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Sales Development Manager - North West
North West | Non-Food | Own Label
Posted
18 Mar 2019
Location
North West
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Competitive to attract the best

The Business 

We are recruiting for the leading manufacturer and supplier of Co‑manufactured and Private Label products for the Household market in the UK. They are seeking to appoint an ambitious Sales Development Manager. This will be an office based role that is customer facing, responsible for specific aspects of external initiatives such as new product development and cost of product projects ensuring adherence to customer process. Develop relationships with key contacts within technical and product development teams to enable positive ways of working and overcome challenges to deliver key RMB objectives.

The Role

  • External management for specific aspects of customer facing initiatives such as new product development and cost of product projects ensuring adherence to customer process.
  • Agree and challenge customer launch timings to ensure adherence to the agreed CPA to enable successful launches.
  • Responsible for the communication of customer relevant projects information (technical & launch) internally to ensure customer needs are captured.
  • Ensure clear and concise key contact communication internally and externally with the information flow between customer and internal stakeholders.
  • Support CBM in the identification of business development opportunities, providing compelling insights and benefits to ensure customer activation.
  • Ensure correct interpretation of customer briefs and clearly communicate to relevant internal stakeholders to ensure accurate quotations are created. Supply CBM with quote completion within the required timings.
  • Internal management of customer  meet customer requirements whilst looking mitigate cost.
  • Continual challenge current orthodoxy to deliver lowest cost solution of added value services e.g. panel test & fragrance cost. 
  • Management of key technical meetings, technical quarterly review, first productions, site visits.
  • Proactively review categories and make recommendations to internal and external stakeholders

The Individual

  • Graduate Calibre (Required)
  • Intermediate level ability in Microsoft Office Applications; Excel, Powerpoint and Word (Required)
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a customer facing role (required)
  • Use of SAP (desirable)
  • Understand critical paths and importance of adherence to ensure timely launches (required).
  • Solid understanding of company and customer supply chains (desirable)
  • Able to develop working relationships with customers and with people from other areas of the business.
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