Food Service & Manufacturing BDM - (Home-based)

Lime Talent
England, South East England
Up to £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
17 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
lime talent
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
A hugely successful international non-food business is seeking a Business Development Manager. The role is home-based, however our client requires you to be living South of Birmigham for access to customers and head office.

The company pride themselves on delivering exceptionally high levels of customer service to its broad customer base which includes very high profile food service and food manufacturing customers.

Due to ongoing expansion, the team are now looking to appoint a Business Development Manager who can help them to secure new business wins with food manufactures and foodservice / QSR in the UK and Ireland. You MUST have previous experinece of selling products into these channels (food or non-food) with proven experience of winning new business to be successful in your application. Reporting to the Sales Director, you will be given plenty of autonomy and so we are looking for someone with plenty of drive and an entrepreneurial approach.

Key responsibilities:
  • Identifying new business opportunities and developing strong relationships with customers to secure new revenue streams
  • Creating and implementing sales plans and initiatives
  • Building and managing strong customer relationships, at varying levels.
  • Managing your time effectively to achieve agreed sales, business and financial objectives and targets
  • Keeping up to date with your customer needs and developments to ensure products cater for all current and future requirements
  • Reporting your results and updates to your line manager both in writing and verbally as applicable
  • Monitoring and analysing key competitor activity and acting upon any relevant developments

Candidate Profile

We are looking for someone with prior experience of winning and managing significant accounts within the food manufacturingor foodservice customers. The role can be scaled up for someone with prior team management experience. To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate ambition, determination and commitment to succeed in a rapidly developing business. Other key desirable attributes include.
  • Excellent communication skills with the gravitas to present at a senior level
  • Strong experience of selling products or solutions
  • Demonstrable experience of winning major new food manufacturing or foodservice customers
  • Ability to build long lasting customer relationships
  • Ability to influence colleagues and customers at all levels
  • Excellent negotiation skills and a high level of commercial acumen
  • Ability to work under with a "can do" attitude
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

The role comes with a fatastic benefits package including company car, private healthcare and a very generous pension scheme.

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