Food Service Business Development Manager

28000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + Car
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Food Service Business Development Manager
Wholesale Sector

Northern Region

Job Purpose:

To develop & grow the sales and margin contribution to agreed targets on both existing and new Foodservice Wholesale Distributor customers through product and business solutions in line with the Foodservice Business Plan.

Key Accountabilities:

* Develop new and existing business opportunities through intense customer facing activities.
* Contribute as an active member of the Foodservice Sales and Marketing team in driving the Foodservice business towards rapid and profitable growth.
* Assume direct responsibility for Allocated Key Accounts.
* Ensure that all strategies and tactics agreed within the Foodservice Management team are implemented.
* Provide key account customer focus, building genuine,multidisciplinary supportive partnerships that jointly seek to generate unique solutions.
* Ensure the achievement of set targets and objectives, as agreed as part of the Management Performance process.
* Develop and implement innovative sales and marketing strategies for customers in support of the agreed sales targets.
* Participate in the forecasting and budget process, and contribute essential volumes information to ensure high levels of customer service.
* Ensure regular and appropriate reporting and communication procedures are followed for all areas of responsibility in a timely manner.
* Attend regular Sales & Marketing meetings.
* Possess a sound understanding and knowledge of the UK Foodservice market and relevant trends.
* Participate fully in all authorised exhibitions and presentations as and when requested to do so.

Skills Knowledge and Experience Required:

* Experience of driving sales and/or business development results within an FMCG/Wholesale environment.
* Experience of driving sales results within the Foodservice Wholesale Distributor environment.
o Detailed knowledge and experience of Foodservice Wholesale Distributor accounts and key relationships is essential
o Keen interest in food and food/menu trends.
o Experience of fish or protein categories is desirable although not essential.
* Evidence of creativity and innovation in identifying and delivering opportunities, both in the short term and for future menus

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