Creative Support | Permanent | City of London, London | £60,000/annum

Business Development (Retail) for Designer Lighting Brand Job

City of London, London
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It is a chance to be a part of a young, dynamic team where you will be crucial in helping to develop the retail side of the business in the UK. It is important that the candidate is autonomous and has entrepreneurial flair. The design led manufacturer are seeking an intelligent Business Development Executive with experience selling into high end retail channels.

The role will require actively building and developing relationships with retailers, showrooms and wholesalers. Strategic thinking and execution is a must. The ideal candidate will be highly proactive, shares our ethos of sustainability, and is able to hit the ground running.


  • Building and executing on multi-channel wholesale pipelines
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with new and existing retail customers
  • Ensuring the brand is well placed and correctly branded in-store
  • Client negotiation and creatively approaching problems
  • Organising and delivering product training
  • Organising and attending sales and retail related events
  • Maintaining CRM tools, account maps and client base
  • Delivering a structured business plan
  • Providing accurate sales forecasts and pipelines
  • To understand the UK and global design landscape
  • Working closely and collaboratively with other teams to communicate sales information
  • Be a brand ambassador


  • Retail experience, in the design sector
  • Able to build and implement strategy
  • Commercially-minded and able to develop accounts through strong relationships
  • Robust communication and presentation skills
  • An independent worker able to think for themselves whilst collaborating with other teams
  • Pipeline management and CRM experience
  • Ambitious with an entrepreneurial mind set
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • A motivated and enthusiastic self-starter

Please get in touch immediately with Gemma Naylor (Creative Support Specialist) if you would like to hear more about the role!

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