Strategic Account Manager / Business Development Manager

1485 Search
Home-Based, 1-2 days/week in the North West office
£30,000 - £45,000, car/allowance, bonus up to 20% & excellent career progression opportunities.
Closing date
1 Mar 2021

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Fascinated by nutrition? Ever wonder who supplies behind the ingredients that you see in your favourite nutrition and wellbeing brands? This is a booming sector and the vitamin market alone is worth an estimated £424m in the UK! Here’s a chance to be part of it.

We’re looking for a Business Development Manager on behalf of a company that has a massive customer base across a whole host of players in the vitamins and supplements market. From retailers who have their own product offerings, through to the best-known sports nutrition brands in the UK, and some of the real up-and-coming, innovative businesses that are starting to make their mark on this category, this company supplies them all with the ingredients and expertise they need to make themselves stand out in a really competitive industry.

You'll need a strong commercial mind - this isn't just about turnover, its about understanding your margins and how you can add value to your customers to create long-term partnerships.

We’re looking for someone who has an interest in nutrition. You must be able to talk about market trends, innovative products you’ve seen and your favourite brands. We also need to see at least 4 years' experience in a sales role - experience of Joint Business Plans and P&L responsibility for demanding customers would be highly advantageous. If you're an NAE looking for a bigger challenge, or a JNAM looking to step up, something like this might be ideal. Likewise, if you've recently been promoted to National Account Manager but you're working in a category that's not all that exciting, this might reinvigorate you.

We need to see a track record of delivering exceptional results. There won’t be any reliance on someone leaving or moving internally in order to progress your career here – your destiny will be firmly in your own hands. The company has huge ambition, so this could be a career-defining role.


A boutique search firm focused on the Ingredients & Nutrition markets, both Human and Animal.

We have a strong reach in the UK and internationally too, but that doesn't mean we don't offer a personal service - that's at the heart of what we do. We put a big emphasis on providing real value for our clients, who we aim to get to know inside out.

Naturally, we'll probably know a bit about you as a client already, as market specialists, but its the next step that's really important - getting to know the culture within your business, what sort of person will be happy there, and the opportunities available to top performers. That's where we truly excel, and that's why we provide real value - your next employee is likely to be with you for a long time when you engage 1485 to find him or her, because of how thorough we are in our search process.

From a candidate point of view, when you register with us you'll be working with a recruiter who knows your market, but who won't make assumptions. We know everyone has different aspirations, different priorities and different strengths which might not come across from a CV alone, so we'll talk to you and get to know you, with a view to ensuring we understand you as an individual. Only this way can we decide which companies and which opportunities will be of most interest to you.

If you like the sound of what we do, give us a call and we'll do our best. We won't over-promise, but we will aim to over-deliver.

Want to know more? Either email us: or give us a call on +44 (0)1943 662 600 and we'll be delighted to discuss further.

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+44 (0)1943 662 600
54 Pegholme, Wharfebank Mills
Ilkley Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3JP
United Kingdom
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