Business Developer FoodTech UK

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The location is flexible, this position can be home based and requires weekly travels.
18 Oct 2019
18 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Working at FlexLink

FlexLink is a leading factory automation expert and provider of innovative, automated solutions to produce goods smarter, safer and at lower operating costs. Main customer industries are the automotive, electronics, healthcare and fast moving consumer goods. Our products include, conveyor systems, palletized conveyors, wedge elevators, feeding systems, depalletisers, palletisers, robots and vision systems. FLEXLINK's headquarters are located in Göteborg (Sweden). Flexlink is a part of the Coesia group and has a base in Milton Keynes, UK.

COESIA is a group of innovation-based industrial solutions companies operating globally, headquartered in Bologna, Italy and fully owned by Isabella Seràgnoli.

Coesia's companies are leaders in the sectors of:

  • Advanced automated machinery and materials
  • Industrial process solutions
  • Precision gears

Main Responsibilities / Activities

The Business Developer FoodTech is responsible to successfully develop and grow the FoodTech business for FlexLink in UK on high level, working with internal and external teams in sales, application engineering and project fulfilment, to deliver expected results in a matrix structure. The Business Developer will report to the global FoodTech General Manager.

  • Responsible Senior Manager to drive FoodTech business in UK
  • Engage sales and application team in a matrix structure
  • Develop key FoodTech customer base. Build long-term Customer relationships while meeting short-term revenue objectives
  • Generate suitable technical and commercial FoodTech customer solutions
  • Leverage the value and expertise of the local unit
  • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of the customer’s strategy, past purchasing behavior, organization including decision makers, influencers, sponsors and anti-sponsors
  • Achieve business growth, revenue, gross margin and customer satisfaction in the supply of complete automation solutions to the hygienic business
  • Apply expertise in market trends, technology and customer needs to contribute to account development and planning
  • Provide input to the FoodTech Technology Manager on product development opportunities


  • Reporting to global FoodTech General Manager
  • Responsible for the implementation of FoodTech business plan and the achievement of the defined short and long term targets
  • Responsible for the relationship with customers
  • Lead the development of the sales offer, its quality and its competitiveness


  • Plan and follow up high priority activities for the FoodTech Sales and Application Engineers
  • All activities, quotations and other relevant information are to be entered in the local CRM database
  • Apply OMS authority matrix

Basic Requirements

  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in sales and management of large projects in the FoodTech related industry.
  • Strong senior sales background in hygienic related food industry
  • Strategist / Networker / Influencer
  • Team Player / Leader
  • Business Analyst
  • Innovative Value Creator
  • Sales and Profit Enhancer
  • Industry knowledge
  •  Ability to manage international business and complex engagements and pursuits
  •  Contributing to best practice & content across the FlexLink organization
  •  German and English fluent (written and oral)

Company benefits

Pension Scheme

Health Cash Plan

Life Insurance

26 days holiday

The location is flexible as this position can be home based and requires weekly travels

As a part of the dynamic and inspiring work environment at FlexLink, you have every opportunity to grow – in all aspects. You will be a member of a prosperous and innovative company with collaborative teams that will inspire you to realise your potential and expand your horizons. Please visit our homepage for further details:

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