Business Development Manager

Recruiter
UK Leather Federation
Location
Northampton
Salary
Up to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted
08 Apr 2017
Closes
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

UK Leather Federation is the trade association for the UK leather industry, representing, promoting and protecting the industry, both nationally and internationally. To this end, UK Leather Federation has developed an ambitious strategy to raise the profile of UK leather and leather products, increase the research and development efforts required for the industry to remain sustainable and unique and to support the education programmes necessary to bring in and develop the next generation of leather workers.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic, capable individual to assist in the delivery of our strategy and help the UK Leather industry move towards a brighter future. While the objectives of the strategy are defined, you will be expected to bring your own ideas and creativity and take responsibility for the delivery of those objectives. This is a diverse role requiring aptitude for marketing and business development.

Key Responsibilities

Development, management and promotion of member services;

Identification and recruitment of new members;

Development and management of a UK presence at international trade fairs;

Management of the UK Leather Federation website and other social media;

With the relevant organisations, promotion and development of education and training in colleges in areas of the country with a leather industry, including liaison with schools, colleges, local employers, universities;

Promotion of industry as a career, including liaison with schools, colleges, employers;

Development, management and promotion of a new UK Leather mark for leather and leather products;

Development and management of a new leather resource centre;

Delivery of a UK Leather showcase at industry fairs;

Represent UKLF and sector at agricultural fairs and other events;

Market research;

Support the Director of the UK Leather Federation as required

You will be:

A graduate, ideally with experience in Business, Marketing and PR;

Experienced in the leather, fashion or craft sectors;

Self-motivated and capable of working independently;

Able to travel, nationally and internationally;

Personable, with the ability to develop relationships at all levels;

Able to manage a diverse workload;

Able to work across varied but related sectors of the broader UK leather industry;

IT- and social media literate.


Fixed term contract, 36 months (with potential to become permanent position)

Application by CV with covering letter