export business development manager in athens

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athens, attica
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We are looking to recruit an Export Business Development Manager who will be responsible for the sales and profit growth in foreign markets. This will include the development and implementation of the export sales strategy.

This role reports to the Commercial Manager.

Our client is one of the leading names in food exporting. They have ambitious growth plans of which they require ambitious Export Business Development Manager to support and drive the company’s vision.


The company offers to the Export Business Development Manager:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Annual Bonus scheme
  • Company car
  • Career development opportunities


The responsibilities of the Export Business Development Manager are the following:

  • Develop, review, gain agreement for and implement the export sales strategy to achieve targeted growth.
  • Take responsibility for the sales and profit growth of the product ranges to foreign markets and the achievement of export sales targets.
  • Negotiate representation agreements and sales contracts in line with company policy which will fully meet the needs of both the company sales budget
  • Research and evaluate new market opportunities and draw up written proposals to the Commercial Manager.
  • Research and report on business opportunities, market conditions, product development opportunities and competitor activities including a monthly report on activity, achievements, opportunities and points of interest.
  • Attend relevant exhibitions in order to keep abreast of market developments and promote the product range.
  • Keep CRM records fully up to date at all times including visit reports, contact details, emails and other communications so that the company has an updated view of plans and contact information at all times.


The ideal candidate for the role of the Export Business Development Manager should have the following:

  • 4-5 years sales experience in an Export Sales role and ideally in the food industry
  • BSc degree in Business Administration or relevant studies; MSc would be considered an asset
  • Skilled in selling through a dealer network and developing relationships with distributors and end users.
  • Good written and spoken English, able to compile accurate business correspondence and reports, deliver presentations and conduct business meetings and negotiations.
  • Good numeracy skills, able to work with exchange rates, statistics and numerical reports.
  • Excellent business acumen, able to spot opportunities, make sound commercial decisions and work in a professional manner at all times.
  • The knowledge and ability to build relationships at senior and junior levels within organisations and to understand and react appropriately to cultural differences.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills to develop and manage an effective program of work in line with key responsibilities.
  • Sound knowledge of IT systems, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint and the ability to manage own administration.
  • Ability to develop sound working relationships with internal colleagues, especially in administrative, production and engineering roles.


If you believe your profile could be a good match to this Export Business Development Manager role, apply now!

For more information, you can contact Anna Ve at 2106770523 

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