Charterhouse is working with an established food manufacturer who are looking to add an exciting new role to their team, they are looking to hire a Food Manufacturing Business Development Head. You will oversee the day to day business development and sales of the manufacturing arm of the business, reporting directly to the Managing Director.
About the role
You will be responsible for the overall expansion and development of the manufacturing business, driving your strategic vision into actuality. You will oversee the team but also must be very active in sales yourself, working alongside production and the clients to develop new products and lines based on their unique requirements. You will need to establish and maintain long term contracts with HORECA, QSR and wholesale clients, developing relationships will be key to this role. You will oversee the development and application of the strategic vision and sales plan, ensuring the business is succeeding at its highest level of profitability, making sure to continually develop into new areas and products.
The successful candidate should currently work as Head of Business Development / Sales for a processed food manufacturer for at least 2 years. You must have experience in working with both production and clients to develop products to their unique needs. This is a commercial role, requiring someone very numbers driven with excellent strategic vision. You must have experience in processed foods. Experience in commodities and or beverages will not be considered. The ideal candidate has a comprehensive network of HORECA, QSR and wholesale clients across the UAE. Due to the timeframe, only candidates currently based in the UAE will be considered for this role.