Business Development Manager

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 days ago(16/09/2020 16:24)
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Milton Keynes

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Business Development Manager - Unilever Ice Cream

Territory Covers: Milton Keynes, Oxford, Bedford, Cambridge and surrounding areas

Temporary Contract -  until end December 2020

Salary £19,500 pro rata, plus performance related bonus and company car + fuel card

Working pattern - Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm. 


As an Ice Cream Business Development Manager working on behalf of Unilever, you will represent an amazing opportunity for partnership with on-demand Ice-cream. This will include market leading Ice-cream brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Breyer’s and Grom. Field-based, you will visit independent businesses in your territory, proving your ability to build great relationships whilst demonstrating the passion, energy and entrepreneurial spirit to identify and exploit every opportunity to develop sales.

You will take responsibility for increasing brand partnerships with local businesses through acquiring new locations to join an exciting opportunity with on-demand Ice Cream. You'll need to be results-driven, with high personal energy, ideally with experience in a customer facing role. Your ability to build relationships quickly and effectively should be combined with solid commercial understanding and excellent planning skills.

What you will be doing?

  • Identifying potential business locations that meet the set criteria, within local radiuses across your territory
  • Identifying the key decision makers in each outlet to build value-adding relationships
  • Build and present selling stories to establish a partnership for on-demand Ice-cream
  • As this is a field-based position, must be willing to travel nationwide
  • Completing weekly route maps, ensuring timely visits to all allocated areas within the set territory


What’s in it for me?

  • No weekend working (40 hours Monday to Friday)
  • 23 days paid holidays + public holidays (increases with length of service)
  • Company car & fuel card
  • Tax Free lunch allowance
  • Company pension scheme - 3% employer contributions 
  • Free life assurance at 3x annual salary
  • Access to discounted private healthcare & Discounted Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme – up to 5 days!
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – 24/7 support on Physical, Mental & Financial Well-being
  • Family-friendly working policies (such as enhanced maternity & paternity leave)
  • Employee Benefits & Discounts portal (discounts from a wide range of retailers plus much more! 

Who are we looking for?

We are keen to speak to you if:

  • You have previous direct sales experience and/or have worked in the Convenience sector
  • You are motivated by targets and are a natural negotiator
  • You have excellent time-management and are a hard worker

Please note this role requires a full UK manual driving licence (with no more than 6 pts or previous bans), all offers will be subject to successful completion of a DVLA licence check. This is a field based role which will involve regular travel on a daily basis, so you must be comfortable driving distance. Overnights may be required on occasion. 


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