Business Development Manager

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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager - Spirits Alexander Steele has partnered with an Independent Distiller who has blended some of the finest Whiskies in the world. The company produces several high quality Blends from their UK based Distillery and are looking for a Business Development Manager to cover the Midlands / South UK The main aspects of the role will be to increase sales of the companies portfolio of brands which includes: Whiskey, Gin, Vodka & champagne through driving sales, distribution, visibility, executing promotions and tastings at both on-trade and retail level. Whats on offer: Basic salary of £40,000 to £50,000 (dependent upon experience), 10% Pension + 20% Bonus Key responsibilities include: To increase sales of the groups Portfolio of products Account Management of some regional direct accounts across traditional wholesale / convenience channels Increase sales across the Premium On-Trade sector as well as Off Trade specialists & Luxury Hotels / Restaraunts Geographic focus of the Midlands - London / South East Candidate Experience: Ideally 3 year's spirits Industry experience Structured management approach to areas of responsibility Ability to sell to different channels of trade and consumers and will have credibility with those trade customers Insight into what works for driving sales across our portfolio (mainstream - premier - super premium category / consumer approach) Key Skills / Competencies: Entreprenerurial in nature - real ability to make things happen quickly, spot opportunities, leverage relationships Very active (+90% of time is customer facing) - confident, extrovert, passionate & dynamic The ability and credibility to influence experts at a consumer and trade level Strong presentation skills required along with spirts and trade category knowledge Advances PowerPoint and Excel skills and social media "savvy"