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Business Development Manager

Michael Page Sales
England, Hertfordshire, Stevenage
£35000 - £45000 per annum + German car, up to 35% commission, pension
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

I am seeking a motivated NEW Business Development Manager to join the Sales team within the Packaging (Retail FMCG - Food/Non-food) industry.

The successful candidate will be initially be responsible for identifying new business opportunities (6-12 months) which will develop into a split BD:AM role, maintaining relationships with existing dormant clients, and promoting the company's products and services.

Client Details

The company is a leading player in the packaging industry who are a financially solid, ambitious, multi-national and family owned company .

With a presence in Hertfordshire, the company is recognised for its commitment to delivering superior products and services, as well as its dedication to its employees. This particular role will be looking at selling into Retail FMCG - food and non-food.


The successful New Business Development Manager:
  • The ability to listen and interpret customer requirements.
  • A resilient self-starter with a focus on results.
  • Comfortable presenting and negotiating at all levels from shopfloor to boardroom
  • An understanding of manufactor process would be an advantage
  • An enquiring and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Identify and secure new business opportunities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing clients
  • Promote the company's products and services
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information


The successful Business Development Manager should have:
  • Experience in a Sales / Account Executive / Business Development role
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build rapport with clients
  • Good understanding of the retail industry
  • Willingness to travel for work - national remit!
  • You will have full autonomy to manage your diary!
  • When not visiting customers you will be based with the team in the HQ (Hertfordshire)

Job Offer

The successful BDM will be offered:
  • A competitive salary in the range of £35,000 - £45,000 (DOE)
  • A German Company Car
  • Generous holiday allowance of 27 days
  • An inclusive and supportive company culture
  • Opportunities for professional development within the retail industry

Please apply to the role if you have got some or most of the experience, I'd be really keen to discuss the roles with those interested in joining a fantastic business with excellent culture, and huge room for progression in the future.

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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

Join in the discussion in our LinkedIn group Michael Page Sales - UK


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