Business Development Manager

Cordant People -Sales & Marketing
£35000 - £45000/annum car
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Business Development Manager - Air & Ocean Freight - Manchester - £35,000 - £45,000 basic salary, phenomenal commission structure, plus car, healthcare & pension

Our client is an international freight forwarding company with a history spanning over 40 years. In that time they have grown to having over 4000 employees, in over 80 countries with around 250 offices.The company remains privately owned and they are very people focused. They are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to compliment their existing team to take advantage of the countless business opportunities in and around Manchester. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a growing business that is committed to the highest service levels for its customers

The Role

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director, the Business Development Manager will be responsible for the acquisition of new business, plus the retention of existing business. The focus of the role will be to promote the clients Air & Ocean freight forwarding services. There is an office base in Manchester, and a presence would be expected every 7-10 days although strong internal relationships with the operations team are required. The patch for the role would be all of the North West, and importantly, there are no restrictions on vertical markets or customer spends providing they are profitable

The Person

It is essential for my client that the Business Development Manager comes from an Air & Ocean freight background, with demonstrable success in winning new business in the sector. The successful candidate will be required to sell a solution based service, so an operational background in the industry as well as exceptional listening skills. The BDM will manage every account they win, and commission is paid for the life of the account so experience of managing accounts is also desirable. The office base is in Manchester so you should be within a commutable distance

The Package

* £35,000 - £45,000 basic salary

* Uncapped commission that is paid for as long as clients trade with the business

* Desirable company car or car allowance

* Great pension scheme

* Private Healthcare

* Holiday allowance that grows with time served

Ben Harvey is the contact for this position, to find out more info or to express your interest, you can get in touch on (Apply online only) or

All successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days. Unfortunately due to high levels of response we will not be able to respond to everybody.

As an equal opportunities employer, Cordant Recruitment welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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