Competitive basic salary Commission Car Allowance Becoming a Head of Food Science Business Development Manager with FERA Science Ltd: The role will be focussed on the identification, development and maintenance of key accounts in the food industry including food manufacturers, processors, packaging, distributors and retailers and affiliated service organisations. What you will do: Accountable for identifying new business opportunities and developing successful relationships in order to generate revenue for Fera. Listen, engage and consult to ensure we create compelling proposals to effectively meet the needs of the client. Lead and support client bids to deliver an agreed revenue target. Provide commercial input and use your expertise and market knowledge to develop successful business development strategies and grow key accounts. Use your own contacts within the Food industry and other market sectors to identify additional new opportunities. Work successfully and in collaboration with the Business Development Team, Marketing Team and other internal colleagues to ensure knowledge and expertise is shared. Your experience will include: Demonstrable success of new business development within the food industry with solid understanding of scientific and technical services (e.g. analytical chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology). Demonstrates gravitas and engaging communication skills Able to work autonomously and take accountability for own performance Highly organised and comfortable working under pressure Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) with the ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers at all levels. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. About FERA Science Ltd Fera is a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra, working proactively to improve global food security, sustainability and safety. As a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving, we work on plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join our ambitious team here and you'll help respond to the most pressing challenges in the industry. Capita Plc are the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customers needs, we've helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too. What's in it for you? At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do. As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day's holiday (rising to 27 ), company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts. At our York office, you will also benefit from an onsite gym / free parking / onsite canteen and a day care nursery. You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you. What we hope you will do next Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now . We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply - you can contact for guidance. Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership. | Become a Change Maker | Follow Capita on twitter capitacareers Follow Capita on facebook careersatcapita Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us. If you are successful with your application, you will need complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.