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Business Development Manager in Forde Baker

Job Published on: February 17th, 2021
Job closing date: March 31st, 2021

Available to applicants based in Continent(s): Europe

Important skills: business development, Lead generation, sales outreach

Years of Experience: 3+

The Role

We are looking for a highly-capable and ambitious person to generate new clients for the agency.

The right candidate will have a track record of generating leads within the consumer product sector and preferably marketing agency experience.

This role will suit someone who is looking to set up and take ownership of a sales funnel. You will have an excellent grounding in lead generation and sales outreach and an ambition to test yourself as the person who is ultimately responsible for the agency’s sales strategy.

We have recently secured VC funding to embark on a rapid acceleration of our client base and to expand our services. This role is central to our ability to capitalise on this funding and the excellent foundations that have been built since we launched in March 2019.

The role is suited to someone that loves responsibility, accountability and delivering results. You will be creative, entrepreneurial and always finding ways to drive growth.

Responsibilities

  • Identify potential leads, outreach and nurture these leads to book meetings for the CEO
  • Working with the marketing team to amplify our activity, promoting content and targeting leads with relevant collateral.
  • Follow up on any leads generated through content, live chat, email marketing or events and build relationships with these contacts.
  • Work alongside internal teams to develop their lead generating capabilities
  • Work with the senior team to coordinate materials for pitches and proposal literature.
  • Book and attend new business meetings with prospective clients.
  • Follow and understand industry news and trends, gain an understanding of the opportunities these present for outreach and lead engagement.
  • Work well independently, scheduling calls and meetings at the appropriate time with leads and contacts.
  • Maintain the CRM – updating this daily, working alongside internal teams to ensure all leads are recorded accurately, and regular follow ups take place.

Experience and Characteristics

  • At least 3 years business development experience
  • It is essential that you have worked in a sales capacity within consumer products sector
  • A strong understanding of marketplaces and ecommerce
  • Strong multitasker, able to manage multiple leads and opportunities at once.
  • Agency experience is not essential, but would be preferred
We are building a strong company culture. Everyone in the business must exhibit these qualities
  • Tenacity
  • Ambition
  • A love of learning
  • Not afraid to try things
  • Embrace challenges
  • Instinct to act

What Does the Agency Do?

We provide a full-service offering to brands selling on Amazon.

Our clients range from start-ups for multinational brands. They are mostly consumer products though we do have B2B clients. Clients are based in the UK, mainland Europe and the United States.

Our clients are active in a wide range of sectors including skincare, office supplies, nutrition, alcohol, medical devices and toys.

Presently, we’re a small team but thanks to our successful funding we have big growth plans.

Working at FordeBaker

The role is open to anyone in any location. The only limitation is that you must be available to speak with clients in the US, UK and mainland Europe during their normal working hours.

There are no set hours and no control over where you work. Everyone works remotely and manages their own schedules.  This is an opportunity to do your best work and take control of your work-life balance.

Benefits and Perks

  • Salary is dependent on experience. The remuneration will be a mix of base salary plus a generous commission.
  • 25 days holiday (plus public holidays)
  • Freedom to work where you want and when you want

Interested? Apply now!

You have until March 31st, 2021 to apply!

email tom@fordebaker.com with your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this specific role.


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