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Business Developer

Silven Recruitment
£20000 - £22000 per year
Closing date
11 Mar 2021
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Business Developer – Food Manufacturing

Mobile – Northern Ireland

C22K (3 days per week)



To grow business in NI by building relationships with existing customers and acquiring new customers across the channels

Promoting in NI trade arena, providing the extended team with frequent updates of the marketplace.

Work with the team to deliver on targeted new business opportunities outside of the NI.



  • Canvass new customers to grow sales in line with the company growth strategy along with developing new sectors to realise new business opportunities
  • Develop sales of products within the retail and foodservice sector in the region
  • Take charge of tender opportunities, co-ordinate and present commercial bids for new & existing business
  • Responsible for ensuring all price & commercial agreements are agreed with key customers in the region and fully implemented with the customers
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key customers in the region with the aim of achieving key customer sale targets
  • Manage commercial margin in line with business targets
  • Use initiative in developing, planning & executing promotional activity to drive sales
  • Liaise with the Sales & Operations team to ensure customers are receiving the best possible service available to realise sales strategies
  • Market feedback on competitor activity, market changes and performance in the marketplace
  • Participate in the internal new product development programme



  • Field sales experience
  • Experience in the food industry
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Dedicated to providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to meet targets
  • Great organisation skills
  • Interest in food and appreciation of current market
  • Full clean driving license


If you’d like to apply for this role then please send a copy of your CV with the reference bf/8725 to




Silven was formed by experienced consultants to bring a high calibre service to the Food & Drink manufacturing sector. A team of personable, dedicated sector experts offering a service based on knowledge, understanding, capability and a determination to deliver for our clients and candidates. Fundamentally a service that we would want to receive ourselves. Providing a full recruitment service to the sector, we complete assignments across senior and middle management roles as well as handling specialist difficult to fill and first line management roles. Functions covered include: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering & Maintenance CI & Projects R&D & Process Development Technical & Quality NPD & Innovation Supply Chain & Planning Hygiene & Health & Safety

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