An appetising opportunity
There’s never been a better time to join our New Business Development team.
It’s a fantastic time to join Primark at our head office in Reading. Amazing fashion at affordable prices means that we’re a retailer going from strength-to-strength. But there’s real momentum across the business to achieve even more – and our New Business Development (NBD) team is at the heart of our plans to take Primark onto bigger and better things. Join us and be part of it all.
Life in New Business Development
Do you have a solid background in Food & Beverage? Maybe you’ve already got several years of commercial retail experience in the bag? This is your opportunity to grow not just your career but our entire business. Developing and improving our products, from business plans and pricing, right up to the marketing strategy.
In a competitive industry, we’re the growing business you can’t hold back. Supporting our growth, it’ll be your job to identify key decision makers and influencers within the marketplace. Keeping on top of the competition and industry will be vital to generating new business and products that customers will love.
What we’re looking for
An experienced candidate with a background in food & beverage who can deliver a strategic plan for growth that will develop and improve our current product offering in stores.
Some of your key responsibilities would include:
Building relationships. This could be with either new or existing business partners in order to maximise our revenue streams. It could also be with Procurement and Legal, for when you need assistance negotiating new commercial agreements.
Identifying opportunities. This means networking with key decision makers and influencers to identify and anticipate new trends that could generate business. You’ll work closely with the Director of New Business Development to recommend and implement an action plan.
Representing the business. We’ll look to you to represent us to potential partners all around the world, so some international travel may be required. You’ll also take ownership of customer issues and use your initiative to solve them.
Communication skills. Bring your integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism to negotiate new commercial agreements and manage sensitive matters. You’ll provide support to cross-functional teams in the development of budgets as well as business, product, pricing and marketing plans.
Why work with us?
At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals. Having a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme is our way of acknowledging this. We'll also provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark. We’ll encourage you to network and plan your own development – and we’ll give you lots of training, whether it’s in-house or through courses, to help you achieve your ambitions.
Being part of our Reading team, you’ll have the opportunity to work in our recently transformed head office where we’ve created the workplace of the future! It’s bright, airy and filled with natural light, and its spacious layout makes it easy to work across teams and get the lowdown on everything that’s happening at Primark. We’ve installed modern workstations that flex with the way you work and our meeting rooms all have state-of-the- art technology. But it’s not all work, work, work. We have stylish breakout areas and a café that specialises in fresh, nutritious menus – and if you’re feeling energetic, simply head down to the basement and use our fully equipped gym.
Living and working in Reading
Reading is a large, vibrant and historic university town in Berkshire that is ranked one of the UK’s top areas for economic success and wellbeing. There’s plenty to do here, from relaxing by the River Thames to shopping in the town’s large retail centre.
So, are you inspired to help Primark move onto bigger and better things? Join our NBD team in Reading.