Business Development Managers, Field Based

Employer
Surya Foods
Location
Homeworking
Salary
Salary is Competitive/Negotiable dependent on experience (+ Bonus potential)
Closing date
10 Jul 2021
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About Us

Part of the Flying Trade Group, Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods to the UK food sector. Its unrivalled, extensive world food ranges has seen it become the biggest supplier of world food lines into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, alongside over 1000 independent accounts in the UK.

With a range of over 2,000 products available, Surya owns three rice brands listed in the UK’s top 10 (Laila, Salaam & Apna – Nielsen 2017), represents over 50 agency lines from some of the world’s leading companies, as well as its own popular house-brands, including Jamaica’s Pride and Island Sun.

The Role

Due to exciting growth, we are looking to expand our Commercial Team and have an exciting opportunity for experienced Business Development Managers for our World Foods business.

The role is field based, although you will be required to visit Head Office in Harwich as and when business needs require.

Reporting to the Managing Director this is a role responsible for successful strategic business development activities for the business for which you will be a key contributor. Building on your experience and knowledge, having worked in a comparable role in FMCG, this will be a hands on role having a commercial slant that will drive key growth areas of the world foods business.

Essential for the role 

We are one of the largest suppliers of authentic World Foods to the UK Food Sector, we are looking for someone with previous experience leading and planning of business initiatives within the Food Industry.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the planning, execution and analysis of relevant business initiatives related to key products.
  • Acquire new business from existing customers and potential customers using initiative and your personal skills.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of key products and markets.
  • Increase the customer base.
  • Deliver against the future growth strategy of the business.
  • Organise meetings with existing and new clients.
  • Maintain strong customer relations.
  • Research, analyse and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalise on market opportunities and minimise effects of competitive activity.
  • Ensure sales KPI’s are monitored and strived toward on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide periodic reports with recommendations.

Skills

  • Experience within FMCG & food sales growth environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of food sales domestically.
  • A proven track record in developing and growing product sales within the food sector.
  • Experienced in generating new business and managing successful negotiations.
  • Experienced and successful in growing existing accounts.
  • Excellent managerial and communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with a complexity of products.
  • Sound experience of working with IT sales platforms.
  • Excellent business and commercial skills.

Benefits

  • Salary is Competitive/Negotiable dependent on experience (+ Bonus potential)
  • Bonus package dependent on experience, including, Laptop & Mobile Phone to be provided. Workplace pension.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team in a fast paced innovative sector.

Company

Flying Trade Group is a global business group with significant operations across key UK sectors, including the food, hotel, leisure, investment and construction industries. Established in 1988, the group has quickly evolved into one of the UK's leading business groups with remarkable year on year growth, and we continue to strive to drive our business even further. The group has ambitions to become a brand portfolio which is recognised and respected the world over.

Surya Foods

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods to the UK food sector. Its unrivalled, extensive world food ranges has seen it become the biggest supplier of world food lines into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, with extensive independent retail accounts across the UK. Surya owns three rice brands listed in the UK top ten according to 2014 Nielsen data. (Laila, Salaam & Apna). With 2,000 products available, Surya represents over 50 agency lines from some of the world’s leading companies as well as its own popular house-brands, including Laila, Salaam, Apna, Jamaica’s Pride and Island Sun.

For more information visit the Company website: www.ftgplc.com 

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