Business Development Leader - FMCG

Location Bedford
Discipline: Engineering & Manufacturing
Job functions Sales
Salary: £70k-£90k plus bonus
Job ref: 2303

Business Development Leader is required for this highly successful innovation consultancy to sell their sustainable packaging, manufacturing innovation and product development capabilities into FMCG clients.

Company snapshot:

  • Innovation consultancy -  working on the latest sustainable packaging, engineering solutions and product development projects for the worlds most successful FMCG companies. 

  • Working alongside one of the strongest engineering teams in the industry to solve complex challenges.

  • A growing consultancy with a great reputation and impressive repeat business. 

The role:

  • As Business Development Leader you will develop relationships with new and existing accounts using a consultative first approach.

  • Identify new and emerging opportunities with commercial potential.

  • Follow emerging industry trends and lead strategy in the consumer sector 

  • Delivering outstanding, customer-focused service.

About you:

  • You will have a strong understanding of product development and either worked with product development consultancies or for a product development consultancy previously.

  • Strong knowledge of the FMCG sector.

  • Exceptional business development skills, ideally with existing relationships within FMCG clients 

  • Experience with a product development consultancy

  • Strong academic background, with a degree in a technical related field and ideally post graduate qualifications

  • Willing to travel within the UK as well as internationally.

The package:

  • Circa £90,000 plus company bonus

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Private healthcare

  • Excellent corporate benefits

  • Good work/life balance - 37.5hr week 

  • Flexi-working


This Business Development Director position would particularly suit candidates based in Cambridge or the surrounding locations such as Huntingdon, Peterborough, Royston, Hertford, Hatfield and Bedford. However, there is the opportunity to have a split/home based role so it could also appeal to candidates based in Norwich, Milton Keynes, Watford or even Northamptonshire.