bean CHOCOLATE - Business Director

at bean London Ltd in London

Hello there, after a small launch earlier this year. We are now looking for a Business Development Director.

bean is building its brand offering chocolate bars and soon to be offering coffee, hot chocolate, and spreads. We handmake all products that are free from nasty ingredients. Our products are premium and we're looking for someone to help the business excel.

Your role will be responsible for the following:
-building retail stockists (offline and online) but adhering to strict vetting policies (organic, fairtrade, free from etc)
-design and implement marketing campaigns to build sales
-help build and implement crowdfunding campaigns (from which a salary will be paid)
-supporting the founder in business planning, development, and strategies
-social media marketing and growth hacking
-blog, Facebook and Instagram posts as well as content marketing
-1-to-1 and online meeting with potential customers
-development of a CRM system to track existing and new leads
-help build the brand quickly and effectively
-occasional help at farmers market and pop-up retail spaces

We are seeking someone with the following experience:

Technical skills required
• Previous experience in business development, social media marketing, and management, preferably in a startup
• Proficient with Google Docs and Adobe creative suites (marketing collateral)
• potentially an MBA degree

General skills required
• Fun, friendly and approachable
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Demonstrable business development and leadership skills
• Entrepreneurial spirit and a problem solver
• Time management skills
• Confident in your abilities
• Able to communicate clearly and effectively
• Passionate about chocolate and food

You are expected to work under your own initiative, but will report to the Founder. This role is open to being shaped by the successful candidate and make it 'theirs'.

We will be offering you equity shares from 20-30% based on the business obtained. A salary will be paid once investment/seed funding has been secured (or crowdfunding funds).

No recruiters and no agencies.

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Published at 03 Oct 2017
Expires on 03 Dec 2017