Business Development Manager

  • Job Reference: JB4183
  • Date Posted: 22 March 2018
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Sales
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Julie Brogan
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0115 948 7979

Job Description

Our client is a leading supplier of character apparel to the UK high street. They are currently looking for a Business Development Manager to identify and undertake direct marketing and sales activities, so as to develop and maintain new sales. 

Business Development Manager - The Role:

  • Effectively identify and secure new accounts
  • Achieve required sales objectives in terms of value, volume, delivery and profit
  • Plan and prioritise sales activities towards achieving agreed sales target
  • Negotiate price, quantity and delivery requirements with customers
  • Identify new licenses and maintain existing accounts through customer contact, selling new designs and licenses and reviewing orders
  • Arrange and attend Licensor and client meetings throughout the UK as required
  • Deliver exceptional levels of customer service by developing client relationships and responding to and following up on sales queries
  • Work with the UK Sales Director to discuss and initiate new ideas to improve areas such as sales, service or marketing. 
  • Have a detailed knowledge of company products, design and licenses
  • Keep abreast of competitor activity and monitor and evaluate market trends.
  • Contribute to product, design and license development as required

Business Development Manager - The Candidate:

  • A Degree/Technical Qualification or can demonstrate equivalent experience
  • 4 years’ experience in a Senior Sales or Account Manager role within the Clothing Industry
  • Has had full responsibility for an account
  • Has a proven track record in the development & implementation of a sales strategy.
  • Has managed and delivered in excess of £5m sales per annum.
  • Has targeted and opened accounts to generate significant levels of new business. 
  • Has IT skills, particularly MS word & excel        
  • Excellent planning/Organising skills
  • Clean current driving licence
  • Willing to undertake travel throughout the UK/abroad. 

Business Development Manager - The Package:

  • Competitive salary

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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