Business Development Manager - North England

  • Job Reference: JS4263
  • Date Posted: 23 August 2018
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment
  • Location: North England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Sales
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email: joannes@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our client is an established Brand of childrenswear clothes. They are now looking for a Business Development Manager with a strong background in retail/field sales.  You will be highly commercial with a proven track record of achieving sales targets.  This is a home-based role with extensive travel on a weekly basis. Relevant fashion experience selling into retailers is highly desirable.  A Clean Driving License is a must!

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Business Development Manager - The Role:

  • Prospect and develop new business opportunities with key retailers within your territory and turn this into increased business.
  • Develop, maintain and grow long term relationships with high potential customers and existing accounts with a focus on both financial gain and customer satisfaction.
  • Respond to, and follow up, sales enquiries using appropriate methods in a timely manner.
  • Attend trade shows, run “pop-up” show rooms, customer events and visit customers in their retail environment.
  • Maintain accurate customer prospect and sales activity within the central sales database.
  • Develop business plans for each account, with SMART objectives and budgets set against each customer.
  • Prepare and analyse your sales data to ensure that sales efforts are targeted to maximum effect.
  • Contribute ideas for the marketing team such as POS, incentives and improvements to our marketing literature to help support our retail community develop and promote their businesses further.
  • Ensure that the pre- season sales target for your territory is reached by great planning before the high sales intensity periods of the year.
  • Identify key accounts with growth potential within your territory and work with marketing to organise events, bespoke POS and VM/product training.
  • Monitor “in season” reserves of stock and drive top-up orders from appropriate retailers

Business Development Manager - The Candidate:

  • “Needs based” selling experience in a retail/field sales environment and in the fashion sector.
  • Detailed planning and objective setting experience as well as analytical skills to assess performance.
  • Deep commercial understanding of what makes businesses thrive and you will possess a high degree of credibility in the customer’s eyes.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • You will love people and people will love you!
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and great attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Full Clean Driving Licence (company car included)

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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