a great eye for quality and detail as well as experience stock management, buying and selling.

 

You'll have a good knowledge of fish and shellfish and experience in the sector is preferred. It's important that all of our staff have a comprehensive knowledge of our range of products and on the job training will be provided to ensure this is optimum. You will also be highly numerate and experienced in buying produce from source – the role will require buying from online fish auctions on occasion.

 

As a company we have a strong ethos regarding sustainability and sourcing ethically caught fish. We expect the successful applicant to have a similar passion for responsibility and ethics.

Required Criteria

- You must have experience in a management role at a premium food wholesaler, seafood specific preferred.

- A passion for and good basic knowledge of fish and seafood

- Account management experience and a contact network of potential customers

- Fluent or native in English with extremely high level of customer service skills - job will be dealing directly with chefs at best restaurants in London as well as private chefs for discerning UHNW families

- Good IT skills and ability to learn new software programs quickly

- Experience with stock management and forecasting

 

ABOUT THE SEA, THE SEA

We are a fishmonger and seafood bar like no other, now branching into wholesale and product development. Since we launched in Chelsea in 2019, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of seafood sourcing and cooking and now with our new state-of-the-art facility opening in Hackney, we’re looking to grow our team of exceptional people and push even further. 

 

There’s a reason why our core team has remained with us since the start. As a business we kept all our staff on full pay throughout the lockdowns and prospered as a result. We’re looking to grow our team with ambitious, passionate and dedicated professionals who want to build a career in an exciting, cutting edge environment.

 

 

WORKING AT THE SEA, THE SEA

We offer strong career progression and the ability to train across different disciplines within the company. We frequently upskill from within - moving and training team members up the hierarchy and into more advanced positions - and all our employees are encouraged to adapt and grow within the business. 

 

We offer full medical insurance for employees and their family as well as discounts on our retail and in our restaurants. 

 

As the most exciting and progressive seafood and restaurant business in London, we are a place where out-the-box thinking is encouraged and nurtured. Furthermore we have a strong team ethos where employees are supported from all directions as we work towards our collective goals. 

 

We don’t pidgeon-hole by experience - if you’re passionate about seafood and see a role which looks interesting but perhaps your experience isn’t quite suited, drop us a line anyway and tell us why you want to work with us and how you think your skillset can be applied.