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Business Development Manager – Agricultural Machinery

Job Title: Business Development Manager – Agricultural Machinery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK
Salary: £60K - £70K + OTE + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10651a
Contact Name: Rebekah Shields
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 21, 2015 10:33

Job Description

Working for one of the UK’s market leading Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, this UK Business Development Sales Manager position will involve developing sales of the full range of agricultural machinery (for this market leader) via a well established UK dealer distributor network, to achieve agreed business targets and meet customer needs.  In addition they will be expected to build relationships with key contacts and customers, seeking opportunities to grow sales and ensure accounts are retained.

Job Purpose

  • To develop and maintain a sales and marketing strategy to promote profitable sales of agricultural machinery in the UK, Ireland, Nordic and Baltic regions through the Dealer/Distributor network.
  • To achieve agreed Divisional Sales and Gross Margin targets and control expenses to result in achieving profit contribution plans.
  • Through constant observance of Divisional sales actuals/trends, develop marketing action plans to overcome any sales actual v plan shortfall.
  • Constantly review performance standards of the Dealer Network, and if necessary undertake distribution adjustments as required.
  • Gather market research, national statistical information etc which can be utilized to measure Divisional product performance strengths and weaknesses.

One of the UK’s market leading Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers


  • Strong previous experience working within the Agricultural Machinery Sales Sector.
  • Previous experience of gathering market analysis etc and then translating into Action Plans.
  • Experience of working within a dealer network including assistance with their business planning.
  • Extensive sales/business development experience at a senior level.
  • Previous experience of managing a field based employee pool.
  • All ‘core’ management skills achieved at a senior level ie communication, interpersonal skills, proactivity, focused etc.
  • There will be UK wide travel with some oversees requirements therefore a current clean driving licence and passport are required.

Basic salary in the region of £60,000 basic, £70,000 1st year OTE, company car etc and definite opportunities for long-term career progression! A fantastic long-term opportunity within a growing international business.

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