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Head of International - Export

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
15 Jul 2021

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Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This is a great opportunity to work for an expanding entrepreneurial business who supplies a healthy range of branded products to the UK & European markets. They have recently started exporting to Europe and are now seeking a Head of International to support their growth plans into European and international markets.

The Role

This is a brilliant chance to use your strong commercial and negotiation skills, working with this food start-up business to target overseas markets and develop an effective business growth plan for their growing portfolio.  You’ll be building new markets and developing business opportunities, contributing to the company’s growth through the creation and delivery of an international export strategy.

 One of the key elements of this position will involve the development of strong supplier and customer relationship, networking with contacts to establish the effective delivery of sales and distribution plans in line with customer and business requirements. In addition you’ll be using your judgement and initiative to formulate and implement constructive solutions to commercial challenges and successfully lead all export activity.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious sales manager with a real passion for the food industry and a track record of building key accounts with new and existing customers across Europe as well as internationally. 

You will need excellent knowledge and experience of how to successfully expand into overseas markets; driving sales and growth for an entrepreneurial business.  Experience of working within the chilled short shelf-life category and understand the complexities of logistics, exporting, ways of working overseas and the impact of Brexit is essential. It would be ideal if you can speak fluently French and German for this role.

So if you are looking for a role where you can enhance your commercial career and make a big impact, this could be your ideal role. Apply now or get in touch with Kimia to find out more – Tel: 0345 2600 737 or email us at,

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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