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UK Business Development Manager

UK Business Development Manager

UK Business Development Manager

£60-£70k (£90k OTE potential)

Plus car or allowance & benefits

Flexible location

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to make your mark with a well-established chilled foods manufacturer.

The Company :  Our client is a subsidiary of a European foods group and a leading player in its category, producing branded and own-label products for retail, discounters, foodservice, delivered wholesale and cash & carry.

The company has a strong reputation for product quality, NPD and working in collaboration with its customers to exploit profitable market opportunities overlooked by rivals. Flexibility and adaptability are two of the company’s key market advantages.

The Role : The company wishes to appoint a hands-on Business Development Manager with strong “hunter” capabilities, and a high degree of personal drive, initiative and commitment.  You will have full margin accountability for UK sales with a high degree of autonomy.

Your role will be to increase distribution and volume of a range of branded products and to identify and negotiate new own-label opportunities. You will also be required to open new accounts resulting in profitable order values by establishing buying relationships and implementing the appropriate sales strategy to achieve this.

The Person: Candidates should be strong sales closers with proven FMCG sales/business development experience gained in the food industry. Previous chilled foods and own-label experience would be an advantage. Experience of selling to a diverse range of sectors i.e. foodservice delivered, retail, discounters, wholesale, cash & carry and catering end users is required. Previous chilled foods and own-label experience would be an advantage.

Importantly, the job requires a highly-motivated self-starter with good communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to achieve both commercial and personal success through their own endeavours.  You will be able to demonstrate a proficient grasp of costs and margin drivers with strong negotiation and persuasion skills together with a good network of key industry contacts.

If you are now ready to step up and drive our UK business to the next level then this could be the job for you!

The role is home based so location is flexible for the right candidate and requires regular travel throughout the UK.

To apply, please click on the button below giving details of your current salary package in the information box. Alternatively, email our retained recruitment partner: with your latest cv and salary details, quoting reference number CB/1957.


Home based/flexible


National Accounts, Sales


Full time




£60k-£70k (OTE £90k)

Closing Date

2 March 2018

Colin Beaumot

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