Business Development Manager – Foodservice / B2B

Location
Office based – Chichester
Salary
Competitive salary and package
Posted
19 Jul 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Ref
CE-MM005578GJ
Function
Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Business Development Manager – Foodservice / B2B

Competitive salary and package

Office based – Chichester

 

The Company:

Langmead Herbs is one of the top suppliers to leading UK and Spanish retailers, supplying a range of cut, bunched and potted fresh herbs. Since entering the herb market in 2012, Langmead have used their expertise to innovate and promote the growth of the herb category.

Langmead is a family run and owned business based in West Sussex, holding over 2,700 hectares of prime agricultural and horticultural land. Despite growing into a commercially-sound business, Langmead Herbs hopes to keep their family-values at the heart of everything they do, focussing on amongst other things the development and support of their people. In addition to developing high performing teams, another priority is focussing on the needs of their customers.

Langmead Herbs is a strong believer of giving back to the community, regularly hosting fundraisers and events to aid local charities. Currently, Langmead Herbs has ambitious plans to continue their level of growth, to promote a presence in the global market and innovate through development of new products.

They now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Development Manager with a strong background working within the foodservice and B2B channels, to develop profitable business within the exiting customer base whilst also creating and executing a robust new business plan within the agreed channels.

The Role:

As the Business Development Manager, you will be expected to professionally and effectively manage an agreed portfolio of foodservice and B2B customers, whilst also identifying all new commercial opportunities which will enable the business to achieve and increase sales turnover and gross profit. You will be expected to maximise sales and account profitability, building long term relationships whilst also ensuring high levels of customer care and satisfaction. You will be expected to achieve sales and margin targets in line with company strategy, identifying all new business opportunities and devising proposals including the preparation of tenders to ensure achievement of agreed margins and targeted profitability. Reporting to the Sales Director, you will be expected to work autonomously, preparing budgets and forecasts as required and liaising with head office on a weekly basis.

Role Requirements:

To be considered for this role you will be expected to have at least 2 years’ experience working within a business development or national accounts role. All those with a national accounts background must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of winning and developing new business.

In addition to the above you must have experience working with national accounts across either the foodservice or B2B channels. Whilst fresh produce exposure is desirable, it is not essential. All those who have worked within the food manufacturer or distributor will be considered.

This is an exceptional opportunity for any aspiring commercial professional who is looking to progress within an exciting business and growing category. Please do not hesitate to apply if you feel you have the experience and background described or contact Clear Edge Search & Selection for further information.

Any direct applications will be forwarded to Clear Edge as the retained recruitment partner.

 

 

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