European Business Development Manager
Sector: Packaging Distribution
Package: Basic Annual Salary €60,000 plus bonus/OTE
Company Car Allowance, Smartphone, I-Pad & Excellent PLC Benefits
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to recruit an experienced Business Development Manager to help spearhead our continued growth within European markets. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract new sales talent to our business.
The European Business Development Manager Role
Reporting to the European Development Director, this sales development role will see you take full ownership for generating sustainable sales & margin growth via the effective targeting of major multi-national companies based in Europe. You will firstly formulate and agree a business plan that facilitates both the pro-active targeting of new prospects and capitalises on opportunities to convert existing UK accounts into European customers. All of this will require close collaboration with senior management internally and externally. Aligning Industry best practice, key customer learnings and managing market demands to provide and execute solutions for new and existing customers, ensuring that Sales and Margin targets are exceeded.
European Business Development Manager Key Responsibilities
Do you have the correct profile?
In order to execute this role successfully, you will be fluent in English, German (both languages are essential, French would also be advantageous), very well organised, adaptable, work well under pressure, and be a good communicator at all levels within our organisation and with key stakeholders in global organisations. A demonstrable track record of significant value-add within senior national accounts capacity is also important. A background and knowledge of the European packaging sector would be distinctly beneficial. As this is a European coverage role, there will be the need for frequent travel whilst being partly home based, so it is important that this is agreeable.
In return we offer an attractive basic starting salary along with a significant profit linked bonus scheme, commission, company car, smartphone & I-Pad. We additionally offer flexible employee benefits incorporating the following: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
How to apply/next steps
This is a key appointment whereby we will be taking the next few weeks to identify the very best of applicants in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate to commence in March 2019. Interviews shall be arranged swiftly for shortlisted candidates. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’, uploading your CV in English language and ensuring that it is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.