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Business Development Manager - Builders Merchants South East

Europes leading premium workwear and safety footwear manufacturer require a Business Development Manager whos focus is to open new accounts within builders merchants and businesses with trade counters that provide products and services to the construction sector in the South East.

The company have signed a national agreement with one of the UKs largest buying groups with over 1000 members and 4000 trade counters. You will be working with those members who have expressed an interest in becoming a stockist of their workwear and safety footwear.

With access to over 5 million beautifully designed, high performance workwear solutions from stock, innovative e-commerce / digital solutions and shop in shop trade counter merchandising it makes for a very compelling proposition.

The Company:

  • One of Europes largest award winning, privately owned manufactures of workwear and safety footwear solutions employing over 4700 staff.
  • All products are manufactured in wholly owned manufacturing facilities.
  • Strong corporate and social values, SA8000 certified.
  • Innovative digital and e- commerce solutions for customers, access to live stock data with over 5 million items held in stock and 98% availability.

The opportunity:

  • Create, develop and deliver your regional strategy to open new accounts and grow your stockists throughout the South East.
  • You will be working as part of a small national team targeting new stockists for workwear within the members of one of the largest buying groups in the UK for construction products.
  • You will also be expected to represent the company at trade exhibitions.

Your experience / background:

Essential that you have sold into Builders Merchants, Trade Counters, Plumbers Merchants, Electrical Wholesaler, Tool Hire outlets or any other independent distributors of construction products that sell through trade counters.

High levels of energy, strong commercial experience and a genuine love for new business development, underpinned with a structured focused approach to territory management is essential.

The Rewards:

Basic salary of £40k + bonus and commission [£48k ote], company car and pension

Luton, England, UK