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Self-employed Business Development Manager

We are looking for a self-employed Business Development Manager to help us scale our business over the next few months. You’ll be working directly with the founder, Jason Nichols, to help grow the business, both directly with consumers and via businesses such as retailers, offices and hotels. As our first hire this is a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on the growth strategy for a young business with big ambitions. It’s going to be an adventure…

About New Kings Coffee...

We are on a mission to help consumers and businesses enjoy great tasting coffee, easily prepared, whilst remaining ethical and sustainable in everything we do. Our innovative coffee bags (like teabags) are filled with a selection of gourmet quality ground coffees from around the world, providing a range of different aromas, tastes and strengths to suit all coffee drinkers. All of our coffee is Fairtrade and Organic, and our packaging is eco friendly. We’re already stocked in retailers such as Planet Organic and Whole Foods, and have started our export journey, selling in Dean & Deluca supermarket in Kuwait. We’ve got big plans for huge growth in the UK and beyond.

What’s the role?

You’ll be responsible for shaping and delivering our sales strategy, finding suitable businesses across the UK, building a relationship with them and converting to becoming advocates of New Kings Coffee.

This involves setting the sales strategy, researching and qualifying leads, approaching them using a number of different methods, including phone, email and social media, submitting proposals, winning them over and then managing the onboarding process for new customers ranging from independent retailers to large offices and hotel chains.

You’ll have a considerable input into the growth and success of the business.

What are we looking for? We’re looking for someone who is ready to:

  • Build on their excellent track record in generating and delivering business growth and sales (B2B);

  • Happily cold call customers as this will be a large part of your job;

  • Be hard working, tenacious, with a can-do attitude;

  • Be independent and self-motivating;

  • Be flexible in their approach to work;

  • Enthusiastic, optimistic with a positive growth mindset;

  • Buy into and represent New Kings Coffee’s vision and values.

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll be a key member in an early startup that’s got off to a great start and now looking to scale up;

  • Excellent commission based earnings potential;

  • Flexible working hours – how many hours you work is totally up to you although we would ask for at least 2 hours per day;

  • Exposure to a range of new skills as well as the opportunity to learn from the founder and a network of other entrepreneurs and organisations;

  • A high impact role that will allow you to actually see the effects of your work in real time, and ultimately determine the success of New Kings Coffee.

Skills Required:

Sales, Business Development, Organisation, Resilience, Relationship Building


Send your CV and a covering letter to jason@newkingscoffee.co.uk


Rate: Commission based

Location: Bristol

Hours: Flexible

Accountable to: Business Owner

Start date: ASAP

Deadline: 5pm Monday 31st December 2018

Interviews: January 2019  

Business Description:

New Kings Coffee is a relatively new startup, challenging the norms in the coffee market with their curious coffee bags (like tea bags). New Kings Coffee supply consumers and businesses with a selection of high quality ground coffees from around the world, providing a range of different strengths, tastes and aromas. Served in brew-in-the-cup coffee bags, these deliver a quick, convenient and mess-free way to make a great tasting cup of coffee. All of our coffee is Fairtrade and Organic certified, ensuring we provide only the very best, whilst supporting the people and environments in our coffee growing regions.