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Coffee Business Development Manager

Cavendish Maine
Up to £50,000 p.a + commission + expensed travel
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Job Title: Coffee Business Development Manager

Location: London

Job Sector: Coffee//Sales  

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Up to £50,000 p.a + commission + expensed travel

Job Ref: SS/23935


The Company

My client has been established for over 30 years and is well embedded in the niche high – end HoReCa market; selling specialist, luxury, high – quality coffee solutions to prestigious clients throughout the UK.

They are renowned for their first – class products and the after – sale service they provide to their customers.

About the Role:

Working as a Coffee Business Development Manager covering London & surround, you will be required to drive new business coffee, coffee equipment, maintenance and side product sales forward alongside the management of some existing accounts.  Your main focus will be selling into cafes, bakeries, restaurants, hotels leisure sites and an co-working space.  Main duties will include;

  • Generating new business customers across coffee equipment and maintenance in the OOH channel
  • Developing a growth strategy focussed on opening new accounts and increasing the product range within existing accounts
  • Arranging business meetings with prospective clients from your own network of contacts
  • Providing accurate sales forecasts for new accounts opened
  • Carrying out structured account management visits to review performance of the account in line with SLA’s
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to senior decision makers
  • Attending­ relevant exhibitions and networking groups etc.
  • Carrying out coffee tasting and equipment demonstrations in the London showroom
  • Preparing proposals
  • Assisting with new site openings, site launch days, installs and promotional activity

You will mainly be based from home, however you will be expected to be out in the field for the majority of your time, meeting with and selling to both new and existing clients.  You will also have access to the impressive London based Roastery/Showroom when required.

Key Skills/Experience Required:

In order to be considered for the role of Coffee Business Development Manager you must possess the following;

  • Extensive and successful experience of selling into the high end HoReCa market – ideally coffee equipment/ingredients although similar foodservice products may be considered
  • A genuine passion for exceptional coffee
  • A good knowledge of a variety of coffee machines but espresso, bean to cup preferably (not vending)
  • Based in the London
  • A willingness to travel
  • A consultative sales approach
  • Target driven

Salary/Benefits Information:

In return for your role as Coffee Sales/Account Manager, you will receive a basic salary of up to £50,000 p.a (depending on experience), an attractive commission structure, travel  allowance and other benefits.

Candidate care:

By responding to this advert you consent to Cavendish Maine processing the personal data included within this application.

If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy with 25 consultants based in offices in Portishead. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews.In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

Find Us
01275 813000
Wessex House
4 Greystoke Business Centre
High Street
BS20 6PY
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