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Business Development Manager

Advocate Group
£30k - 35k per year
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Business Development Manager

Central London

£35,000 basic salary with commission and discretionary bonus, Oyster card and expenses.

We are currently partnered with a premium beverage brand who due to growth are looking to hire a Business Development Manager to be an advocate for their luxury products. They have sustainability and quality at the forefront of the business and are looking for an individual that align with these values.

Personality and approach are more important than experience in the sector so candidates working within hospitality and retail are considered if acclimatised to premium products.

This is a key business development role within the business, where the ideal candidate will be expected to assist the UK Head of Sales in delivering the UK business plan and work towards exciting sales growth.


• Drive London sales growth, with particular focus on the luxury hotel, retail and gifting markets

• Develop relevant contact strategies and record these via the prospect database

• Research prospect customers to identify & develop USP business proposals

• Plan customer meetings and sales calls within designated prospect lists

• Maintain accurate business records & complete a weekly & monthly sales report

• Be a representative at conferences, meetings, and industry events when required

• Develop best-in-class proposals & presentations for existing & prospect customers

• Deliver personal business objectives & tasks set by the management team


• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a relevant field

• A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in business development or account management

• Relevant experience working for a luxury ‘FMCG’ brand an advantage

• Excellent communication skills and IT fluency

• Ability to work under pressure and multi-task

• Ability to flourish in an SME, being proactive and a self-starter are key

• Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

• Comfortable operating internally with Senior Management & externally with GMs/Directors


You're experts in your industry, so you need a recruitment partner with the same level of understanding. With The Advocate Group, you can feel safe in the knowledge that our recruiters are expertly equipped to help you fill business roles across all areas of your organisation.

As your recruitment partner, we operate as an extension of your brand to provide a clear, consistent and positive candidate journey to elevate your business as an employer of choice. Partner with The Advocate Group to ensure the very best in industry representation and gain access to exclusive career opportunities.

In the FMCG industry’s talent-short market, finding the right talent with not only the right skillset and FMCG industry experience, but also a fit with your brand values and culture is not always the easiest task. 

Start-ups, challenger brands or market leading enterprises all require tailored positioning; our FMCG recruitment consultants fully understand the nuances of the FMCG sector and how to position each client partner in a unique but engaging way.

Whether you are looking to recruit FMCG talent within Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain / Procurement, Technical / NPD, HR, Engineering or IT; we can assist you with recruitment projects up to executive level. 


► 0333 772 7200


Find Us
0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
The Advocate Group
No. 1 Spinningfields
Hardman Square, Quay Street
Greater Manchester
M3 3JE
United Kingdom
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