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Business Development Manager - Food Industry

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  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture, Sales & Marketing

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Eleanor Lowes

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  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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  • Job Title: Business Development Manager - Food Manufacturing
  • Location: Haverhill, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £55,000 per annum

Compass Point Recruitment are partnering with a leading player in the food manufacturing industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality products that meet the evolving needs of their customers. They take pride in their commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence in every aspect of their business. As they continue to expand their market presence, they are seeking a dynamic and experienced Business Development Manager to join their

Are you driven? Motivated? Enjoy networking? Have you worked within the food industry?

This could be the opportunity for you!


Market Research and Analysis:
  • Conduct thorough market research to identify emerging trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscape within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Analyse data to develop insights that will inform strategic decision-making.

Business Expansion:
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities, partnerships, and markets to drive growth and increase market share.
  • Develop and execute strategies for geographical expansion and entry into new distribution channels.

Relationship Management:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including suppliers, distributors, retailers, and potential collaborators.
  • Foster partnerships that align with business objectives and contribute to overall success.

Sales Support and Strategy:
  • Collaborate with the sales team to provide strategic support, including the development of promotional materials, pricing strategies, and targeted sales campaigns.
  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure product offerings meet market demands.

Negotiation and Contract Management:
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, and other business partners.
  • Ensure favourable terms and conditions that align with company goals.

Product Development Collaboration:
  • Work closely with the product development team to identify opportunities for new product offerings or improvements to existing products.

Financial Analysis and Budgeting:
  • Develop and manage budgets for business development initiatives.
  • Conduct financial analysis to assess the feasibility and profitability of projects.

  • Provide regular reports to senior management on key performance indicators, business development activities, and the success of implemented strategies.

This role will involve UK wide travel, to meet clients and prospect businesses to discuss opportunities and network frequently, therefore you must enjoy being on the road!

  • Proven experience as a Business Development Manager/Executive, preferably within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Experience within new product development and marketing is ideal, or must have transferable experience
  • Strong understanding of market dynamics, industry trends, and customer needs in the food sector.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and implement effective business strategies.
  • Proven track record of driving business growth and achieving targets.
  • Familiarity with financial analysis, budgeting, and contract management.
  • Happy to travel UK wide frequently depending on business needs and requirements (regular travel to be expected)

How to Apply:
  • Please apply with your updated CV to be considered for this role, showcasing relevant experience.