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Business Development Executive (Cambridgeshire & East Anglia)

AF Blakemore - Trade Partners



£30000 - £35000/annum


Posted: 20/11/2021

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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 whilst controlling the implementation of Trade Partner initiatives and ensuring that retailers maintain the standard required by A.F Blakemore.

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.

Business Development Executive Responsibilities:

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 RSD by representing the Sales Department within project groups.
Business Development Executive 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 dynamic role in an expanding team
Market leading benefits scheme including use of company car
Fast paced exciting opportunity working with some of the UKs leading brands
Generous staff discount
Proactive promotion of internal candidates
Market leading benefits scheme including:
Use of company car
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 (e.g., 25 years service is £500 in vouchers and extra 4 weeks paid leave)
About Us:

You will be joining a forward-thinking family-owned business which began life in 1917, growing from humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1 billion. A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned business in the UK. We are committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity.

Location: Cambridgeshire & East Anglia
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 40 per week (flexible) Mon-Fri with occasional weekends
Salary: circa £30,000 - £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package including use of company car
Benefits: Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Company Pension Scheme, Staff Discount, Long Service Awards, Life Cover, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Volunteering Opportunities, Company Vehicle commensurate with job role.

Closing date for applications: 17th December 2021

You may have experience of the following: Sales & Marketing Executive, Business Development Manager, New Business Internal Sales, Marketing Executive, Sales Executive, BDM, Business Development Executive, Account Manager, Account Management, Key Account Manager, Territory Sales, Regional Sales, etc.

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