Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager – Preston – c£35,000 pa

Our client, a specialist supplying into the automotive industry around the world, are currently looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to join them at their European headquarters in the Preston area. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join an internationally renowned manufacturer, being responsible for developing business and managing existing accounts for clients and customers in Europe. The client is ideally looking for someone who is fluent in English, along with at least one other major European language (Portuguese, Italian, French, German).

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for Western and Southern Europe, with a split of around 80% new business development, and 20% existing account management. There will also be a requirement for around 10 business trips to Europe each year.

The Business Development Manager will further set sales and marketing strategies within their territory, whilst also overseeing market research, sales reports, and the managing of sales agents.

The Candidate

The Business Development Manager will bring:

  • Previous experience of selling / exporting products from the UK into Europe
  • Proven background within sales
  • Technical product / industry experience (ideally automotive)
  • European language (Portuguese, Italian, French, German)

The Rewards

The basic salary on offer for this role is in the region of £30-40,000 pa dependent on experience, with commission / bonus up to c£16,000 pa and car allowance of £3,000 pa.

Package also includes laptop and mobile phone, along with 28 days holiday.

To apply for this position please click apply now to send your CV, or alternatively call Chris Johnson at GPW Recruitment on 01744 452 044.