Job Title: Business Development Manager

Location: Co Dublin

Salary: €55,000 – €65,000+

Reference: MC1806

This leading contract caterers is recruiting an experienced, driven and dynamic Business Development Manager to increase their client portfolio within the Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical sectors. This role will lead initiatives to generate and engage with business partners to build new business for the company.

Key responsibilities:

  • Customer / Client communications
  • Lead generation, including cold-calling
  • Developing relationships with current, active clients
  • Identifying new business opportunities and growth areas
  • Identifying useful trends for the company
  • Establishing aims and objectives in line with the company strategy
  • Planning, preparing and delivering presentations to clients
  • Providing feedback to management
  • Creating, managing and submitting company tender documents in line with requirements
  • Maintain an active tender library
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director, Operations Team and other company resources in developing bespoke solutions i.e. tender documentation and food concepts
  • Attend relevant industry events, conferences and seminars to keep abreast of industry trends and to maximise brand awareness
  • Support the company retention plan with current clients
  • Active company promotion across social media channels
  • Maintain an accurate CRM database of current, active and prospective clients

Candidate requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 4 years' prior industry-related business development experience, with 10 years’ experience in the hospitality sector overall
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven knowledge and execution of successful development strategies
  • Focused and goal-oriented
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Keen interest in food, international food concepts and trends
  • Strong understanding of financial and trading accounts
  • Previous experience in pitching business to all levels of management
  • Proven record of achieving and exceeding targets/KPI’s set
  • Superior time management ability
  • Ability to travel with access to car and hold a full clean driver’s licence

This role is available on a hybrid basis, €55-65K basic salary plus commission and mileage. To find out more details, send in your CV today!