Aryzta - Business Development Manager

ARYZTA is for people who are passionate about what they do and doing it well. We take pride in our high quality, delicious food and in our leading position as the worlds number one frozen bakery.

Our employees are one of our key ingredients, and together they play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business.

We are always looking for great people to join our diverse global team and we have opportunities spanning a wide range of areas including; Production, Logistics, Finance, IT, Sales, Quality, HR and much more.

In ARYZTA, every day is different. If you are resilient, ambitious, and a team player, ARYZTA could be the place for you to thrive and grow in your career!

Business Development Manager

Overall Purpose of the Role:

A role has been created to unlock revenues within ARYZTA’s target growth markets in Europe. Reporting to the Head of Business Development Europe, this role will leverage ARYZTA’s existing contacts and relationships in those markets to maximise opportunities. This requires prospecting and lead generation to contribute to the development of the sales pipeline in keeping with segment strategy. The successful candidate will focus initially on the large opportunities that exist within the retail channel. Critical to this role is the ability to identify, evaluate and select the targets and prioritize the opportunities to maximize the return for the business recognizing ARYZTA’s European capacities and production capabilities.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with wider ARYZTA network to understand and leverage contacts and relationships.

  • Understand capacity and capabilities of ARYZTA bakeries Europe to ensure a targeted approach.

  • Responsible for the development and ownership of prospecting opportunities in alignment with stated segment sales strategy.

  • Understand market activity and gather intelligence so to successfully target new revenues. This involves an active presence in those markets.

  • Work closely with NPD to ensure local market offerings are understood our proposals are appropriate.

  • Set up potential customer meetings and prepare proposals, coordinating with commercial finance.

  • Arrange bakery visits and host potential customers in the appropriate facility.

  • Coordinate with support functions to ensure new business is set up and managed correctly in terms of systems and demand planning.

  • Maintain on-going relationships with new customers to ensure continuity of business.

  • Support the Head of Business Development in commercial planning, customer and competitor analysis.

The Candidate

  • Detailed understanding of Retail sector with minimum 10 years sales experience

  • Languages are a benefit, ideally German, Polish, Russian, English

  • Mobile and prepared to travel given geographical spread of opportunity

  • Excellent negotiation skills, proven track record of successfully pitching for new business

  • An excellent communicator with the ability to influence at a senior level

  • Commercially aware with solid business development and financial management skills

  • Confident, ambitious and energetic with a persuasive manner and the ability to use initiative

  • Self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative

  • Excellent Customer Focus

  • Working to Deadlines

  • Communication and Influencing Skills

  • Highly Organised Project Management Skills

  • Respects ARYZTA’s core values – Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity, Care

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

Aryzta Europe is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Your Application

At ARYZTA our employees are our number one asset and one of our key ingredients. If you are interested in applying for a porisiton in ARYZTA please submit your complete application documents (CV and motivation letter).

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