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Business Development Executive at Vivanda ltd

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤30000 - ₤35000 per year
  • -
  • Job Description

    The ideal candidate will be given the opportunity to play a critical role in the company. He or she will be undertaking various roles, from overlooking current accounts, taking orders, organising deliveries, sending out e-newsletters and offers, and plenty more. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a broad overview of the daily operations of a start-up in the food industry. The specialities of our markets offers a wealth of opportunities to explore a wide variety of exotic products, in a very culturally diverse environment.

    We are looking for an individual who is a food lover and intrigued by all things food related. You must be interested in seafood and culinary diversity!

    Feel free to apply whether you are new to the seafood industry or, are well seasoned, with your own contacts in a relevant market. We are are happy to tailor this job depending on experience.

    Job Specs


    • Taking orders on the phone and via email
    • Calling customers and offering products
    • Finding new customers / cold calling
    • Benchmarking
    • Issuing payment requests
    • Offering new products
    • Visiting customers
    • Liaising with cold store and transport
    • Chasing up logistics between the warehouse and customers
    • Gaining feedback on products
    • Collecting market information to anticipate market trends and support new products developments.
    • Producing/updating catalogues


    • Organisation is key. Working in a start-up means you will need to be hands on at all times, so it’s very important to organise your time and tasks effectively
    • Personable and friendly approach. You will be dealing with customers directly, we like to build close relationships with our customer while still being professional
    • Persistant, sharp, and a quick decision maker
    • Working well under pressure with tight deadlines
    • Able to enjoy working with people from different cultures and communities
    • Knowledge of another language is desired but not essential


    • £30,000 - £35,000 Salary depending on experience
    • Hybrid working available
    • 28 days of holidays (not including bank holidays)
    • Great London location office with on-site gym
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