Competitive Salary+ OTE Bonus + Pension Scheme

*The Company*
Established in 1990, Verner Wheelock is a leading provider of high quality, food industry training, and we are located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We are specialists in providing training to the food industry throughout the UK and we pride ourselves on providing good quality training and a high level of service to our customers

*The Role*
We are currently looking to recruit a Business Development Executive to join our team in Skipton to be responsible for the sales function within the business, including sales organisation, planning and development, in accordance with agreed business plans and targets.
You will maintain and develop positive business relationships with existing key clients as well as keeping abreast of developments in training initiatives and resource providers, identifying new clients and markets, whilst monitoring competitors. With strong administrative skills you will have the ability to maintain budgets, monitoring and provide reports to include production of relevant sales figures and reports for Board Meetings.

*The Candidate*
Candidates for this role will have strong sales experience, confident negotiation and closing skills with a good understanding of product and market sales. With an excellent telephone manner, you will be self-driven with the ability to build relationships, remaining trustworthy and professional at all times.
• Selling and closing skills • Good understanding of products and markets • Good listening and understanding skills • Excellent telephone manner • Trustworthiness and professionalism • Diary management • Self-drive and motivation • Relationship building abilities • Negotiation skills • Excellent IT skills using spreadsheets and contact manager database (ACT)
Experience of the food industry would be an advantage but is not essential.

To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref BDEDY/VWA to Alison Wheelock at, or call 01756 708521 for an informal chat.