Retail Development Manager
About the role
We are currently recruiting for a Retail Development Manager to join our Booker and Makro Wholesale division.
This is no ordinary Sales role, together with the General Manager you will working alongside our Premier symbol operators and independent retailers to build relationships and trust, which in turn will grow and develop their businesses.
This role requires you to work a 5 day week which may include occasional weekends and bank holidays.
You will be responsible for new business growth in your region through the recruitment of competitor stores and identifying new store opportunities for existing retailers.
The purpose of this position is to manage a defined territory with the responsibility for sales, debt, margin, cash profit and customer satisfaction. There is a particular emphasis on sales growth.
You will need
To be successful in this role your skills and experience will include:
- Someone who not only can work to a general daily routine, but can be adaptive to the people and situations that are presented to them. .
- You will have a solution focused sales approach with a natural desire to problem solve and be resilient enough to have difficult conversations when things don’t go to plan.
- Being familiar with the local area and the social and economic factors affecting is, is a must.
- You will possess a full UK driving licence.
Whats in it for you
Where possible we always promote from within and as we keep growing you’ll have every opportunity to grow with us too. You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary.
We operate a 5/7 day operation and opening times can vary from Branch to Branch. Please visit www.booker.co.uk and select Branch Locator to find the current opening times.
Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from 196 locations across the country, and are committed to improving choice, price and service for them.
Booker Wholesale is the UK’s leading cash & carry operator with 172 branches across the country. We serve a wide and varied customer base, who are all independent businesses, such as convenience stores, forecourt shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. We supply them with a fantastic choice of products including soft drinks, grocery, fresh and frozen food, beers, wines, spirits and non-food items such as cleaning products and disposables. In the year to March 2015 £3.6bn of sales were collected by our customers from our branches and £1.39bn were delivered from our branches to our customers businesses. We are not open to the general public.