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Senior Business Development Manager - Foodservice

Michael Page Sales
England, South East England
£60000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus
Closing date
17 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a successful senior sales person with a track record of business development and sales growth in the food sector to join this Food To Go SME client as their new Senior Business Development Manager.

We are looking for candidates who have experience at driving new business in Food To Go solutions and tailored services across the UK Retail and Horeca markets.

Client Details

Food SME. Senior Business Development Manager - Foodservice


The Senior Business Development Manager - Foodservice will be responsible for:
  • developing the sales strategy
  • create and implement sales action plans
  • formulate and develop the sales vision for the business across the retail and horeca markets in line with the overall business strategy
  • lead and oversee the formulation of customer proposals and the development of the pricing model
  • build long term and lasting relationships with key customers in the relevant markets
  • lead and drive all major new business opportunities
  • collaborate with all teams across the business to ensure alignment
  • oversee all key projects related to sales and new business to the company
  • sit as part of the senior management team, adding value and innovation at all times


The Senior Business Development Manager - Foodservice will have the following:-
  • proven experience within a senior sales role in particular business development within the food sector
  • experience of developing customers in retail and horeca with demonstrable examples of success
  • strong level of commerciality and financially experienced with P&L and budgets
  • strong project management skills
  • highly developed personal skills; organisation, presentations and pitches, strong level of ability in front of major stakeholders
  • experience within the food to go category within larger and smaller businesses
  • experience selling into hotels, restaurants, cafes, high street, coffee houses and multiple customers and verticals
  • able to bring good contacts into the role to hit the ground running
  • self starter, results orientated, driven by their own success
  • strong sense of team and culture and bringing a positive approach with them
  • nationally mobile, able to drove without restrictions
  • located in the South East England for the weekly trips to the office

Job Offer

£competitve salary available for the right candidate (salary and package can be discussed)


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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