Cogent Breeding - Business Development Manager

  • Reporting to: Global Business Development Manager
  • Primary Location: UK - North & South
  • Department: UK Sales
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • Type: Permanent
  • Benefits: Annual leave entitlement starting at 21 days, up to 25 days following 2 years service plus bank holidays, Pension, Life Assurance (4 times basic salary)
  • Closing date: 31.08.2020

Main Purpose of Role:

To position, launch and promote all Cogent Product & Services to Cogent’s Genetic Consultants (Internal) as well as UK Dairy & Beef farmers (External) in order to continuously evaluate and generate market growth opportunities in line with the Cogent strategic growth initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To review, prioritise and execute market growth opportunities for Cogent, its products and services
  • To implement and deliver sales and service growth across the Cogent portfolio
  • To provide first class technical advice on Cogent’s product and service portfolio in order to fulfil customer and sales team training requirements
  • To achieve individual sales/market growth targets
  • To manage and build sustainable Genetic Consultant relationships in order to achieve individual targets
  • To establish & maintain good customer relationships and provide excellent customer service at all times by understanding the customers business needs
  • To develop & maintain knowledge of the Cogent portfolio of products & services as holistic portfolio and formulate suitable customer value propositions
  • To develop & maintain knowledge of the industry and market trends
  • To ensure that the company policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To continuously develop and improve both themselves and the working practices
  • To comply with Company policy and best practise in security, legal and regulatory compliance
  • To ensure that all H&S responsibilities are fulfilled and that the team’s (including the role holder), visitors and contractors’ safety and welfare is maintained
  • To complete any other duties as required from time to time

To liaise with industry professionals on a regular basis on all new market developments with relevance to the wider Cogent business, its products and services

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of Bovine Genomic Testing and the Dairy Industry preferred
  • Proven experience of working within a fast paced sales and business development environment
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work on their own initiative
  • Motivated and driven to achieve results
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and written with a proven record of building positive relationships, both external and internal to the organisation
  • Smart and tidy appearance
  • Full clean driving license
  • Ability to travel both domestic UK and International

Essential Cogent Attributes:

  • Offers excellent customer service by being honest, building trust and going above and beyond the normal routine when required, in order to give the customer what they need.
  • Leads themselves by taking responsibility, being positive and tackling challenges with enthusiasm
  • Works well with others by building positive relationships, working with integrity, being direct and straightforward whilst respecting and considering others
  • Works well in teams by building team spirit, delivering team goals and being flexible
  • Manages Knowledge by researching new idea ideas and capturing new learning
  • Shares Knowledge by communicating with focus, simplicity and clarity and is able to differentiate fact from opinion
  • Adapts to Change by being able to deal with uncertainty and accepting new ideas
  • Plans and Organises well, by prioritising their activities and managing their time
  • Applies their Expertise and Skills by keeping up to date with their specialist knowledge and demonstrating business and financial awareness
  • Delivers Results to a high standard whilst meeting financial targets and deadlines

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Meeting individual sales targets
  • Meeting business unit sales targets
  • Genetic Consultant and Customer Service satisfaction

Additional Information:

  • Role requires occasional overnight stays away from home for meetings or events.
  • Flexibility with working hours to accommodate the needs of the customer.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to Jane Davis at by Friday 30th April.

For more information