Business Development Manager

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Role: Business Development Manager
Reporting to: Senior Business Development Manager  
Location: Preston – Hybrid working in place 
Hours: 35 per week

We have an exciting opportunity to join our sales team as a Business Development Manager. You will develop select key accounts and transactional clients through business development and managing a network of current clients. 

This roles objective is to identify new opportunities and influence companies’ media buying habits. Due to the ever-changing nature of the industry, you must spot new avenues and exploit market trends to exceed revenue targets.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct sales pitches by telephone or face to face (when appropriate) to existing and prospective clients in order to develop existing business and generate new business wherever possible.
  • Build and manage a network of clients. 
  • Build a pipeline of prospective opportunities by researching and identify leads. 
  • Pitch all relevant products and sales opportunities and communicate promptly to customers. Advise on the most effective solution to meet client needs within the Agriconnect portfolio.
  • Contacting potential clients and conducting a thorough investigation to establish customer needs and buying habits.
  • Accurately managing records through our sales CRM and database. 
  • Work towards and achieve pre-set sales targets. 

About you: 

  • Previous experience in a sales position. – desirable. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid level of agricultural knowledge - beneficial
  • Strong sales ability to establish a deep understanding of the company need to provide the relevant solution
  • Have the ability to work to targets
  • Ability to accurately forecast future sales
  • Keep abreast of all current trends, activities and relevant news within agriculture and specific sector.
  • Have a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Good working knowledge of a CRM system and Microsoft packages
  • Effective time manager who possesses highly effective organisational skills                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

We offer an excellent package including:

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 27 after two years (pro rata’d)
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Ongoing training. Throughout your career at Agriconnect you will receive continued career development support from our management team
  • Exceptional career progression. We are ever-evolving, if you work hard and do well - with our help and support there are no limits to your speed of progress

About us
Agriconnect is the largest multi-platform agricultural information business in the UK. Our brands reach deeply into all the major agricultural sectors – arable, dairy, livestock, agricultural machinery, finance, and equipment. We take a farmer-centric approach to media. 

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.

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.


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