Business Development Manager

  • Job Reference: Chapman Machinery
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Unlocking Potential
  • Location: Holsworthy, Devon
  • Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to grow the market at Chapman Machinery for sales of their quality products within the UK and overseas.

Working closely with production, you will improve brand awareness and promote the quality products we manufacture through our distributors to end customers. As the Business Development Manager, you will be the main point of contact with our distributors – working with both our existing distributor network and potential new distribution clients. We are looking for someone who will enjoy talking to potential customers and handling enquiries from distributors, as well as the opportunity to liaise directly ‘in the field’ at trade shows and at machinery demonstrations.

The role will require a good deal of creativity, self-management and communication skills. You will take on a pivotal role in researching new markets and distributors to manage our UK distribution base and wider export opportunities. You will also be proactive in the development of new sales materials such as videos, brochures and photos, alongside social media marketing and brand development. You will also communicate with our distribution network on product development, warranty procedure, specification changes and sales promotions.  

The role will be split between office based marketing activities and sales work which will include travelling to see clients and distributors. Contact time at the office will be vital, but home working days will also be possible.  

 Skills & Qualifications


  • Valid passport with no restrictions
  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent previous experience) in subject area
  • Good communication and people skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence


  • Manufacturing or agricultural background (professional or personal) advantageous
  • Experience of sales or marketing in a previous position
  • Self-motivated and able to use initiative to prioritise work load and diary

Company Description

Chapman Machinery Ltd are an agricultural equipment manufacturer, established in 2010, currently specialising in ATV attachments such as mowers, trailers and feeders.  After a fantastic period of success, we have a number of exciting new products planned in conjunction with new production facilities so it is an exciting time to join the company and there is a good degree of scope for progression and growth within the role and company.

Our customers are primarily in the UK and Ireland, and we are looking for an individual to promote the brand in these established areas as well as work towards introducing the brand into new markets and opportunities both within the EU and further afield.

The working environment is friendly and productive, with a good flow between the office and on-site production. You will become an important member of our small and motivated team, proud of producing quality products.

Other Application Details

Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Vehicle (Negotiable)
Hours of work: 8am – 4.45pm Monday – Friday / flexible working considered / some out of hours work required for travelling to client meetings and trade shows

Application instructions

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Closing Date for applications: 08/02/19

Interviews are planned for w/c:  25/02/19