Business Development Executive

Do you have proven experience in an administrative role?
Are you passionate about Business Development?
Do you want to further your career in a global business?

MacGregor Black are partnering with a leading Toy brand on the search for a Business Development Executive. This is a permanent role based in the Manchester office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain the Database for all new supplier and customer contacts, ensuring they are kept up to date.
  • Day to day admin activities to ensure team is fully supported, in Sales and Buying and create space to allow the team to trade.
  • Shadow Senior Buyer and Business Development Manager in sourcing activities with a view to building own contacts and suppliers database in the future
  • Speaking with both customers and suppliers in person, via email and on the phone
  • Collating information and researching products to complete costing sheets
  • Packing samples for tradeshows and setting up the stand (physically moving the products)
  • Attend trade shows both in the UK and Europe (occasionally) to assist in both sales and buying
  • Assist the Business Development manager by working collaboratively with marketing to ensure activity gains Social Media coverage
  • Accurate and timely updates to customers to incorporate monthly mail merges
  • Keeping the company Linked in page up to date with tradeshows advertisements
  • Customer set up forms and product uploads
  • Upkeep of showroom to ensure it’s ready for customer and supplier visits
  • Ability to develop knowledge and experience of costing and product pricing, sourcing, contract negotiations, and supplier management
  • Maintain various database and spreadsheet files – including updating and maintaining Navision products ensuring any new agreements or changes to agreements are promptly updated
  • Systematically and periodically check through new and existing stock items on Navision to ensure the correct information is being kept.
  • Create and/or update sales presentation materials using Power Point
  • Assist with execution of projects or specific stages of projects as assigned, track progress and results when necessary
  • Independently draft responses to general correspondence
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special events, projects, meetings, and trade shows
  • Attend and participate in divisional/departmental meetings
  • Report back to line manager with concise information
  • Provide appropriate support to internal departments to help deliver Customer and Supplier set up forms and update the internal systems.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum 1 year experience in an administrative position
  • Experience with business development within consumer goods desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of Excel is essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work on your own initiative
  • Team player with clear communication skills
  • Confident with presenting
  • Numerical and analytical skills

Please contact Abbie Richardson for further information.


United Kingdom
Abbie Richardson

Abbie Richardson

Principal Consumer Consultant

Phone 01916913575

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