Business Development Manager – Personal Care & Cosmetics

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Personal Care & Cosmetics
Job type: Business Manager
Salary: £Highly Competitive, Car & Bonus
Contact name: Laura Merritt

Contact email: laura@merrittrecruitment.com
Job ref: 117
Published: 27 days ago

​LOCATION: UK, Home Based

Are you experienced in Business Development with a first-class technical background? Do you enjoy interacting with technical, sales and marketing and industry influencers? Our client is a leading and long-established distributor of specialty chemicals and additives for a range of applications. They are seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to join the Consumer Group sales team and lead sales in the personal care & cosmetics industries.

The successful candidate will have a technical background gained in formulating personal care & cosmetics and a proven track record in sales. As the business grows, under the leadership of the Personal Care Business Development Manager, the incumbent will have the opportunity for rapid promotion to a more senior role, managing the Consumer Group. Experience of Pharmaceutical and Food, Feed & Nutrition would be of benefit. Good communication skills and a drive and determination are required along with good organisational skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting into the Managing Director, the Business Development Manager will take responsibility for UK customers and sales for the personal care & cosmetics industry.

  • Planning a business strategy to grow the UK market through the identification of new clients and introduction of new products to existing customers.

  • Responsible for regular customer contact through visits, emails and telephone. Recording all activities in CRM.

  • Regular liaison with the principals & suppliers to ensure understanding of the new products and new technologies.

  • Liaise and support colleagues within the Consumer Group. Develop a good understanding of the pharmaceutical, food, feed and nutrition business units, the products, markets and customers.

  • Provide solutions for customer problems and able to lead technical discussions.

  • Monitor and report on new technology and materials, market trends and competitor activity.

  • Additional responsibilities may include key account management, product management and marketing.

Candidate Profile

  • Several years working in UK cosmetics & personal industry in a technical and sales capacity

  • Commercial Experience - Extensive customer contacts in UK companies including Technical Managers / Buyers / Sales & Marketing Teams

  • New business development – Proven track record in finding leads, developing relationships, evaluating sales potential, negotiating price

  • Marketing – e commerce, social media, networking, presentation and attending exhibitions and seminars

  • Customer Focused – identification, proposal, presentation & report writing

  • Technical Experience – Formulation of cosmetics and personal care products.

  • Knowledge of industry regulation and UK REACH of benefit.

  • Leadership of sales or new business in UK – management of UK Sales

  • Administration – communication, logistics and report writing essential

  • Qualifications - Science Degree, SCS diploma

  • Right to work within the UK is essential.

  • Willingness to travel regularly in the UK, occasionally in Europe and Internationally for conferences and exhibitions.

  • UK driving licence is essential.

Our client provides an exciting and fast-moving environment aligned with good business growth. They are looking for an outstanding and passionate individual who will make a difference. Attractive salary, car and bonus are on offer.