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Business Development Manager

Salary:
From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Car, Bonus and Benefits
Location:
Reading
Company:
Merritt Recruitment

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Are you an experienced in Sales and New Business Development with a first class technical background? Do you excel in introducing new products to customers? Do you enjoy interacting with technical, sales and marketing and industry influencers?
Our client is a highly successful and innovative manufacturer of speciality chemicals and creator of unique and groundbreaking technologies for the cosmetics and personal care industries. Established for many years, with a world class reputation, a strong client base and an extensive portfolio of products which includes skin care, sun care and colour care applications. They are seeking a passionate and driven Business Development Manager to identify and develop sales in the UK.

Responsibilities:
  • Reporting into the CEO, the Business Development Manager will take responsibility for UK customers and sales.
  • Planning a business strategy to grow the UK market through the identification of new clients and introduction of new products to existing customers.
  • Responsible for regular customer contact through visits, emails and telephone. Recording all activities in CRM.
  • Regular liaison with the R & D team to ensure understanding of the new products and new technologies.
  • Provide technical solutions to customer problems and able to lead technical discussions.
  • Monitor and report on new technology and materials, market trends and competitor activity.
  • Additional responsibilities may include key account management, product management and marketing.

Candidate Profile
  • Several years working in UK cosmetics & personal industry in a technical and sales capacity
  • Commercial Experience - Extensive customer contacts in UK companies including Technical Managers / Buyers / Sales & Marketing Teams
  • New business development – Proven track record in finding leads, developing relationships, evaluating sales potential, negotiating price
  • Introduction of new products to market experience – essential
  • Marketing – Social media, networking, presentation and attending exhibitions and seminars
  • Technical Experience – Formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. Understanding of biological response.
  • Qualifications - Science Degree
  • Willingness to travel regularly in the UK, occasionally in Europe and Internationally for conferences and exhibitions.
  • UK driving license is essential.

Our client provides an exciting and fast-moving environment aligned with good business growth. They are looking for an outstanding and passionate individual who will make a difference. Attractive salary, car and bonus are on offer.

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