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Business Development Manager - Musical Instruments - job post

John Hornby Skewes & Co.
LeedsHybrid work
£34,000 - £45,000 a year - Full-time

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  • £34,000 - £45,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday

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  • Company car
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Full job description

About us

John Hornby Skewes & Co. is a small business in RETAIL_CONSUMER_PRODUCTS. We are agile, and our goal is to work with a strong team, passionate about music to drive growth for the business with trade customers in the UK and Ireland.

Our work environment includes:

  • Modern office setting
  • Growth opportunities
  • Casual work attire
  • On-the-job training
  • Company perks

The Role:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the job function focuses on both new business and account management.

You will be managing a portfolio of existing accounts, developing business with these customers. You will also be prospecting with dormant accounts and winning new customers.

The role has an element of new business development, and whilst you will be managing a range of accounts across the UK it will also be your responsibility to break into and establish new business within dormant accounts along with suspecting and prospecting new business.

Working as part of our head office sales team you’ll be at ease with face-to-face sales visits, telesales, prospecting, problem solving and query resolution, social media, and e-mail campaigns, engaging in customer webstore development and generally being the point of first contact for a group of the Company’s customers for all product and sales related activities.

The Territory:

Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK (part)

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be an established sales professional, seeking an opportunity to really make a key difference within a strongly established and growing organisation.

We’re looking for a candidate who gets a buzz out of selling, developing business, building commercial relationships, and hitting the numbers.

Preference will be given to applicants with distributive sales or retail sales experience in a consumer goods B2B telemarketing environment and who have additional industry specific experience such as being a musician and/or have music products industry or category knowledge and/or experience of musical instruments, accessories and audio equipment.

Although head office based, the role will require regular domestic and EU travel and the possession of a full clean driving licence, and current passport.

Literacy, numeracy, competence with MS Office applications, ERP systems and CRM generally and a working knowledge of all aspects of e-commerce are pre-requisites.

Essential attributes are well-developed preparation, administrative, organisational, and time management skills, the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to be an engaging and adept communicator capable of presenting and closing sales at all levels, both face to face and via telesales in an intensely competitive sales environment.

The Company:

JHS is a truly international company, representing over 65 industry leading distributed brands in the UK/ROI, the countries of the European Union, USA and beyond.

Our brands are recognised throughout the industry.

If you’ve a passion for music and sales, then this could be the job for you.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £34,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company car
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Transport links


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Commission pay
  • Performance bonus
  • Yearly bonus


  • Business development: 1 year (required)


  • Driving Licence (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Leeds

Reference ID: PS/BDM

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