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Business Development Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : 345563
  • Location: England, North of England
  • Sector: Offshore, Sales & Business Dev, Oil and Gas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 08/08/2016
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A successful and well established UK supplier of food ingredients is seeking to recruit an experienced

Business Development Manager to further develop its portfolio of food manufacturing and food

service customers in the North of England. This opportunity would suit a highly motivated individual

who is keen to play a major role in the growth of the business and develop new accounts in a largely

underdeveloped territory.

Your role:

The company offers a broad range of ambient, chilled and frozen ingredients for use by food

manufacturers and food service providers. Your role is to help grow the business by developing new

profitable customer accounts and increasing sales with the portfolio of existing customers in the


You will develop a new business strategy in collaboration with the senior management team. Your

objective will be to identify and build relationships with procurement personnel and development

chefs at prospective and existing customers in order to understand their ingredients requirements

and identify sales opportunities for the company. You would also identify areas for potential product

range extension based on customer demand.

Key areas of responsibility:

 Developing profitable sales in the Northern region

 Prospecting including the identification of potential customers, securing appointments and

matching prospect needs with the companies offerings

 Selling including sales visits, winning sales, follow through, call and visit reports

 Liaising with the technical team to provide customers support and help resolve any issues

 Identifying market trends, gathering market intelligence and insights on competitor activity

to make recommendations on the companies' growth strategy

 Inputting on pricing strategy

 Providing input for marketing and customer communication

 Attending trade-shows to gather market intelligence

What is on offer:

The business will provide you with the opportunity to become an influential member of the team

with growth prospects to become a member of the senior management team. They offer an

attractive benefit scheme that includes a car or car allowance, performance bonus, pension plan,

laptop and company phone. The role is home based, but it is expected that you will spend one-two

day per month on average in the company's office in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Qualifications and experience:

You will have a successful track record in selling food ingredients or a related area to food

manufacturers and food service companies in the south. You will have active relationships with

procurement and development chefs in food manufacturers in the South that you can call on to

promote the company's product range. You will have excellent communication skills, be results

driven, commercially astute, organised and proactive. You will need a full UK driving licence.

For more information about this role please contact our London office