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Business Development Manager

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Management and Support
  4. Permanent
VAC- 34816

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Here at Harrods, we currently house more celebrity chefs, and exclusive dining brands than any other location in the UK. Through our Front of House staff, we drive ourselves and inspire others to always push for more and to create moments of magic for our customers.
We are looking for a Business Development Manager who can lead and ensure we meet our business growth objectives through strategic planning, working across a number of business functions and sectors within Harrods Restaurants & Bars.
About The Role
As Business development Manager, your primary role will include actively find and develop new sales opportunities outside of Harrods to generate increased revenue across restaurants. This would include overseeing the Business Development/Sales team and will be instrumental in creating and implementing the sales strategy, managing and growing existing B2B partnership and relationships and creating mid/long-term strategic plans to drive revenues, expenses and contribution, using this to be able to set goals.
About You
The ideal candidate will be an established people manager with extensive experience in proactive sales within the luxury restaurant and hospitality sector. You will be a keen networker who enjoys meeting new people and fearless in your approach.  
More specifically:

  • Good attention to detail which will be evident through paperwork completed, organisation of department and accurate reporting.
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability and willingness to multi-task
  • Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good PC and software literacy (Word, Excel, OneNote, OpenScape and more)

Our Promise To You 
Our standards and expectations are high, but it also means you’ll have the satisfaction of helping to create a uniquely magical experience. Since Harrods conception over 170 years ago, our Food and Beverage Team has grown to over 400, and this couldn’t have been done without placing our value in our workforce. In joining the Harrods Team, you will receive:

  • Competitive salary plus service charge
  • Great learning and development opportunities. Across our 27 outlets, there is a vast pool of knowledge to gain experience and grow expertise
  • Great career opportunities in multiple locations around the UK and going international.
  • This role offers the opportunity to build your expertise in numerous different industries, and grow an exciting career within Harrods
  • Staff Canteen
  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave (including Bank holidays) + your birthday off!
  • Up to 33% Harrods discount

About Us
As the world’s leading luxury retail emporium, we make the impossible possible, and our hospitality offer is evolving and expanding rapidly across our stores. We are a welcoming and close-knit family who are passionate about food and beverage, and aim to create magic and memorable experiences for every customer, every day.
Uniquely You 
At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply. 

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or @togetherharrods on Instagram.

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