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Business development Manager - North

Michael Page Sales
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£40000 - £50000 per annum + car, pension, healthcare, bonus
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • Develop and Drive local new business opportunities across the North
  • Develop and execute a regional sales strategy in alignment with client's overall business goals

Client Details

My client is a Global Business with strong heritage and legacy, operating across five continents and offering a diverse product range. As part of the new brand strategy they are launching a new brand to market. This Brand will be supported with Global Sponsorship and huge investment in marketing and advertising from the Group.

This is an exciting time for an entrepreneurial candidate to join this global business and be part of developing an exciting brand launch to the UK.

  • Identify and prospect new business opportunities within the North region, converting them into sustainable and profitable customers.
  • Leverage existing networks and bring new contacts to accelerate customer acquisition and revenue growth.
  • Develop and maintain a customer contact matrix, ensuring deep engagement with supply chain, sales, and marketing teams.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of client/prospect information and call/meeting activity notes.
  • Oversee account compliance to maximise company agreements.
  • Monitor and report on sales performance, providing insights and identifying risks.
  • Deliver volume growth and manage distribution through the channels and appointment of new channels in untapped markets.
  • Drive exceptional customer satisfaction by achieving high level of collaboration between departments
  • Support marketing initiatives and the effective use of brand assets.
  • Represent the company at conferences and trade shows as required

  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Proven track record in a sales role, ideally with experience in brand launch and growth.
  • Highly organised with the ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Solid commercial sales background in the food/beverage sector.
  • Proficiency in Excel and data analysis.
  • Commercially astute and customer-focused.
  • Strong decision-making ability and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with extensive travel within the South UK region.
  • Keep up with current trends in the industry and modern business practices.
  • Northern Based Role

Job Offer

Competitive Basic salary with quarterly bonus, pension, healthcare and car allowance


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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