Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

The Tea Makers of London is a leading fine tea specialist that source and supply over 100 exquisite quality teas from around the world. We take great pride in serving only the best teas gathered from most celebrated tea gardens around the world, as well as rare and authentic teas produced by small independent artisan tea farmers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our company for someone who is passionate about working for a high-end consumer brand and become part of our growing team. The job is based in our HQ in Dartford, Kent. 

The Role Summary: 

We are looking to recruit an experienced Business Development Manager to assist us achieve our growth targets. The ideal candidate must have proven track record in the field of sales & marketing within luxury food and drink or similar sector. The applicant must be proactive and result driven and be able to work within a small team as well as independently to implement the business development strategy. The role demands coming up with innovative, practical and commercially viable products and services.

We are looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our team.

Business Development Executive’s Core Attributes and skills

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in high-end food and drink sector;
  • Proven track records in sales and business development;
  • Ability to quickly build credibility and define customer requirements;
  • Experience of working with large and small customers;
  • Articulate, friendly, optimistic, goal orientated and success driven;
  • Highly organised and results-oriented, strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • A great deal of personal initiative and strong hands-on attitude along with creativeness, decisiveness and results-driven mentality;

Key Duties

  • Generating and responding to new sales leads as well as managing the existing accounts;
  • Consolidating the current and new leads to a CRM system;
  • Develop and follow an agreed consistent sales plan to meet or exceed targeted sales from new and existing clients.
  • Approaching potential distributors, cafes, hotels, speciality food store and high-end departmental stores;
  • Carryout competitor analysis and research on industry trends;
  • Research the best point of contact and make initial contacts and arrange meetings/ presentation;
  • Research appropriate trade shows for showcasing the products;
  • Planning and arrange logistics for trade shows and meeting & greeting potential clients;
  • Confidently and articulately present our key Unique Selling Point’s to potential clients;
  • Handling enquiries from existing and potential customer and press;

 

Salary: Competitive (Negotiable for candidates with relevant experience and skills)

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to tea@theteamakers.co.uk

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