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Business Development Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:20 September 2019 at midnight 

Salary Detail: £27,936 - £31,377
Local Government Pension
Due to our current growth and expansion strategy LTS Catering currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to take up the role of a Business Development Manager. The successful candidate will be required to take the lead role for sales and business development across our catering services procuring new business from schools/academies and potentially other types of establishments as our business portfolio grows both locally and geographically to support our challenging financial targets. You will be an experience caterer with a clear understanding of the importance of building client relationships and will need a sound financial acumen.
Main responsibilities:
• Acquisition of new business though the procurement process
• Develop and implement a growth expansion strategy to develop profitable, innovative traded catering services
• Devise, develop and support appropriate marketing strategies to raise the profile of LTS catering
• Further develop the LTS catering brand
• Develop marketing analysis reports
• Monitor and evaluate financial performance of new sales initiatives
• Manage and maintain the sales pipeline function
Ideal candidate:
• Ability to build relationships with multiple stake holders
• Able to prepare financial reports and budgets
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Catering management experience
• Excellent organisation and time management skill
•Experience within the education sector is desirable
• Must have valid UK driving license and own car
• Understand the importance of equality and diversity
LTS catering is a part of Leicestershire County Council and manages the school meals service for 245 clients in Leicestershire, Leicester and other national accounts. We are a commercially driven service who puts the needs of our clients at the heart of our business and deliver innovative solutions to over 31,000 customers every school day. We work within the framework of policies, procedures and ethos of Leicestershire County Council and ensure we invest in our staff for the future.
The position requires an enhanced DBS clearance.
For further information please contact Jackie Manship, Catering Manger on Tel: 0116 305 7313.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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