Business Development Executive

  • Job Reference: 215382
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: A F Blakemore & Son Ltd
  • Location: Wrexham
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Business Management
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Location: Field based covering North & Mid Wales
Salary: £35,000 p/a (plus potential to earn bonus of up to 20%) plus excellent benefits package including use of Company Car, Laptop, iPad & Mobile Phone.
Hours: Mon-Fri working 

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Business Development Executive to join our Blakemore Trade Partners Team.  Your role is to support and develop the existing customer base in North and Mid Wales whilst controlling the implementation of Trade Partner initiatives and ensuring that retailers maintain the standard required by A.F Blakemore.

Key Accountabilities
  • Development of appropriate retail business plans, operational targets and budgets, in conjunction with the retailer
  • Monitoring retailers’ level of adherence / loyalty towards recognised SPAR operating standards and facilitating improvement as required
  • Monitoring retailer performance and facilitating improvement as required, in conjunction with the team
  • The control of bad debt management within the business and liaising closely with head office with regard to issues identified
  • Providing retailers with information and support regarding the implementation of new SPAR developments / initiatives
  • Providing retailers with advice / sources of information reference general business issues and legislation (e.g. health and food safety, training, employment law, etc.) 
  • Developing good working relationships with individual retailers and their teams, without compromising the needs and expectations of the AFB Group
  • Identification of issues that may affect the retailer’s ability to trade or pay AFB Group bills, and the reporting of these to head office
  • Successful integration of new retailers as they are handed over from Recruitment
  • Supporting the RSM by representing the Sales Department within project groups.
Some Key requirements
  • UK Driving Licence
  • High level of numeracy and literacy
  • A good knowledge of Retail Operations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A passion for Retail
  • Extremely self-motivated and driven
  • Experienced in Account/Field Management
  • Business Degree or equivalent
  • Retail Management experience

What’s in it for you?
  • A salary of £35,000 p/a (plus potential to earn bonus of up to 20%)
  • Use of Company Car, Laptop, iPad & Mobile Phone
  • A dynamic role in an expanding team
  • Fast paced exciting opportunity working with some of the UK's leading brands
  • Generous staff discount
  • Proactive promotion of internal candidates
  • Market leading benefits scheme including:
  • Early access to your pay through ‘EarlyPay’
  • 24/7 access to your payslips via HR/Payroll portal
  • 10% Staff Discount in our SPAR stores
  • Access to our colleague benefits scheme which offers a wide range of high street retail, holiday & leisure discounts
  • Company Life Insurance worth 1 x Annual Salary and 6 x Annual Salary with Company Pension Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • NEST pension scheme
  • Extra Holidays - Purchase Scheme
  • Long Service Awards 

About us:
A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK. Our forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 260 SPAR convenience stores and employs more than 7,000 people, with a turnover of £1.3 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Food and drink have always been our lifeblood, and today our business has multiple divisions specialising in retail, food service and wholesale distribution.

SPAR is the world’s largest international food retail chain, encompassing more than 12,000 stores in 40 countries. With more than 2,600 stores and a turnover in excess of £3 billion, SPAR is also the UK’s leading convenience store group. Being a ‘symbol’ group means that individual SPAR members retain their independence but enjoy the many benefits of being a part of a global brand.

Please download the job description for more information.

Inclusive environment: as a Disability Confident Committed employer we are dedicated to creating a fair, inclusive workplace for all.  We offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

You may also have experience in the following: Educational Sales Business Development Executive, Business Development Manager, Sales and Business Development Executive, Sales Executive, Corporate Development Executive, Business Growth Specialist, Sales and Marketing Executive, etc.

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