Business Development Manager

Luton, Bedfordshire
Competitive Basic Salary + commission structure (Realistic OTE £40k) + Car + Tablet + Phone
10 Mar 2017
09 Apr 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type


Squirrels UK Ltd- Midlands and Southwest

Business Development Manager

The Company

Squirrels is a Discount Wholesaler supplying Independent and major Discounters in the UK. Squirrels is part of Kitwave which is an independent wholesale group which has seen huge growth recently and featured in both the Sunday Times ‘Top Track 250’ and The Grocer's 2017 Big 30 rankings.

We have depots throughout the UK and specialize in selling Confectionery, Soft Drinks, Snacks, Beers & Wines, Groceries, Frozen Food and Tobacco. As part of our expansion programme, the opportunity has arisen for two Business Development Managers at our Squirrels business based in Luton Bedfordshire.

The Role
The principle responsibility of the role is to acquire new business, both from a pre-defined prospect list of potential customers and from your own initiative. 
The candidate will also be responsible for developing customer accounts and maintaining good relations with the customer. 
The target customer base will consist mainly of Independent discount stores and convenience retail stores.
The role will be predominantly field based requiring face to face contact with the owners and managers of businesses.  

The Person
The candidate will need to:

  • have prior experience and skills within a field sales role
  • have proven sales experience selling into both convenience and discount channel
  • must have a good understanding of both sectors
  • have good product and customer knowledge
  • be self-motivated and sales driven
  • be approachable and a strong communicator
  • be IT literate
  • be ambitious and driven   

What is on offer?

Competitive Basic Salary + commission structure (Realistic OTE £40k) + Car + Tablet + Phone

Opportunity to progress quickly in a growing business available to the successful candidate.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required for this role, please send an up to date CV with covering email to
Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive if you do not hear from us within 14 days your application has not been successful.

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