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Business Development Manager - Away From Home

Division: Sales & Distribution

Location: Banbury

Would you like the opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest brands?

DCS Group is the UK’s leading Distributor, Manufacturer and Exporter of Health Beauty and Household products. As the uniquely appointed representatives for Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, PZ Cussons, SC Johnson to name a few, DCS has unrivalled multi-channel insight and category expertise. Our latest exciting plans to develop and grow our new Food distribution business has seen major brands such as Whitworths and Danone joining forces with DCS.

DCS Group is passionate and proud about all that we do, the customers we serve and our people. Operating out of two amazing sites, we have the 26-acre Banbury Head Office and warehousing facilities as well as our new state of the art Health and Beauty manufacturing facility occupying 100,000 sq. ft based in Redditch.

As a family-owned business, we are very proud of our ethos, our people and 26 years of successive growth. We offer a very special opportunity of being able to join a welcoming, dynamic, fun place to work, and to work directly with the world’s biggest FMCG power brands.


We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable Business Development Manager - Away From Home to join us on a 12 month contract basis full-time working at our Sales & Distribution division on site in Banbury.  Flexible & remote working options available.


As a Business Development Manager - Away From Home, your duties will include:

  • Identify and unlock new business opportunities for our main brand partners including & Johnson, SC Johnson, Colgate, Reckitt, P&G and of course PZ Cussons which will be a key focus for this channel
  • Target key end user accounts such as nursing homes, hotels, leisure and facilities, restaurants, etc. with a view to carry out at least 6+ meetings per week
  • Gain a great understanding of customers i.e. key business objectives, contacts, corporate and category strategy and be able to identity business synergies that will drive mutual growth
  • Work on channel specific projects within target end-users
  • Gain new listings in existing customers in line with brand power skus & focus areas
  • Support the NAMs in the AFH team with existing & new business opportunity
  • Track forecasting and progress in regular reporting

What we are looking for in our ideal Business Development Manager - Away From Home:

  • You will be ambitious and have at least 1-2 years’ experience working in a sales role.  Channel experience is preferred, but not essential
  • You will be able to demonstrate success winning new business and be confident with cold calling endeavours and self-generated new business leads
  • You will be a great communicator with solid influencing skills and be able to build good, professional relationships easily
  • You will be customer focused, be creative and autonomous which in turn will support your development and growth of your accounts
  • You will enjoy working collaboratively as part of a growing team with a desire to support colleagues
  • As you'll be visiting clients, a full driving licence is essential

Core benefits of working for DCS Group:

As a family business, we place a great deal of importance on the well-being and happiness of our staff and the benefits they can enjoy.

  • Life Cover
  • Pension
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Well-being
  • Subsidised Cafe including free breakfast
  • Staff Shop
  • Social Events


There’s no place quite like DCS Group and we’re proud of that, which is all down to the people who work here.  If you want to be part of our expanding company which offers exciting opportunities for career progression, we would love to hear from you!

To apply, complete the form below attaching your CV and detailing your salary expectations.  Alternatively, contact the Recruitment Team at or telephone 01789 208000 to request an application form.

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