Business Development Manager

Think Staffing
£28,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Development Manager (BDM)

OTE c£45,000 +

The role of Business Development Manager (BDM) is a varied and rewarding position. The key objectives are to achieve sales and margin targets for a defined geographic territory, open profitable new accounts and build strong relationships with existing customers.

The successful candidate will have a food service background. Applicants will be considered from any sales background from within the food service industry.

Applicants must have a full driving licence, will be energetic and self-motivated and confident presenters with good food industry knowledge and the ability to build strong foundations with customers ensuring they can provide great Customer Service. They must have a positive 'can do’ attitude, be keen to learn new skills and have a desire to make a difference.

Role details:

Responsibilities of the role are:

  • To achieve sales and margin targets.

  • Win and retain profitable new business.

  • Grow and further develop existing customer numbers.

  • Manage your territory, diary and call cycles.

  • Identify category gaps, complete all sales documentation, with a good level of detail and in a punctual manner.

  • Work with other internal teams and suppliers to maximise opportunities.

  • Gain a full understanding of sales and margin performance vs targets.

Geographic sales area is Birmingham: Applicants must be living on 'patch’ to be considered.

The Employer:

The employer is an exciting, established and continually growing business; creating a great place to work and have achieved a "One Star" status with 'best companies.’ They deliver a great range of multi temperature food products, including butchery and a fresh range to caterers across the country. They nurture their staff and individual careers so if you are looking for a long term opportunity in which to thrive this role might be just what you have been waiting for.


Basic Salary: c£28,000 - £30,000, negotiable dependant on relevance of experience. (Please note if you are currently in sales within the food service industry on a higher basic please talk to me so we can talk to the employer)

Please feel free to contact Jan on the mobile number about salary or anything else re the job. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Bonus: As this is a dual role position (approx. 50/50 split between account management and new business) bonus can be achieved on two levels: For example:-

  • Existing customer growth quarterly bonus.

  • New, retained accounts, (based on GP), monthly bonus

  • Annual bonus of £2,500 at Christmas.

  • It is possible to earn an additional £11,000 + per annum


The position comes with a company car, mobile phone and laptop.

Living Wage Employer, Life Assurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Savings Scheme, Training Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme & much more.

Other: 25 days holiday + statutory bank holidays

Hours:- Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week, some flexibility may be required

The job is offered as a full time, permanent position.

If you are interested in this position and you have the relevant sales skills / food service experience please contact Jan by sending your CV in the first instance and you can also call Jan on the mobile number for more detailed information.

Recruitment Consultancy - Think Staffing

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