Business Development ExecutiveWe’re a boutique trade distributor that curates the most exciting food & drink brands for the independent retail sector. Our customers are the loveliest people: owners of independent farm shops, modern grocers and delis across the country who all need help filling their shelves with great food and drink products. We’re expanding! Since lockdown began, more and more people are shopping local, which means our independent delis and farm shops need more outstanding products to fill their shelves. Our business has doubled month on month and now, we need someone energetic with a great, can-do attitude to join our team.We’re a small, close knit team based in London and our carbon positive, organic warehouse is based in Essex. At the moment, we’re all working remotely from home but we keep in touch throughout the day via Slack and Zoom.What will you be doing?Actively growing turnover and identifying new business opportunitiesDriving the sales process and generating sales over the phone and by emailTaking care of our existing customers and maintaining strong personal relationshipsManaging our CRM system and keeping information up to date (training will be provided)Who are we looking for?We’re looking for someone passionate about people, food and supporting independent businesses. If you’ve got a great entrepreneurial spirit and love building relationships with the loveliest independent grocers, delis and farm shops, we’d love to hear from you.In particular, we’re looking for someone who is:Great at making an impression on the phone and loves chatting to new peopleA proactive self starter who loves being busy and thinking on your feetA fast problem solver who thrives on giving your customers the best experienceTech savvy - comfortable using web apps, email and social mediaGoal driven and focused on meeting sales targetsIdeal but not essential:Experience in working in the food & drink industryExperience working in fast paced customer-facing rolesWhat we’re offeringA competitive starting salary + performance related bonusPrivate healthcare, including active rewards from Amazon Prime and Virgin GymsResponsibility from day one to make your mark as part of a rapidly growing startupAccess to all Bread & Jam events - the largest community of food & drink producers in the UKTasting products from new and emerging food & drink brandsHow to applyPlease send us your CV and tell us in a few short sentences why you’d be a great fit for the Mahalo team.
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