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Business Development Manager - Confectionery

Michael Page Sales
England, London
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

  • Account Management Focus - Responsible for managing the existing day to day Accounts and support with key projects on larger accounts, and drive year on year account growth

  • New Business - Working closely with the Sales Director in identifying and opening up new opportunities. This involves lead generation, managing pipeline, accurately reporting progress and forecasts

Client Details

Our client is a major player within the Confectionery & Dessert industry. They offer a marvellous product portfolio catering for a wide variety of tastes. They have a excellent presence within Grocery, Duty Free, Online and Food service. They are currently looking to expand their coverage within the Food Service space with the help of a hungry Business Development Manager who thrives of a challenge. Keeping up with market trends and venturing into the expanding vegan market our client is always on top of innovation.

    • Working with the NPD and Marketing to develop the two brands that they own within retail.

    • Accurately interpret, communicate and deliver sales forecast and pricing

    • Working closely with the Operations Director and Production Manager to ensure production plan is in place, and putting measures in place where orders exceed forecast to determine the ability to supply

  • Keeping up to date with product knowledge and industry trends, including competitive information and trends

  • Minimum of 1 years' experience in sales and account management within the retail sector

  • Ability to lead sales discussions with a view to building long-term customer relationships

  • Proven track record to grow accounts within the food industry

  • Self-starter and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Organised with a keen eye for detail

  • Strong commercial acumen with strengths in reporting, numeracy and budgeting

Job Offer
  • Strong London BDM salary

  • Bonus Opportunity

  • Product Allowance

  • Excellent career development


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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