British Heart Foundation

Retail New Business Manager

England, Surrey
Up to £38000 per annum + benefits
19 Jun 2019
17 Jul 2019
7154 (700025)
Marketing Disciplines
Business Development
Industry Sector
Charity / Not for Profit
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the largest funder of heart research in the UK. Some of the most innovative, ground-breaking and important achievements in heart research over the past 50 years have been made thanks to work supported by us. Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely from heart disease.

Our award winning retail division is the largest and most successful charity retailer in the UK comprising of 562 Fashion shops, 175 Furniture shops and together they help deliver a profit of over £29m a year in the fight for every heartbeat.

About the role

As Retail New Business Manager your job will be to liaise with a wide range of organisations including high street retailers and manufacturers to source donated stock for our shops and stores.

Your role is hands-on and you'll be tasked with delivering our comprehensive strategic plan from setting up new mutually beneficial partnerships, co-ordinating all of the operational aspects to monitoring and evaluating activity and reporting both internally and externally.

You'll be working closely with our shop and store colleagues as well as with other fundraising functions across the charity.

About you

To be successful in this role you'll need to be creative, able to think outside the box and to generate new commercially viable ideas. You'll also have excellent customer service skills you'll use to ensuring the BHF brand is promoted well to our partners.

You'll also need to have:
* A broad B2B business background with a proven track record of success against targets
* Excellent communication skills,
* The ability to build strong and lasting relationships with key stakeholders
* The confidence to approach new contacts to build up our donations

You'll also need to have strong organisational skills, able to work on numerous projects at any one time and ensure that key deadlines are met and exceeded wherever possible.

In return we offer a generous benefits package including flexible working, healthcare cover, dental plan, subsidised gym membership and substantial annual leave.

About us

We research all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular Dementia, Diabetes and many more. All connected, all under siege. Because our research is the promise of future cures and treatments.

How to apply

To apply for this role use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria.

British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.