Office Based Sales Manager - Devon
A well reputed award-winning FMCG food manufacturer with an enviable niche market position, priding themselves on delivering ethically sourced goods to a rapidly expanding market.
About the Role:
As a newly formed position, you will be responsible for managing and expanding the company’s most successful and valuable accounts whilst leading the internal sales team.
The majority of current sales have come via continuous brand awareness with no need for a new business profile. However the organisation is now seeking a commercially savvy individual, who whilst has a new business energy is also adept at nurturing and expanding existing accounts.
Full and thorough product and proposed sales presentation training will be provided.
Duties will include;
- Proactive business development and lead generation
- Leading an internal sales team
- Representing the company at trade shows and exhibitions
- Maintaining and develop a prospect database and pursue sales opportunities
- Creating effective written proposals and tender documents
- Follow up with potential clients who have interacted with the website sales interface
- Analysing and interpret sales reports to determine ongoing sales and marketing strategies
- Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records on the company CRM system
- Planning and implement effective merchandising initiatives with trade partners
- Assist in the creation of marketing campaigns in order to support brand development
- Working closely with the marketing team to create and develop a sustainable growth strategy
Key Skills/Experience Required:
In order to be considered for the role of Business Development Manager, you must possess the following;
- Proven sales management experience
- An FMCG background, preferably food
- Knowledge of the current trends affecting the foodservice and hospitality industries
- Knowledge of the retail food network and the ability to build strong, strategic relationships with them whilst maintaining a ‘direct’ route to market with some clients
- Strong IT skills
- The ability and facility to work from home
- Happy to cover the Southwest and at times nation wide
- A competitive salary dependent on experience
- Competitive pension
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