Our client is a cordage and rope making company specialising in Elasticated Shock Cord (often referred to as Bungee Rope) and braided rope products. Uniquely, the business also offers bespoke assemblies to meet specific customer requirements, in addition to the standard range of products sold in continuous length into technically orientated market places.
The UK manufacturing business is looking to expand its commercial team. With a focus on textile braiding, the business manufactures a wide range of ropes and cords in both natural and synthetic fibres. These are sold into many industries both in the UK and abroad. The variety of markets make for an interesting customer base, with opportunities to develop both existing relationships as well as new markets and customer bespoke products.
Due to future expansion plans, an opportunity has arisen for a desk-based business development professional to join their existing team at the head office on the outskirts of North Manchester.
Responsibilities and Duties
You will be required to be confident, energetic and to perform with a positive attitude in prospecting for new business.
To explore routes to many areas of new business in pursuit of prospects and, ultimately, sales
To become an integral member of the Sales & Marketing team, helping develop and plan sales & marketing strategy and business direction, building relationships with prospects.
Manage the Company website, in particular driving SEO through social media activity, news and content updates.
Qualifications and Skills
Other skills & experience required:
Previous business development experience, dealing with potential buyers at all levels.
Excellent communication, inter-personal and negotiation skills
Good PC skills, Windows literate, Wordpress experience preferable, CRM usage
A sound understanding of marketing skills
Capable of desktop design (flyers, catalogues, ,brochures, mailshots etc)
Be well motivated, results driven and a good team player
Professional telephone manner and successful appointment making record
A-level or higher standard of education
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £22,500.00 to £27,500.00 /year
Business Development: 1 year