Export Business Development Manager

Remote – Portugal, Ireland or UK


The global animal health business has a strong focus on increasing the human and animal bond coupled with improving the profitability of production animals. Centric to this mission is providing effective solutions in a pharmaceutical capacity, delivering quality solutions and products. Chanelle has a strong pipeline to meet this vision which is shared amongst the top ten global companies. This position within the Chanelle export team will be pivotal in ensuring Chanelle performs as the strategic partner for the current and future business of each key animal health company.

The Business Development Manager for the export team is a key role within the Chanelle business and delivering the short, medium, and long-term business goals aligned. The primary focus is to achieve or succeed the sales and margin budgets from the product range across the designated accounts. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and growing the key customer relationship within the Export market and promoting the Chanelle branded and own-label manufactured products.

This role will focus on the current and planned strategic initiatives and the successful candidate will utilise the business relationships to develop the key account strategic plans for the designated territory. Futuristic outlooks and working in partnership will be core requirements to ensure Chanelle is seen as the partner of choice for each key account. Strategy development, customer excellence delivery and issues resolution are key to this role.

Working both cross functionally within the Chanelle export team as well as dynamic thinking is key to the success with the role. This role will report directly to the Head of Exports.


    • Building customer and key opinion leader relationships across the customer base of the defined territory
    • Understanding the organization structures within each key account and where to maximize and leverage these roles is critical in global accounts.
    • Help to create a positive environment in which the company’s products and/or services can be promoted in alignment with the company strategy
    • Develop sales proposals and create new initiatives to create an enhanced product offering to the key accounts in line with the pipeline
    • Continue to validate and update relevant information which is central to key account management process within CRM and across the team
    • Development of Key Account Business Plans to include identification of business expansion opportunities within each key account, promotional spend plan within each account, portfolio penetration objectives, relationship management and client development plans. Devise sales processes to implement business plan.
    • Manage account performance against plan and update to management on a monthly business
    • Establish effective relationships with a broad range of contacts across the designated accounts to ensure opportunities identified and solutions implemented.
    • Plan activities to maximise field call days and personal contact with customers showing most potential for development of their business and comply with call coverage standards.
    • Ensure call cycles are planned three months in advance with clear activities and actions mapped and based on efficient business planning
    • Maintain current and accurate records of all customer accounts and meeting actions within the CRM system.
    • Compile and maintain a data base of potential customers/companies to target within the CRM system to include:
    • List of companies, location and contact person
    • Classification of companies in terms of potential
    • Frequency of contacting or visiting companies
    • Products each company has expressed an interest in.
    • Quantify and prioritise the opportunities
    • Use ‘Salesforce’ data to plan and monitor key account sales, distribution and volume development.
    • Control CPML delivery dates for customers and supporting the wider team with new product launch schedules and communications
    • Based on direction from senior management, design and implement effective monthly and other promotions ensuring maximum impact and utilising marketing resources. Generate, recommend and seek approval for new and novel promotions within each key account.
    • Ensure all pricing quotations are inline with the business producers for seeking approval
    • Input into and implementation of operational plans.
    • In particular input into and implementation of pricing strategy and liaison with marketing on competitor market pricing. Monitor market trends.
    • Prepare sales and delivery performance reports on a monthly basis.
    • Compliance with Export Department procedures is essential.
    • Develop a clear Strategic Account Management process to further enhance the future relationship of multi-national key accounts. Quarterly updating the plan to reflect the progress made each quarter.
    • Seek, identify and commit contracts spanned across not only own label but other opportunities such as development of new molecules and manufacturing of new active molecules within the key accounts for global markets


  • Excellent business acumen and commercial judgement
  • Familiarity with veterinary distributors and regulations in the global market
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required
  • Proven key account experience within the Veterinary market i.e. Highly tuned negotiation skills, strategic planning, execution
  • Highly competent on Microsoft office
  • Demonstrable analytical aptitude
  • Good planning or organisation skills
  • Highly credible with good communication and interpersonal skills, able to interface effectively with the customer and internal Chanelle personnel
  • A strong team player with the ability to work on their own initiative.
  • A proactive self starter
  • Experience with Salesforce is a distinct advantage but not essential



  • Veterinary or Agricultural Science (Degree Qualified)





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Export BD Manager

Reference No: J0739
Remote (UK/ Porto/ Ireland)