BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

SALARY: ENQUIRE

Start Date: ASAP

Term: FT Permanent 

Location: 186 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, SW6 7RQ 

 

Who We Are  

We are a highly innovative food and beverage development agency that has been operating since 2017. We work with global businesses, challenger brands and start-ups to research, develop and launch innovative food and beverage projects across every category imaginable; snacking, plant-based alternatives, ready meals, confectionary, baby food, non-alcoholic beverages, sauces, desserts, bakery, alcoholic beverages, supplements and many more.

Our core services include;

  • Product development 

  • Recipe development 

  • Ideation workshops

  • Concept development 

  • Shelf-life testing and nutritional analysis 

  • Manufacturer sourcing 

  • Supply chain setup 

  • Factory trial setup 

  • Photography 

  • PR activations 

  • Competitor benchmarking 

  • Market research & consumer insights 

  • Consumer testing/Focus Groups 

 

 

We are currently a team of eleven, made up of chefs, product developers, marketeers, project managers, food consultants and business administrators. Based in Fulham, West London, our offices are fully equipped with a development kitchen, photography workspace and open plan desk space. We have seen rapid growth over the past 3 years and have exciting plans for the future.

 

Now in our next phase of expansion, we are looking for a Business Development Manager to handle all new business enquiries whilst growing our agency through new business opportunities.

 

The Ideal Candidate 

  • Ideally 3+ years of relevant experience in a similar role.

  • A good understanding of the NPD process for food and beverage brands.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proactive and driven

  • Great relationship builder and excellent communicator

  • Highly organised

  • A real passion for food 

  • Innovative and creative 

  • Eager to learn new categories and skills 

  • Food trend awareness 

  • A genuine interest in contributing to the growth of the business

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google  

 

The Role 

 

This will be a key and challenging role within Tastehead, but very rewarding. As a driven Business Development Manager, you will play a key role in growing the agency through the acquisition of new clients and projects. You will be involved in the whole new business cycle from lead generation, completing project proposals, pitches to negotiating, closing and onboarding new clients.

  • Source and develop sales leads to prospects

  • Develop and manage a pipeline of new business opportunities through lead generation

  • Achieve and exceed new business revenue targets

  • Establish and nurture successful relationships with prospective clients

  • Manage the delivery of proposals, pitch decks, and any other new business collateral for new business opportunities

  • Negotiate and close new business deals

  • Work strategically to understand a brand’s goals

  • Manage CRM workstreams

 

 

What You Will Get In Return 

 

  • A leading role on a wide variety of development projects covering highly innovative start-ups to global brands

  • Competitive Salary with a performance-related bonus package

  • Strong opportunities to grow within an exciting business

  • Continual support and mentorship

  • Future opportunity to build and lead a Tastehead sales team

  • Full ownership of the role

  • Twenty-five days annual leave per annum

  • Enrolment to company pension scheme

  • Access to the company wellness EAP programme

  • Company MacBook Pro

  • Company iPhone

 

 

 

 

If you feel that you are the right candidate for this role, then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact careers@tastehead.com with an up to date C.V. and a covering email.

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