Business Development Manager

Salary: £25k – £28k + Car + commission – OTE £50-£60k per annum

About the Company

As one of the UK’s leading distributors of free magazines and newspapers, Self Select Distribution, work with a large range of PLC publishers and smaller independent groups to develop effective retail distribution strategies across the UK.

Self Select operate primarily via a network of exclusive supermarket groups including Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons and Co-op. Displays stands in stores allow shoppers to pick up which ever free title appeals to them.

Self Select Distribution is an independent company based in Greater Manchester which provides a professional publication distribution service to clients including London Evening Standard, Newsquest, Reach PLC, JPI Media and a wide range of small independent publishers across various sectors.

Role and Responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Development manager with responsibility to manage and develop a range of current clients as well as source and develop new publishers & accounts across a variety of different market sectors.

The candidate must be comfortable presenting and working closely with clients at a senior level and able to develop distribution plans and strategies.

You will ideally need:

  • A proven track record in sales and business development
  • Previous publishing industry experience & background
  • Ability to source and generate new clients on a consistent basis
  • Excellent communication, IT & interpersonal skills
  • Desire to achieve and exceed targets
  • Customer-centric, solution-focused skills and the ability to build a long-term rapport with clients

Salary & Benefits

  • Basic salary £25- £28k per annum depending upon experience
  • Achievable monthly commission structure
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Company Car
  • Working with a market leading company in a friendly and caring environment
  • Ongoing training and personal performance reviews

All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV to and a short statement about yourself to highlight the extent to which your skills and experience meets the requirements of the role and your motivation behind applying.