Business development sales manager

Food Industry Associates
3 days a week in the South East head office
£45000-£60000 plus car and bonus
Closing date
28 Oct 2020

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We are working on a unique and newly created position within our client's sales team primarily focused on unlocking new business in both targeted Frozen & Chilled categories. You will be part of a growing team within a well established company that is on a large growth trajectory, so it is a very exciting time to join.

Our client has grown through this year and come from a position on strength and security at the moment, with business across different channels and categories. 

We are looking for a "hunter" who has great experience in managing and developing new business across Top 4 accounts. Your role will be focused on gaining listings, building distribution and delivering profitable growth within National Grocery Accounts.  You will have the contacts within the Grocers to be able to come in and hit the ground running.

You will work closely with the wider sales and marketing and cross functional teams and the role in the short term will report directly into the Sales & Marketing Director.

There are very strong growth plans for this company and within this role. So we need someone who isn't afraid to really get stuck in building new business. You need to be strategic, tenacious and positive along with the ability to think creatively in terms of building business. Experience within the Frozen and Chilled categories is a must for you to be considered for this role.

You will be organised with great customer service as you will spend time visiting customers and building relationships. The scope for where this role can develop really is special and limitless.

Our client rewards performance and loyalty with great development and support and the ability to progress within the company. Along with the great scope of the role there is a generous salary and package offered.

If interested please apply below or by sending your CV to

For over a decade now, Food Industry Associates Ltd have proven to be a recruiter of choice for ambitious SME food and beverage manufacturers across the UK.  We don't recruit for the big corporates by choice.  Instead, we choose to work with companies with personality, entrepreneurial flare (not process), looking to disrupt the market with cutting edge innovation to provide consumers with better, healthier choices.

Are you an early stage start-up struggling to find the right solution to help you gain your fist listings in a specific customer channel before you can raise the budget to employ somebody on a permanent basis?  Maybe you know you need to source a commercial leader but aren't 100% clear in what format, or how to adequately incentivise somebody from a much larger business to join your mission?  Come speak to us.

If you're a more established business looking to bring fresh talent on board to drive ambitious sales targets, source a creative innovator to help you drive in to new extended categories, or looking to strengthen in marketing / category terms, again, come speak to us.

We've a proven record in recruiting talent for an array of businesses, helping them source commercial talent to help them achieve their goals.  From early stage sales talent through to equity-incentivised leadership roles, we've proven time and time again to find the right people for our clients at the first attempt.  

How are we different to most of our competitors?  Unlike most, we don't have as diverse a portfolio of clients we work with.  However all those we do work with continuously come back to us whenever they next have another need.  In our opinion successful recruitment is achieved when two businesses truly 'partner' and collaborate together.  In our opinion the better we know you, the better we understand all the extra elements aside from simple skillset and experience to ensure the right 'fit' is identified at the first attempt.  In our opinion, this is recruitment, done properly.

Contact Us
  • Food Industry Associates Ltd
  • Airebank House
  • Leeds
  • LS4 2EZ
  • United Kingdom
  • 0113 3572245
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