Business Development Manager

Location Cornwall
Discipline: Sales & Marketing
Job type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: From £30,000 - £35,000 per annum doe
Contact name: Danielle Hubbard Assoc CIPD
Contact email:

​Are you a seasoned business development manager with a food/food service background looking for your next role in Cornwall? My client, one of the biggest wholesaler and food service providers in the UK are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to support their growth in central and west Cornwall. The main purpose of the role is to manage and develop relationships within existing customer base, and target, convert and retain new customers to ensure growth.

This is a full time permanent role working 40 hours per week 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, and is paying £30,000 - £35,000 per annum doe, plus benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with internal colleagues to ensure the best possible fresh experience for our current and future customers.

  • Target, convert and retain new customers.

  • Manage and develop relationships within existing customer base.

  • Responsible for the management of key area management tools, such as CRM system and pipeline documents.

  • Diary and time management planning with a view to gaining maximum results.

  • Visit to the depot in Bodmin once a week.

Key Requirements

  • Relevant sales and area management experience, preferably within the foodservice sector or fresh produce would be beneficial.

  • A focus and desire for complete customer service at all times.

  • Commercially aware and an eye for profitability.

  • Strong people and customer service skills.

  • A desire to be successful, have a strong work ethic and self-motivation.

  • Full, clean UK driving licence.


  • Open ended commission structure.

  • Car allowance.

  • Life assurance.

  • Pensions paid on 100% of basic salary.

  • Staff Account – Purchase of foods at wholesale prices.

  • Share save scheme.

  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

If you are passionate about fantastic fresh food and believe you have the drive to match, do not hesitate to get in touch.

​​Smith and Reed Recruitment embraces diversity, equality and inclusion and aim to promote the benefits of diversity in all our business activities. Smith and Reed will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed solely on their ability to carry out the job in question based on skills, experience, and qualifications.