Business Development Manager - Retail Channel

Recruiter
Jagger talent commercial recruiters
Location
Leeds
Salary
From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Business Development Manager - Digital

Leeds

We require an experienced business development Manager to help the company deliver on the commercial promise of its innovative products and services. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to shape their role. It is expected that you will primarily be:

  • Identifying and pursuing new retail partners and distributors
  • Pitching products and services to retail partners and distributors
  • Maintaining commercially successful relationships with existing partners and distributors
  • Working in cross functional teams to deliver on commercial agreements
Typical duties will include:
  • Researching organisations and individuals online (including social media) to identify new leads and potential new markets 
  • Researching the needs of other companies and learning who makes decisions about purchasing and partnerships 
  • Contacting potential retailers, partners and distributors via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings 
  • Preparing for meetings and creating compelling pitch documents 
  • Developing commercial proposal in conjunction with, product and legal teams 
  • Pitching senior executives and board level executives on new retail opportunities and partnership initiatives 
  • Working closely with Marketing to plan and oversee new retail, partner and distributor marketing initiatives 
  • Attending conferences, meetings and industry events 
  • Maintaining accurate CRM records and legal documentation 

It is expected that entertaining and meeting partners and distributors will involve socialising and spending time away both overseas and across the UK.

Business Development Executive Skills

We expect you will be:

  • Socially adept
  • Commercially savvy with understanding and experience of constructing complex deals with many stakeholders
  • Used to working without direct supervision and being able to organise and develop relationships without direct input
  • Have high ethical standards that can be clearly demonstrated by past behaviours

The skills you need to excel in this position include:

  • Strong communication and IT fluency
  • Creative talents and the ability to solve complex problems across organisations and departments
  • Ability to negotiate with both internal and external senior stakeholders
  • Smart home, consumer electronics or insurance industry knowledge would be advantageous
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Skill in prioritizing and triaging urgent issues
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • Positive, ‘get things done’ attitude to your work

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in selling into major UK and International retailers both online and offline.
  • Past experience of working In a fast moving environment ideally in a software, technology or consumer market.

Would expect some of your time to be spent in London. 

Benefits-25 days

Flexi-working hours

Pension