Coffee Business Development Manager

Midlands / Northern England
Up to £35,000 p.a + £60k OTE + car/car allowance + bens
07 Dec 2018
07 Jan 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

The Company

One of the UK’s most well – established, family owned, innovative bespoke beverage solution providers to the catering sector, offering a complete integrated product service including; beverage stations, quality ingredients, marketing support and aftercare.

About the Role:

Working as a Business Development Manager, your goal will be to expand business in the Midlands and North, driving sustainable financial growth by range selling to existing customers and acquiring new customers that fit into the target customer profile through exploiting your own personal network.

The role will be predominantly face to face selling and will require daily contact with the head office and a bi weekly meeting in the Head Office.

You will be the face of the company; creating and executing an effective sales strategy.

Your duties will be varied and will include;

  • Develop a growth strategy focused on opening new accounts and increasing the product range in existing accounts
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients from your own network of contacts
  • Provide accurate sales forecasts for existing customer spend and new accounts opened
  • Carry out structured account management visits to review the performance of the account in accordance with SLA’s
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to senior decision makers
  • Attend relevant exhibitions

Key Skills/Experience Required:

In order to be considered for the role of National Business Development Manager, you must possess the following;

  • Previous experience and proven success in a face to face business development role
  • Knowledge and experience gained from within the coffee industry
  • The ability to build, manage and maintain existing relationships
  • Target driven with a ‘hunter’ approach to new business
  • Experience of selling into NHS, leisure, education or contract catering industries would be beneficial
  • A genuine passion for coffee
  • Strong presentation, communication and negotiation abilities
  • Effective time management and planning skills
  • A full UK driving license

Salary/Benefits Information:

In return for your role as Business Development Manager, you will receive;

  • A basic salary of up to £35,000 p.a (possibly negotiable depending on experience)
  • £60k OTE
  • Company car/car allowance
  • Lunch allowance
  • Other company benefits


Sophie Simmonds

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