Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Agriconnect is a business unit within the Arc network, a global events, data, and media platform. Arc is a fast-growing global events, data, and media platform with a varied portfolio content led portals, magazines, and events.  Agriconnect's mission is to empower, inspire, and connect people and business in agriculture by creating trusted content and connections that help the industry thrive. 

Since 1844, the brands of Agriconnect have been the trusted source of information for farmers and with brands like Farmers Guardian, events, like LAMMA and Farm Business Innovation, and digital platforms, like FG Insights, Agriconnect continues to bring together the British farming community. 

The Role:
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Location: Preston – temporary hybrid remote
Salary: Competitive – based on previous experience. 

We are now looking for a motivated and driven salesperson to join our Sales team. Reporting into the Head of Sales, the successful candidate will assist in growing/evolving the business through extensive phone-based sales and face to face meetings.
The main function of the role is to develop the business through growth in revenue, yield, increase customer/exhibitor/sponsor numbers.

This role’s objective is to identify new opportunities and influence companies’ events/marketing habits whilst understanding their objectives and business needs. Due to the ever-changing nature of the industry, this person must spot new avenues and exploit market trends to exceed revenue targets.

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous events or media sales experience
  • An interest in agriculture
  • Experience of developing and implementing successful sales leads
  • Highly motivated & driven, with an ability to meet ambitious performance goals
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated to continually explore new opportunities, whilst possessing a natural inquisitive nature
  • Excellent communication written and interpersonal skills
  • Representing the business at relevant industry events and trade shows
  • Strong sales ability to establish a deep understanding of the company need to provide the relevant solution
  • Ability to accurately forecast future sales
  • Keep abreast of all current trends, activities and relevant news within agriculture and specific sector
  • Effective time manager who possesses highly effective organisational skills

We offer an excellent package including:

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 27 after two years
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • Free life assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme 

Arc has ambitious plans for growth, and this is an opportunity to be part of our continuing success story whilst enjoying a fabulous work/life balance.  The office is based in the beautiful county of Lancashire close to the Lake District, The Forest of Bowland and Manchester with culture, outdoor pursuits, Michelin starred eateries and high achieving schools on the doorstep. It benefits from good transport links to both Scotland and the South of England. 

We strive to create a culture that is open and respectful, where differences are valued and celebrated. We want everyone to be able to reach their full potential, so we are committed to cultivating a company that promotes inclusion and belonging.

If you’re interested in the role, please send your CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations via the apply button now. 

Closing date is 10th August 2022

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