Are you tenacious, positive by nature, pedantic with the detail and not afraid of being results driven?
To cover south UK (can be home based) – no further north than Leicester. Ideally within driving range of packaging plant (Kent).
Are you able to build solid relationships at both our businesses and across our customer base?
Can you manage to win and implement major contracts that could involve many different businesses (you may be working across them all!) but most importantly are you driven by new business?
A drive for new business development.
A great positive attitude.
Exceptional Project management skills.
Good IT and organisational skills.
A sound commercial understanding.
A creative and innovative approach to problem solving.
An ability to prioritise workload and are self-driven.
An ability to work under own initiative.
Proven success, knowledge and at least 6+ years of successful experience in a Business Development role.
A history of building relationships with clients and internal stakeholders.
A unique supply chain solution.
2 x manufacturing sites based UK + access to many facilities worldwide.
2 x well invested manufacturing sites (packaging and food co-packing).
A focus on sales, quality and market leading customer service.
An expert team whose core competence is food and packaging manufacture along with a specialist procurement team who specialise in the sourcing of products we do not make.
A great team work ethic.
A strong profitable business.
Work with a team to agree target clients, budgets and plans.
Develop client specific strategies to win new business.
Travel within the UK for meetings with clients and internal stakeholders.
Prepare presentation material and pitch to clients.
Build strong relationships.
Oversee the post business award period with internal teams
Provide detailed and accurate sales forecasting & activity reports to the Leadership team
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Monitor customer, market and competitor activity and provide feedback to the Leadership team and other company functions.
Packaging or food co-packing experience.
An understanding of the UK retail market.
An understanding of e-commerce.
Strong entrepreneurial approach with a proven track record of gaining and maintaining new customers