Business Development Manager - Retail

£45000 - £55000 per annum bonus benefits

Business Development Manager - Retail

£45-55k bonus benefits


Our client is a market leader, part of a global multi-billion-dollar technology group, supplying national and independent retailers both nationally and internationally. With over 40 years' experience in their industry, our client operates in over 60 countries worldwide. They have an award-winning reputation for products having built a truly global brand and can offer long-term stability and career development. As a result of their continued success they are seeking a Business Development Manager to drive new business development across the UK.

You will be targeted with winning new business, helping to achieve all budgeted sales and margin targets to achieve sustainable growth, whilst shaping and implementing strategies for new key customer/ retail channels within the UK retail business unit. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a proven track record of acquiring new business accounts from a range of retail customers. You will manage your own diary and appointments on a day to day basis to identify leads and meet company targets based around new business development. You will work closely with your team members and other departments to ensure the business continues to run smoothly and efficiently. You will be given guidance but ultimately it will be down to you to utilise your skills and industry knowledge to win new business contracts and assist in the company's growth.

It is essential that the successful candidate has experience dealing with Retailers (DIY or Grocery would be preferable). You will be an enthusiastic character who is self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative. With outstanding negotiation and influencing skills you will be able to confidently develop effective business relationships with category buyers and directors. You will be highly numerate and be able to demonstrate a solid commercial acumen allowing you to operate at the highest levels of integrity

Skills and Experience:

  • University Degree or qualified by experience
  • A strong, proven track record of New Business Development within retail customers
  • You will be highly numerate and be able to demonstrate a solid commercial acumen allowing you to operate at the highest levels of integrity.
  • Outstanding Communication and Presentation Skills.

To Apply

This is an excellent opportunity in a challenging, fast paced and dynamic business. Interested parties should apply accordingly or contact Mike Pritchard-Howarth in the first instance for a confidential conversation. Con-tact details can be found via the Newman Stewart website.

About Us

Newman Stewart is a leading executive search firm, delivering high performing candidates to high profile and difficult to fulfil assignments. With a vast proven track record of success both nationally and internationally, we are the recruitment partner of choice to many blue chip, medium and small organisations.

With offices in Wetherby, Leeds and London we identify excellent people for our excellent clients, nationally and internationally and we are proud of the results that we deliver.