Business Development Manager – Seafood solutions to Foodserv

Location
Luton
Salary
£35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted
18 May 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Ref
PH1028
Contact
Paul Haworth
Function
Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
PH1028 – Business Development Manager – Seafood solutions to Foodservice

Locations: London, Northampton, Reading, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Swindon, Luton


REWARDS: 35-38K Basic Salary, 42K OTE, Company Car

Opportunity to work for a market leading Foodservice brand


THE COMPANY:
We are an established provider of seafood products, established for over 200 years.
We have developed a strong presence in retail but also have had significant success in developing their products and brands within the Foodservice sector.
Our innovative NPD has led to the development of a foodservice range that keeps up to date with market trends concerning the latest seafood products and enables our comprehensive range to be suitable for end users across the foodservice sector including pubs, QSR and in particular education.
We adopt a strong ethos in regards to sustainable products and also constantly evolve their product range to meet the requirements for school menus.
Due to a successful last 12 months we are seeking to add further sales talent to our foodservice team to focus on the Education sector.


THE ROLE:
As a key part of our sales team you will be responsible for promoting brands to end users across a designated geographical territory.
You will be developing relationships at head chef and contract catering manager level across your region with a view to increasing individual customer spend on our product lines.
This position will be focussed on developing business Local Authorities and large private education establishments across the South of the UK.
There are also plans to look into developing further business at Secondary School Education and University level.
You will be involved in menu planning at Buyer level and work closely with NPD to develop new, innovative products suitable for these Foodservice end users.
You may also work closely to specifications provided by these groups for set products required for their menus.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with a market leading brand within a foodservice, profit sector environment.


THE APPLICANT.
We are ideally seeking to speak to proven sales professionals with experience selling into the foodservice profit sector.
• Candidates must have a proven track record of developing business with Foodservice profit sector end user accounts.
• Candidates with experience of business development with Education and Local Authority experience will be of particular interest.
• Candidates with a background working for a Foodservice manufacturer with experience in sales via NPD will be of particular interest, although candidates with profit sector level experience working within a foodservice wholesale environment will also be considered.
• Candidates must be passionate about quality food, effective team workers, commercially minded, and determined target driven foodservice sales professionals.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for foodservice candidates seeking to further their career with a genuine foodservice brand leader.

Midas Selection Ltd specialises in recruiting Sales, Marketing, Purchasing and Supply chain professionals in all industries. Midas Selection Ltd operates as an Employment Agency.

All applicants send CVS to paul.haworth@midas-selection.com
Linked in - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/pauldhaworth
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