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International Business Development Manager- Food

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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The Company

This exciting and innovative brand have amassed a dedicated fan-base established through a combination of fantastic food and sincere brand values. As they look to drive innovation forward they are seeking a confident and dedicated Business Development Manager- Africa/Europe markets to join their Grocery team.

The Role

This role will be reporting into the Head of International Markets- Grocery.  You will be solely responsible for leading a sustainable profitable growth strategy for the markets in Africa and Europe and investigating and launching new markets. Additionally, you will be making regular visits to meet agencies, conduct store visits, understand changes to retail landscape and be updated on competitor brand names. You will also have an element of reporting, brand activation and NPD, working with the Central Marketing team. Part of your responsibilities will be working with distributors/ partners to maintain current relationships and establish new relationships. 

The Person 

Suit a self-driven and determined Business Development Manager with previous experience and success in a similar international role within the food industry. You’ll have a proven track record of successfully managing key accounts, developing new business and working with distributors all over the world. As well as outstanding communication skills you must have excellent negotiation and relationship management abilities with a natural flair for influencing key decision makers. 

Significant international travel will be part and parcel of this role to get under the skin of the markets, their unique culture and challenges and to build key relationships. 

If you’re looking for a new challenge in a broad role where you can develop your career in international markets with a growing food business, then apply or call us on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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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
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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