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Senior Sales/ Business Development Manager- Clothing Design

Posted 25 January by M Aria Recruitment Featured Ended

Senior Sales/Business Development Manager - Clothing Design

Reporting to the Sales Director

Salary: circa £60K plus commission and excellent benefits.

Role Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Senior Sales/ Business Development Manager, ideally with some international experience, to join an Award Winning entrepreneurial Corporate Clothing Company, based in West London. The successful applicant will have proven B2B commercial sales experience ideally within a creative environment dealing with high volume product services. As a senior member of the sales team you will be responsible for the proactive expansion of the sales opportunity pipeline and the successful conversion of this into new business long term contracts.


  • To identify key markets and build a sales opportunity pipeline within these markets.

  • Maintain and improve a top-quality level of market awareness and an in depth understanding of the key market sectors and potential / existing clients.

  • Play a proactive role in the overall formulation of the organisation’s business development strategy and the implementation of that strategy within allocated sectors / clients.

  • To manage tender processes from pre-qualification stages through to final negotiations (including compiling / reviewing tender documentation and commercials).

  • To manage these processes in a transparent and inclusive manner that fully engages and optimises the overall resources of the team.

  • To successfully close opportunities in line with agreed business targets of profitability and overall business policy.

  • To reach agreement with clients on all key contract elements including prices, service levels etc. in conjunction with other senior members of the team.

Skills Required

  • Able to demonstrate senior sales management experience ideally within the clothing industry

  • Proven B2B commercial sales experience dealing within high volume manufactured products

  • Sales management experience dealing with high profile clients

  • Some experience working with international brands would be a distinct advantage

  • Able to demonstrate a successful track record within a senior sales role

Personal Attributes.

  • The ability to engage with the team to formulate strategy and approach.
  • To have strong communication skills both written and verbal.

  • To be a self-starter and commercially astute.

  • To be a natural team player.

  • To be able to work well under pressure.

  • To be a clear and structured thinker.

  • A good understanding of clothing manufacturing production process is an advantage.

We are looking for someone with gravitas who can engage with senior stakeholders and board level Directors. Above all we are looking for someone who is dedicated to the development of top class client relationships and focused on the success of each new sales opportunity from end to end. You will be joining a long-established family owned and managed company. Hence it is important that the successful applicant is a good fit with the company ethos.

Required skills

  • Business Development
  • Clothing
  • Manufacturing
  • Production Processes
  • B2B sales

Reference: 34322756

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