Business Development Manager - Wholesale

London / M25
£40-45k depending on experience
01 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is a leading specialist coffee roaster, and they are seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to lead their wholesale and food-service division in London.

This business has been established for over 20 years, and has grown to become a dynamic name in the coffee industry. Reporting into the MD, the Business Development Manager will be looking after the wholesale and food-service business division - leading new business opportunities, and managing a range of national and strategic accounts.

They are seeking a Business Development Manager ideally with experience of either the coffee industry, or other FMCG / food industries, specifically within a branded environment. A passion for coffee is a must for this role!

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing and winning new national accounts.
  • Maximising sales and profit within your department
  • Negotiating deals at point of impasse.
  • Developing working relationships with corporate clients and service providers.
  • Managing the teams within the department.
  • Reporting directly to the MD on departmental performance.

You will need to have:

  • Experience in a senior level management role within a branded environment is essential.
  • Strong leadership skills and abilities to lead a team within the operation.
  • Strong budgetary, forecasting and cost control skills and the ability to consistently produce profit expectations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills - Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with internal and external customers in a tactful and diplomatic manner.

You must be able to keep calm under pressure, be confident, organised, maintain a hands on management culture, and have exceptional attention to detail. You will be in charge of your own profit centre, so a keen business outlook is key.

In return the business will offer a generous package of around £40-45k depending on experience, plus a car allowance, as well as bonuses and targets making an all-round very attractive package.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a coffee leader in a key strategic role leading their Wholesale & Food Service division. If you are interested in this position please submit your CV now for consideration for this role.

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