European Business Development Manager (Manufacturing)

Job title: European Business Development Manager (Manufacturing)

Company: Ernest Gordon Recruitment

Job description: European Business Development Manager (Manufacturing)

Stockport / Remote / Hybrid

£DOE + commission + annual bonus + life assurance + travel insurance + travel (approx. 1 week in 8) + 25 days holiday

Are you an experienced Export Business Development Manager from an Engineering background looking to work for a modern manufacturer with outstanding career development opportunities?

Are you looking to be part of the leadership team in a business which has doubled its turnover in the last year and can demonstrate business growth in markets outside of Europe?

On offer is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and established business (78 years) currently undergoing a programme of exceptional growth.

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for managing and developing current export wholesale lubricant sales in European & Scandinavian markets. The position will require a proactive approach to maintaining excellent working relationship with established customers and tenacity in finding new opportunities for growth.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven successful track record in sales and new business development from within a manufacturing, mechanical or plant engineering industry selling into wholesale/distribution networks.


  • Identify and develop new wholesale supply accounts in European and Scandinavian markets
  • Maintain and develop existing and new worldwide customers through planned individual account support and being the first point of contact for those customers.
  • Achieve the agreed sales targets and manage budgets on a quarter and annual basis.
  • Maximise and develop to the full potential all export sales enquiries received and generated, responding by electronic media, telephone and planned personal visits.
  • Identify and support customer’s requirements to include product training and new opportunities through establishing close working relationships.
  • Maintaining customer records and planning effective and efficient overseas customer visits.

The person:

  • A proven track record of new business development, general sales & account management on a European scale.
  • A knowledge or working experience of engineering, automotive or manufacturing.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and take ownership of your department as part of the wider management team.

Export Sales Manager, Export Business Development Manager, Export Sales, Global Business Development, Global Sales Manager

Reference number: BBBH7964

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Expected salary:

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

Job date: Thu, 18 May 2023 07:24:55 GMT

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