A Business Development Manager is required at our North West Distribution Centre

We're looking for a dynamic, ambitious and driven person to join the team at our North West Regional Distribution Centre

This newly created position offers an excellent opportunity to work alongside a forward thinking team and a chance to be part of a Global industrial group - Axel Johnson International (opens new window)

As the Business Development Manager, you're role will be to look for opportunities to grow our existing accounts, whilst seeking out new clients for the company.

Experience: Prior experience within the industrial engineering sector is an advantage, but if you excel in other areas we can work around this.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Working hours: 40 Hours per week

Reporting to: The Regional Manager

Acorn North West


  • Researching and sourcing potential business opportunities and contacts
  • Following up business leads and identifying new sales opportunities
  • Setting up client meetings, customer visits, online meetings
  • Preparing professional presentations for new clients, selling all the features of why they should move their custom over or stay with our company
  • Preparing and submitting formal business tenders and proposals
  • Managing ongoing business accounts whilst building new relationships
  • Communicate with the branch manager & colleagues what your plans are for that week, where/who you will be visiting/ meeting
  • To positively promote the company and its products and services and ensure that a professional image is provided at all times to customers and colleagues
  • To undertake, when requested by the managing directors, additional reasonable tasks and responsibilities not outlined above in order to support the success and continuing performance of the department and company.
  • To abide by the company’s confidentiality agreement when carrying out all tasks as part of this role.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the confidence to approach people at all levels of seniority
  • Ambitious and persistent
  • Self-motivated and enjoy working to targets
  • A natural networker
  • Articulate, confident communicator and presenter
  • Commercial knowledge to analyse market data and identify new opportunities
  • Strong team player, but equally good at taking initiative
  • Strong sales and negotiation techniques


  • Experience within the Industrial Component Distribution Sector & MRO/OEM Sectors
  • Previously worked in sales, marketing or project management
  • Management experience is desirable
  • Full clean UK drivers Licence

Apply for this position

We are always looking for passionate, talented and enthusiastic people to join the team.

We make sure every Acorn employee has the chance to make a difference - we offer career-enhancing development opportunities for those with the talent and energy to drive us forward. In addition, as Acorn is part of Axel Johnson International, there are also potential career opportunities within 25 countries worldwide.

If you think you have what it takes to improve how we do things, then we would like to hear from you. Please email your CV and a covering letter to :-


Or apply by post to -

The HR Manager
Acorn Industrial Services Ltd (Head Office)
Unit A, Denby Way
Hellaby Industrial Estate
S66 8HR

Inclusion and Diversity:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We provide an inclusive environment for all our employees.

We are committed to fostering inclusion and diversity in relation to our employees, customers and the community in which we operate.

We aim to ensure that all our employees have the opportunity to develop to their full potential regardless of race, gender, nationality, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or background; and we will not allow artificial or prejudicial barriers from obstructing their career and personal development.