Business Development Executive - Luxury Drinks Co

Recruiter
Zest Business Group
Location
Farringdon
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you a proactive Sales Executive or Account Manager with a passion for the Food and Drink Industry? Our partnership with a family orientated artisanal drinks company has led us to seek a self-starting Business Development Executive. As the premium drinks market has rapidly grown, so have they, causing them to look for a commercially minded sales professional to develop their London based operations.

The key to the success of an applicant for the Business Development Executive position lies in an ability to demonstrate a strong Sales background alongside a passion for artisanal Food and Drinks. The successful applicant will have total responsibility for a territory covering a variety of different providers in both on and off-trade within London. As such, they will develop a strong skill set over a mixture of channels.

The candidate:

  • An interest in artisan products
  • Proven sales experience working within the Food and Drink Industry
  • Complete understanding of the sales process across a varied portfolio
  • Past responsibility over key accounts, maintaining key relationships for the business
  • Commitment to exceed goals and break targets in Business Development using various mediums
  • Previous Drinks related Events experience at trade shows or expositions
  • A background in a field based position
  • Good level of Computer literacy across Microsoft Office and sales software

The role:

  • Grow the visibility of the brand in premium sectors across the London area
  • Fully responsible for developing new business in a specified territory
  • Successfully manage and develop a number of 3rd Party Manages leisure/pub groups, local wholesale businesses, food let outlets and premium boutique eateries.
  • Deliver and exceptional customer service in retaining accounts
  • Manage a portfolio of customers, and utilise sales data in order to understand and fill the needs of clients
  • Attend and take an active role in developing trade show events and Ra Ra days
  • Negotiate contractual arrangements
  • Field based position covering London

The company:

  • Our partner is a well-established, family orientated organic drinks company with roots dating back to 1087, and an established trading history of over 40 years.
  • They are a premium brand, selling to well renowned and boutique clients nationally, dealing with top tier customers including the National Trust.
  • They demand the highest quality in soft drinks and cider, for them it's all about the taste.
  • Winners of multiple accolades from The Soil Association, Fine Food Digest and the Guild of Fine Food, amongst others.
  • They have a global reach, supplying in excess of 12 countries, and producing in excess of 9.5 million bottles per year.

Salary:

In order to secure the services of the right candidate, the client is willing to be flexible on package. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and will include a commission structure.

Zest is working to a strict deadline so in order to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now and your application will be reviewed immediately.