Sales Executive and Business Developer

Job Overview

The successful candidate will be ambitious, driven and focused on helping customers and furthering the interests of the company in promoting premium ingredients, professional food brands and unique food solutions to the food service market.

The role is tasked with achieving sales, margin, and growth targets, optimising current business and seeking out new opportunities through regular, strategic, and recurrent contact with key and prospective customers.

Benefits (after probation):
Company Pension Scheme (company contribution - 5% base salary)
Death in service benefit (4 times base salary)

Key Skills and Experience Required:
Fluency in English, reading and writing
2 + years' demonstrable sales experience, preferably working within the foodservice industry
Excellent communication and people skills
Efficient planning, time management and organisation skills
Passion for food
Passion for sales with a keen ability to recognise sales opportunities
Timely and accurate reporting skills
A confident self-starter, working off own initiative
A strong team player with a collaborative work style to thrive in a demanding work environment

Responsibilities:
Establish and maintain effective daily outbound call lists
Management of inbound leads
Identify new opportunities with customers and prospects
Align with account managers to progress business ready opportunities
Master communication skills (phone, email, social media)
Manage customer relations and ensure customer satisfaction, repeat business and referral opportunities
Achieve a high level of collaboration within the sales and marketing team

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