Group Business Manager



MerlinVet-cel is hiring for the role of Group Business Manager covering Central England. This is a full-time, permanent position, which is ideally suited to somebody with experience of sales in the veterinary sector. This role has been created given our continued growth and seeks to maximise opportunities in the Central England area. Though this is primarily a sales role, you will be expected to fulfil other duties that affect the veterinary sector. This is a challenging, exciting, but rewarding opportunity for a self-motivated person.

Hours: This role is full-time, working 40 hours a week. Travel is essential in this role, and you would be expected to occasionally represent the company at industry events which may take place on a weekend

Location: Central England/Midlands, United Kingdom

Salary: Competitive – DOE

Start Date: Summer 2023

Essential Requirements: 3+ years’ experience in sales in the pharmaceutical, health, or veterinary sector

Key Responsibilities:
This is more than just a sales position – the successful candidate must have a solid understanding of how a practice operates and what they need to thrive; this role requires knowledge of the full spectrum of issues affecting veterinary practices on a regular basis, including sales, staff issues, health plans, IT, and much more. This position’s responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
- Acquiring new customers in the Midlands/Central England area
- Assisting in the delivery and rollout of the organisation’s health plans service
- Supporting our existing members
- Maintaining relationships with partners and negotiating support deals
- Developing our sister companies within the membership, along with non-member practices
- Representing the company at events, utilising networking skills to form new partnerships

The successful candidate must be:
- Experienced within the veterinary industry, with direct experience in either veterinary practice, veterinary wholesale, or veterinary manufacturing
- Adaptable – this is crucial to success in the role, as the position covers so many areas of veterinary support
- Highly organised with good leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Self-motivated and able to work independently when required and as part of a team
- Passionate about the veterinary sector and animal welfare/agricultural sector

The successful candidate must have:
- An understanding of the veterinary and pharmaceuticals sector, including how medicinal products are purchased and sold
- 3+ years’ experience within the veterinary, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, or related industry
- Wholesale and/or sales experience

You will bring your own experiences to the role, where your input, opinions, and suggestions will always be listened to and valued. This role offers a high degree of autonomy, and you will help shape our activity as our team thrives on knowledge-sharing across all parts of the business.

Who will I be working for?
MerlinVet-cel is the country’s oldest Veterinary Buying Group servicing independent veterinary practices. MerlinVet-cel is much more than just a buying group though; we provide support for independent practices of all sizes across the UK, improving businesses’ profitability through competitive rebates and reduced administration costs. MerlinVet-cel is based in Kincardine, in the heart of Scotland. As this role is a mixture of home and field-based, you will occasionally be expected to travel to the office in Scotland.

MerlinVet-cel forms part of MerlinVet Group, which comprises a bespoke wholesaler, import/export business, buying group (MerlinVet-cel), health plan provider, and anaesthetic gas exposure monitoring service. By listening to the needs of vets we provide products, services, business solutions and support needed to run efficient and profitable practices. All parts of the Group work together to realise our ambitions.

- Competitive Salary (dependant on experience)
- Friendly and welcoming office, culture & team environment
- Generous holiday allowance
- Pension
- Company vehicle
- Computer & mobile phone
- Be part of an experienced team in an innovative and growing company

Equal Opportunities
MerlinVet-cel is an equal opportunities employer, and we embrace the benefits that a diverse workforce brings. We welcome applications regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability or medical condition, ethnicity, race, religion, family status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by appropriate law.


Midlands/Central England

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