10th September 2019

Business Development Manager – Fresh Meat

Reference: BBBH16858

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 10/09/2019

Are you a driven sales professional with a proven background in selling fresh meat?

Do you have a track record in winning new business and hitting targets?

Would you like to work for a Top 100 company with excellent career opportunities?

We have a very exciting opportunity to join a leading company with a competitive remuneration package. If interested or would like more information please call Alex on 02890 313157 or email [email protected]

Role Purpose:

To develop and grow sales and margin within the Fresh Meat category – including poultry, beef, lamb and pork in line with budgetary requirements. You will develop the Food Service proposition as the preferred solution to the Food Service Industry and ensure quality of product and service is maintained for the overall fresh meat proposition

  • To achieve agreed budgets on an annual basis.
  • To ensure that correct communication processes exist in order for the services to exploit its unique point of difference in the market place regarding fresh meat.
  • To inform the trading team of any pricing/ market intelligence from competitors in order that we can take the necessary action to remain competitive in the marketplace.
  • Assist in the development of the most appropriate pricing strategy for the fresh meat category
  • Ensure all price files/ contracts are kept up to date ensuring the maintenance of the best possible margin.
  • Develop effective communication processes with the sales function so as to allow sales leads to be managed effectively and to ensure successful conversion of leads to sales turnover
  • Manage the initial sales approach to customers, development of customer specific specifications, delivery day requirements, telesales routing, delivery scheduling routing and pricing structure.
  • Increase sales and margin of all fresh meat customers through `up selling` and `cross selling` of all fresh categories.
  • Conduct quarterly/ half yearly reviews with all clients to ensure complete satisfaction and to introduce new lines or new categories.
  • Liaise with the Telesales Manager to ensure all fresh meat customers are ordering on a consistent basis and also to obtain customer feedback on service and quality.
  • Ensure effective relationships with suppliers is established.
  • Ensure quality produce is selected and conforms to company quality and service

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrate clear knowledge and experience of working in the food industry, particularly specialising in the meat category
  • Proven track record in proactive field sales and achieved targets
  • Proven ability to manage a customer base and develop new business
  • Proven track record in selling large product range
  • Ability to manage customer profitability (price/margin
  • Persuasive selling & strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent questioning & listening skills

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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