Business Development Manager

08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Development Manager-FMCG UK’s leading fine food importer!

£25,000-£30,000 OTE £40,000 + package & bonus


My client is a leading importer distributor of fine food in the UK. Supplying to 5 star hotels, Michelin star, premium restaurants and hotel chains, including contract catering.

Due to continued growth a brilliant opportunity has arisen for a confident, ambitious and focused individual to join their Sales teams as a Business Development Manager. The role is covering Midlands accounts.

The ideal candidate must have an excellent knowledge of foodservice and generating revenue through new sales prospecting and client development.

A sales background in foodservice or wholesale would be beneficial. You will need to be a natural hunter who thrives on gaining new business.

You will be responsible for:

  • Achieving sales and cash margin targets for a defined geographic territory
  • Maintain and develop a wide network of contacts and build effective relationships within the market place through which you will generate opportunities for new business
  • Opening profitable new accounts and build strong relationships with new customers
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of market trends including client and competitor activity and industry innovations
  • Help prepare and deliver all aspects of the strategic sales process including awareness campaigns, presentations, exhibitions and sales collateral
  • Work closely with the Operations team to identify new service stream opportunities with existing customers
  • Convert leads to order and account manage the delivery of services through mobilisation
  • Actively contribute towards the successful delivery of the Divisions business plan and targets
  • You’ll convert customers using strong buying and negotiation skills; and the delivery of value-added initiatives and solutions to meet a wide range of customer needs.

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