John Hayes

Grocery Field Sales Manager

John joined Allegro in 2015 with a long established background in Sales, in both Unilever and Kelkin. He spent 25 year working in Unilever in various sales roles from Field sales representative to National Account Manager and lastly to managing 5 field sales divisions within Unilever.

After Unilever he moved to General Sales Manager in Kelkin and gained great experience partnering with brand owners in the selling and distribution of their brands. He managed both the National Accounts team and the Field Sales team for 5 years in Kelkin before joining the team in Allegro. John has completed an executive in Sales with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, and is very passionate about people coaching, and obtaining the optimum performance from his team.

He is a qualified EUFA soccer coach and was capped at junior level for Ireland eight times, three of which he captained the side.  He is enthusiastic supporter of all sports and is a firm believer in encouraging and maintaining young people’s participation in a sport at any level.