Coffee Business Development Manager

The North East & Leeds
Up to £32,000 p.a + commission + benefits
03 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

The Company:

A well-known, well established and highly respected international drinks and confectionery manufacturer, who have recently added coffee to its diverse portfolio of products!

About the Role:

Working predominantly as a new business developer (75% / 25%) covering the North East region as well as Leeds, you will be required to work with the Regional Sales Manager to ensure sales and territory growth, specifically selling into B & I (corporate offices, conference centres etc.). You will be a direct point of contact for the customer base within this defined territory, ensuring that customer needs are met and a professional and efficient service is provided to them at all times.

Specific duties will include;

  • Identify, target and develop new business opportunities within your territory.
  • Liaise with customer decision makers and act as key point of contact.
  • Communicate all promotions and key product features to clients.
  • Keep track of deadlines and ensure all work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with Regional Sales Manager to ensure sales growth.
  • Collaborate with Operations Team to ensure territory growth.
  • Assist in the reporting, analysis and evaluation of promotional campaigns.
  • Establish professional and value-adding relationships with internal stakeholders and departments.
  • Participate in innovation and brain storming activities to develop new business.
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of both products and business objectives according to customer needs.
  • Assist with high severity customer issues or escalate issues to the appropriate department/Field Sales Controller as needed.

Key Skills/Experience Required:

In order to be considered for the role of Coffee Business Developer, you must possess the following;

  • Coffee equipment and ingredient sales experience to include; bean to cup and traditional.
  • Experience of selling into business and industry customers.
  • Based in the North East with a willingness to also cover Leeds.
  • A full UK driving license.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills (face to face).

Salary/Benefits Information:

In return for your role as Coffee Business Developer, you will receive a basic salary of up to £32,000 p.a (depending on experience), an attractive commission structure and other competitive benefits.


The North East & Leeds

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