Business Development Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
North West
£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£45000 - £50000 Per Annum + bonus + benefits
F1rst Commercial Recruitment Ltd
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Our client, a UK food and drinks manufacturer are looking to expand their team with a Business Development Manager to support and grow their co-manufacturing and outsourcing operation.

Based in the North West this is very much a `service led` role, not a `product led` one and the remit it to sell the service and capacity to relevant business organisations. With this in mind this position is very much performance driven rather than sales driven.

It is essential that you a familiar with the co-manufacturing or outsourced model. At the very least, strong knowledge of co-packaging is a doable alternative.

This is because the remit is to source new business opportunities, see where the value lies for all parties, support an exceptional level of service delivery and ultimately ensure full cohesion between businesses in order to build solid, long term partnerships.

This Business Development Manager role requires a good level of commercial acumen, sound ability to build rapport at all levels (right up to C-suite) and the capacity to strategically deal with major players within the food and drink industry.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a global leader in food and drink but still have a level of autonomy to make an impact within the co-manufacturing and outsourcing division.

We are looking for someone who has a genuine desire to be the best in class, build a successful division, work closely with the Head of Outsourcing and knows the co-manufacturing/outsourcing food and drinks market well. If you are looking to make a significant step forward in your career, we think this role could take you there.

Main duties to include:

- Identifying and actively targeting new major opportunities both within a specified portfolio of existing customer accounts and with new prospects. This will include potential opportunities both in the UK and abroad
- Working closely with Head of department to ensure sales revenue and profit objectives are achieved within relevant timescales
- Introduce potential new partners based around Production, Marketing and Sales of agreed Brands
- Source and review realistic and credible opportunities for consideration and appraisal by the relevant Management Teams
- Work closely with Supply Chain to understand constraints that may impact on customer supply and communicate the specific needs of individual customers as appropriate to relevant departments within the business
- Working with the Sales Director and Head of Outsourcing to agree annual operating budgets for sales volume, costs, margins
- Monitor performance of new business and take remedial action where needed
- Recommendations for action to enable annual budget to be achieved
- The ability to identify new opportunities to add value and innovation for business and customers

We are looking for:

- Business Development experience within the Co-manufacturing, Outsourcing or Co-packing space
- Knowledge of packaging formats and specifications
- Strong solution sell background
- Solid negotiation skills
- Comfortable taking ownership and responsibility for the role and bringing on accounts
- Track record of establishing key account relationships and growing business
- Motivated to deliver, with an innovative approach
- Commercially astute
- Ability to travel abroad occasionally
- Relationship builder with resilience and a positive approach

In return you can expect:

- Circa £45-50k salary
- Annual

Contact Details:
F1rst Commercial Recruitment Ltd
Tel: 0161 359 3111
Fax: 0871 895 1787
Contact: Corinne

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