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Business Development Manager Full Time

at Creative Party Ltd Bournemouth in Bournemouth (Published at 10-03-2021)


Employer: Creative Party & Anniversary House, Bournemouth

Languages: Fluent English and French (essential)

Reporting to: Sales Director

Salary: £30,000 to £32,000 pa + Bonuses

Hours: 40 per week

Location: Head Office in Bournemouth


Creative Party is one of the UK?s leading manufacturers and distributors of Partyware, Balloons and Cake Decorations, offering a large and exciting range of products into the retail and wholesale trade in both the UK and Overseas.

We are a privately-owned family business based in Bournemouth and established back in 1953 as Anniversary House. Anniversary House still specialises in cake decorations and all our Sugarcraft is made in the UK at our Head Office.

Our business already has a strong presence in overseas markets, but we know that there are many further substantial sales and profits growth opportunities yet to be achieved.

If you have proven abilities and achievements at a senior level in Business Development, especially as a pro-active and talented Sales person with experience of selling - not just in the UK but essentially in Export markets too - then this could be a great opportunity for you and your ambitions!

It would, of course, help if you have Consumer Goods experience, but we will accept applications from talented people with a successful Export Sales track record in other markets too.

If you apply for this position, it is essential that you send us a covering letter. Thank you.


Develop Export sales and profitability by pro-actively researching, identifying, and opening new retail and wholesale accounts, and by optimising the sales and profitability of the existing customer base: -

Ø In France and in French speaking countries as well as other European countries.

Ø In other countries overseas.

Ensure that all our customers receive consistently excellent Customer Service from everyone in our business as well as from our distributors.

Be the first line of contact for our Export customers, backed up by the ongoing support of our expanding Customer Service team.

Be the ?eyes and ears? of the Company in the Export market place through regularly feeding back to our Sales Director and our Product & Marketing Director, retailer and consumer reaction and information as well as market trends and data.

·Achieve and exceed sales and profitability and new account opening targets as set by the Company.


Successfully worked in a position of responsibility within a business or businesses selling products from the UK to overseas businesses.

Experience of working in a customer focused environment and demonstrating excellent customer liaison skills and the ability to build strong business relationships.

Natural flair for selling with a proven ability in pro-actively developing and managing sales strategies and making wise decisions.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills both orally and in writing, in both English and French; articulate and excellent telephone manner.

Friendly, co-operative, and approachable team player who is also loyal, discreet, and trustworthy.

Excellent organisational ability and time management skills.

Naturally pro-active with a ?can do? attitude, works hard and is a self-starter and a problem-solver.

Ability to work on multiple projects to challenging deadlines, to respond quickly to changing priorities and to keep calm under pressure.

Numerate with the ability to produce and interpret performance data.

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office and especially in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Smart appearance.

Minimum of 2 years account management/business development experience


Experience of selling Consumer Goods in the UK and Overseas.

Understanding of products in our markets.

Spanish or German speaker.


The great job satisfaction of knowing that you contributed substantially to the strategic success and profitability of the business.

Performance-related bonuses.

Company pension scheme.

23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising to 24 after 3 years? service and up to 25 after 5 years.

Comprehensive induction programme.

Free onsite parking.

Social events.

And even free teas and coffees and access to staff sample 'freebies'!

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply with a covering letter summarising why you think you would be great for this role, accompanied by your CV.

Reference ID: BDM-EXPORT

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£32,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
From Day 1 we have taken COVID-19 VERY seriously and have taken ALL necessary precautions.

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

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