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National Account Manager/Business Development Manager

Cavendish Maine
Home based in the Southwest/M4 corridor.
£50,000-£55,000 Basic + Bonus + Car/Allowance
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An outstanding and rare opportunity to join a friendly design-led, sustainable/reusable housewares business who are about to enter the next stage in their evolution.


Home based in the Southwest/M4 corridor.


We are seeking a talented and ambitious individual at National Account Manager/Business Development Manager level for our client,  to increase revenue through growth of their existing customer base and through the identification and conversion of new business opportunities, small and large.   You will play a vital role in growing their business and have a passion for eco- friendly, premium brands. 


Job Purpose:


  • To increase revenue in the UK market through growth with the existing customer base and through the identification and conversion of new business opportunities, small and large.
  • To own the “total” relationship with all customers – prospecting, conversion, sales and orders, promotions and customer service.
  • To develop annual sales plans and budgets for the UK market that feed into the company’s overall budgeting process.


What we want you to do!


  • Cultivate strong relationships to drive sustainable growth and profitability with retailers both large and small.
  • You will be just as comfortable selling to John Lewis, as a garden centre or an independent gift shop.


Who are you?


  • You will have a creative and pro-active approach to developing new business opportunities – 3-5 years’ sales experience with a proven track record in homeware and consumer goods category would be great,
  • it is likely you will have worked for a larger corporate business and now seek to bring that experience to a smaller business.
  • You will have natural curiosity and personal ambition: a passion to grow and develop through exploring best practices and ambitious to be the best at what you do. You’ll be an “Influencer” with the ability to make people believe in you and our brands and you will be skilled at creating and delivering engaging presentations.
  • You should have strong commercial acumen: good negotiation skills, analytical and data-oriented approach to sales, the ability to utilise frameworks and tools.
  • You’ll be hard working and self-motivated - happy to work in a team or autonomously.


Salary: £50,000-£55,000 Basic + Bonus + Car/Allowance


Contact: Shelley Velati

Reference: SV/86867


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. 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.

Company info
01275 813000
Leigh Court Business Centre
Pill Road
Abbots Leigh

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