Business Development Executive

Franklin & Sons LTD is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company in the drinks industry, with more than 130 years of history specializing in the production and distribution of premium soft drinks.

We are a subsidiary of the distinguished Global Brands LTD which operates as a renowned multinational manufacturer and distributor of exceptionally delightful beverages worldwide, such as VK, Hooch, Shake Baby Shake, Corky’s, All Shook Up.


We are known for our unwavering commitment to innovation, remarkable taste without compromise, and utmost customer satisfaction. As we continue to grow our operations and forge strategic partnerships, we are currently seeking a highly skilled and results-oriented Business Development Executive to join our esteemed team in London.


For thiscommercial role looking after the South London area, you will need to be a confident and highly motivated operator, coming from a drinks’ sales background combined with practical On-trade experience.

The Person

Reporting to our London Sales Manager, we’re seeking a passionate, commercially astute and driven individual to drive new business across the London On-Trade channel concentrating primarily on independent operators and small groups both in new business as well as developing current accounts.

Our business is privately owned and driven by entrepreneurial spirit and a hunger to succeed. This is a natural skill set we look for within all our team members.

Key attributes we are seeking:

  • Proven track record as a successful Business Development Executive or in a similar role within the premium drinks industry
  • Bar industry experienced candidates with existing network and access to ON-trade premises within the South London area
  • In-depth understanding of the drinks industry, encompassing key players, market dynamics and regulatory landscape
  • Demonstrated ability to drive substantial sales growth and consistently achieve ambitious targets
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills, with the capacity to establish and maintain relationships at all organizational levels
  • Strong strategic mindset to identify long-term goals, devise effective business development strategies, and make informed decisions that align with the company’s vision
  • The ability to optimize resource allocation, prioritize tasks, and utilize time judiciously, in order to drive productivity, foster organizational effectiveness, and ultimately lead to positive outcomes
  • Self-motivated, driven and results-oriented, with a relentless pursuit of excellence
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas, negotiate contracts, deliver persuasive presentations, and maintain clear and concise correspondence
  • Existing network and access to ON-trade premises on patch
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and CRM software
  • Live within the Greater London area


The Package


Competitive salary package, including performance-based incentives, company pension, health benefits and ample opportunities for professional growth.


Job Category: Business Development Executive
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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