Senior Business Development Manager (Own Label Manufacturer)

Representing a leading Irish based drinks manufacturer with specialization in outsourcing manufacturing services to leading international brands. With a commitment to quality, innovation, and client satisfaction, our client is established as a trusted partner within the Irish and International beverage industry.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Business Development Manager to join a dynamic fast-growing team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving national and international sales, fostering new business development opportunities, while maintaining strong client relationships. This position requires frequent client-facing interactions, strategic planning, and a proactive approach to identifying and capitalizing on market trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead national and international sales efforts to achieve revenue targets and market expansion goals.
  • Conduct frequent client visits to develop new business opportunities and strengthen existing relationships.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for key accounts, ensuring exceptional customer service and satisfaction.
  • Leverage experience in selling spirits wholesale to identify opportunities for growth in the beverage industry.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop customized solutions and proposals that meet client requirements.
  • Cultivate relationships with distilleries and other industry stakeholders to drive business development initiatives.
  • Demonstrate strong financial acumen in negotiating contracts and pricing agreements.
  • Employ persuasive selling techniques, problem-solving skills, and strategic planning to overcome challenges and achieve objectives.
  • Maintain accurate records of sales activities, forecasts, and market trends to inform strategic decision-making.

Preferred experience range:

  • Proven track record in selling outsourced manufacturing services, preferably within the food and drinks industry.
  • Demonstrated success in international sales and client-facing roles.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates from a Retail drinks buyer background who have a deep understanding of consumer preferences and market dynamics.
  • Experience selling spirits wholesale, with a strong network of industry contacts will also be considered.
  • Familiarity with contract manufacturing sales processes and best practices.
  • Highly self-motivated and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills.
  • Positive attitude, resilience, and tenacity in pursuing business opportunities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis and written/verbal communication.

Location: Ireland

Salary: Competitive Package

Job Ref: 9182BF

For further information regarding this role, please contact us on 01 6619636.

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