Location
East Anglia
Department
Sales Team (field based)
Advertising Salary
£30,000 plus company car, bonus and pension scheme!

About The Role

As a New Business & Acquisitions Manager, you will deliver the annually set number of New accounts and Sales from establishing and securing quality new business leads from across the Bestway Retail portfolio of brands. 

You will be part of a team that supports creation and executes implementation of the new business strategy and will work closely with other Bestway Retail functions to maximise productivity and the results generated from all newly recruited accounts.

You will need to initiate and develop positive networking relationships with the wider field-based Bestway Retail colleagues, as well as developing strong links with external industry contacts, to drive activity and support for New business lead generation. Working cross-functionally with colleagues, you will ensure all required Literature and Presentations are in place and remain relevant, to enable the successful execution of planned Recruitment campaigns across identified retail sectors.

This role also involves a requirement to proactively network with existing Bestway Retail operators who have a desire to grow their store numbers, therefore working with agents and approaching retailers to ascertain acquisition opportunities, is a key aspect of the position.    

About You

To be successful in the role you will need a solid commercial understanding of the Symbol Group industry, including competitor activity and market trends and have the ability to spot opportunities for new member recruitment, whilst consistently demonstrating sound business judgement. You will need a detailed eye for retailing standards and the ability to assess a good fit for Bestway Retail, you will have strong knowledge of EPOS, including skills in the interrogation of data. 

 

This role requires a confident, driven and enthusiastic self-starter, who can influence, take responsibility and is not afraid to positively challenge and disrupt. Showing great levels of tenacity and being a strong problem solver, you will thrive from creating and executing a detailed plan to develop and manage a portfolio of New business clients and opportunities. Building relationships at all levels will come naturally to you and you will enjoy working in a field-based team of peers who consistently share best practice, networking strategies and support each other’s challenges.

 

We'd love to hear from you if you think we match your job search!

 

About Bestway

Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler, we also operate in Banking, Cement and Heath Care Sectors with UBL Bank, Bestway Cement and Well Pharmacy.

Our mission is to be the ‘Best Way to Grow your Food and Drinks Business’.

With 58 depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK, Bestway Wholesale is a supply partner to over 70,000 independent retailers and 40,000 catering and foodservice operators.

We have scale and purchasing power to help our customers compete in an ever-changing market. In addition to supplying to thousands of convenience stores, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members across the country and over 3,500 independent retailers have chosen our depot-run promotion club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice. 

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

 

 

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