Brand Activation | Foodie Start-up | Birmingham

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£28000 to £29250 per annum + benefits
West Midlands
30th October 2019
Start date:
Job type:
Graduate job

The Company

Since its founding in 2004, these guys are a nut bar company are on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. They were born out of its founder's desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. What began as a line of premium Fruit & Nut bars sparked the creation of an entirely new healthier snacking category. Today, they have a family of snacks that offer solutions for a variety of different occasions.

From the healthy snacks, we make to the way we work, live and give back, we are committed to making the world a little kinder, because we believe that there's more to business than just profit.

We're looking for passionate, conscious collaborators to help us meet our goals: to inspire kindness, with one tasty snack (and good act) at a time. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you found the right place.

What you'll do

As the Business Development Executive, you'll be fulfilling a pivotal role as "face of the brand" and building relationships with a variety of retailers to grow the business. Key responsibilities will include seeking out new business opportunities and supporting existing in order to build distribution, secure prime and secondary shelf placements, implement POS solutions and ultimately drive sales.

As a Business Development Executive, you will need to focus on these key areas:

Job Aspect 1

  • Actively seeking out new business opportunities to gain and expand distribution
  • Following up on leads provided by distributors as well as incoming inquiries
  • Liaising with our wholesale customers to effectively service individual sites

Job Aspect 2

  • Building relationships with key contacts across our customer base from large retailers through to convenience stores, cafes, news agents, natural stores and more
  • Ensuring our products appear at their very best in-store
  • Implementing point of sales solutions to drive impulse purchases and brand awareness

Job Aspect 3

  • Developing a network of contacts across the trade
  • Supporting national trade shows (6 per year)
  • Supporting other events for the company (depot events, ra-ra days, sales blitzs in new regions)

Are you...:

  • Motivated and enthusiastic to be an ambassador to the brand and bring natural energy to live and breathe the values of the company
  • Driven by delivering results
  • Prepared for a challenge
  • An engaging personality with the ability to build rapport with people
  • A creative problem solver with excellent communication skills
  • Focused on high attention to detail with strong personal organisational skills
  • Educated to a degree level
  • Native English speaker
  • Must hold a valid UK driver's license & clean record


  • Action Orientation
  • Planning
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive For Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Motivating Others

Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills (3-5)

  • Selling Skills
  • Leveraging Insight
  • Basic Negotiation


  • While this position is entry level some work-related experience in sales or marketing is preferred (previous internship or university job)

What they offer:

  • Competitive annual salary and bonus program
  • 24 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • A company car
  • A company phone and laptop
  • Contribution towards a Gym membership
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family's needs
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun work environment
  • The opportunity and responsibility to be a brand ambassador for a leading food start-up everyday


These guys are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. They are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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