Business Development Manager

Location
Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire / Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire / Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Salary
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
07 Aug 2018
Closes
06 Sep 2018
Ref
CHWCAMAM9746
Contact
Recruitment Team
Discipline
Marketing
Sector
B2C
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time
Business Development Manager, Whittlesey -

Our hugely successful and award-winning client is currently searching for an experienced Business Development Manager to join their busy and growing team in Cambridgeshire. With at least 3 years' experience managing key retail accounts for a large consumer-facing business, you'll be a commercially minded individual who is confident building and maintaining relationships with key retailers and stakeholders. Ideally, you'll also have experience in new product development, or will have worked closely with colleagues to provide the consumer insights to drive NPD, specifically within the FMCG sector. Strong numeracy skills are essential for this role, as you will be managing budgets, overseeing margins and costings and handling the full P&L performance for your accounts.

As Business Development Manager, you will be working with key retailers in the FMCG sector to drive the sales and performance of products in your category. A background in NPD would be extremely beneficial, as you'll liaise closely with Product Managers in the business to develop exciting, innovative and trend led products, utilising competitor research and consumer insights. A confident presenter, you will pitch NPD concepts to your accounts and work with them to develop products that will work for their business and, ultimately, drive sales. You will maintain close relationships with your accounts, regularly communicating and meeting with them, working with them to negotiate competitive contracts for the business, presenting product performance and analysis and completing category reviews for each retailer. You'll need to be confident delivering a successful commercial outcome for the business, whilst at the same time understanding the needs of the customer. We're looking for candidates with a proven track record driving sales and increasing brand performance of products in retailers, you may have a background in product management, category management, account management or business development and have strong commercial acumen. FMCG experience is an essential requirement for this client, so we're ideally looking for candidates with a background in tangible consumer products and a strong knowledge of retail.

This really is a fantastic opportunity to join an established business during a period of sustained growth. The successful candidate will be managing one of the business' most well-known accounts in the UK retail sector and a major business internationally. Due to the nature of this role, candidates will need to be able to drive and have access to their own car and will also be offered the opportunity to travel internationally with this role a handful of times per year.

Due to the location of this Cambridgeshire office, this role is commutable from Huntingdon, St Ives, Cambridge, Peterborough, St Neots, Bedford, Northampton, Kettering, Ely, Chatteris, Cambourne, Corby and Stamford.

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