An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and driven Business Development Manager to join our growing midlands based tyre wholesale business.

The Role

As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for proactively managing your own diary, selectively prioritising and planning your appointments in line with the demands of the business. Tasked with managing and developing your existing accounts in the local B2B market and targeted on delivering an element of incremental growth through new business are key aspects to the role.

You will be required to work closely with your colleagues in the field, as well as the internal sales team to identify opportunities, solve problems and maintain relationships to the exemplary standard that is synonymous with our reputation.

Working hours are Monday to Friday – 8.30 – 5.30 with the possibility of working some weekends if required.

Responsibilities and Duties

Reporting in to the Sales Manager your role will be to deliver on the following key objectives:-

  • Deliver on Individual sales KPI’s.
  • Integrate into the existing salesforce and contribute to departmental objectives.
  • Drive the growth and profitability of your assigned territory.
  • Increase market share within your territory.
  • Develop the key dealer network in your territory.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal applicant will already be a successful Business Development Manager with at least 3 years’ experience in the automotive sector, ideally from within the tyre industry. The role would suit a passionate and energetic individual looking for a new challenge within a thriving and forward thinking business.

To be successful in the role the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies:-

  • An ability to communicate and influence at all levels ideally with multi-channel experience in this sector.
  • A highly independent thinker, self-motivated and able to take ownership for their business territory.
  • A need to succeed, relishing the challenge of operating in a highly dynamic, sales oriented environment.
  • A logical thinker with an innovative though process capable of maximising revenue streams and managing the delivery of a first class service.
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships across all areas of the business.
  • An analytical mind set, able to strategize, implement, and deliver growth and profitability campaigns in their business.
  • A strong commercial awareness.


Salary: Competitive basic salary & bonus, Commission, Company Car, Laptop, Mobile Phone

Job Type: Full-time

Closing date for applications Friday 26th October.


Salary: Negotiable

Job Type: Permanent

Reporting to: Sales Director

Company: Kirkby Tyres is one of the UK’s largest award-winning wholesalers with over 60 years’ experience of tyre and wheel wholesaling and distribution. The Company offers the UK and Irish markets the widest range of tyres and wheels in the industry.

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking an experienced sales professional to cover the South East of England Area. You would be working closely with our existing Sales Team, reporting directly to the Sales Director whilst enjoying new and exciting challenges.

Candidate requirements:

  • Previously worked in a sales role within the tyre industry (knowledge of agricultural, plant and truck tyres essential).
  • The ability to communicate at all levels.
  • A self-motivated individual able to work using their own initiative.
  • Manage existing accounts to realise full potential and capitalise on all opportunities.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet all deadlines.
  • To identify new business and maximise growth whilst building new relationships.
  • Organised and plan to efficiently cover the full customer base in the area.
  • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

The successful candidate will be based at their home address which should ideally be within the South East of England area but they should also expect some nights away from home. In return, we offer an attractive basic salary, generous commission scheme and company vehicle plus other benefits.

Should you wish to be an integral part of our growing, vibrant Sales Team whilst relishing new opportunities with a fast-growing Company, please forward your C.V. and covering letter to

Expiration date: 16/11/2018

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