Business Development - Manchester

We are looking for someone to look after our Business Development up in Manchester.

About us
We’ve been roasting speciality coffee for over 30 years. From humble beginnings as a little coffee cart in Auckland, NZ, Allpress has evolved into a sophisticated brand that stands for flavour and service.  Right from the start three core principles have formed the backbone of our business – People, Flavour and Innovation.
We are united in our genuine care for each other, our customers, and our belief in what we do. We need great people who will bring their imagination, skills and most importantly, their passion to our business.
By becoming part of Allpress we offer our team:
• Full role-specific training 
• An employee assistance programme supporting your mental health
• Personal leave day allowance
• Good work-life balance
• Personal wellbeing budget
• Community outreach day
• Fully paid access to gympass
• Vast career development
• A range of activities from yoga to book clubs throughout the year
• A transparent and friendly company culture



About the role


This is a truly unique and rewarding role not to mention, good fun. While most people use their weekends to visit the newest and most exciting cafes, this will be your job.

The role will be based from our Manchester Hub with a love of travel a plus as we grow our customer base in the North UK market. This is a pivotal role within our Business Development team, and you will learn about and share our unique coffee offering and wholesale support.

We’re looking for someone with proven communication skills, with a focus on great listening and questioning. You are passionate and driven and will prospect new business, from cafes to groceries, in order to keep an up to date sales pipeline. Part of the role will also be qualifying and converting incoming enquiries in a way that represents Allpress and our culture.

Conscious contact is at the forefront of our customer relationship strategy, so this role will also see you get out and about around London and further afield, to see how our customers and doing and working with them to improve their coffee offering.

We work with a wide variety of businesses, from owner operator to larger multi-site, so the ability to adapt to different scenarios is a must. You will need to build rapport with business owners and work collaboratively with our team to turn these relationships into a long term, meaningful business partnership.

You will be a brand ambassador for Allpress and work alongside our Events and Marketing team on opportunities that generate leads, seeking out businesses that share our passion for quality coffee.

This energetic role will suit you best if you value the importance of collaboration and teamwork in achieving a shared vision, balanced with self-motivation and the ability to work autonomously.

A passion for coffee and the hospitality industry is a must, and experience in sales and account management is beneficial but not essential.


About you


  • Highly developed communication skills

  • Experience working in Sales and/or Account Management is beneficial but not essential

  • Genuinely enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life

  • Excellent customer service skill

  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to multitask

  • Self-motivated

  • Ability to travel

  • Good eye for detail


This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who already has coffee experience and is looking to further their career in sales and the hospitality industry. We offer full training, great staff perks, a competitive salary, career development and a great company culture.


At Allpress we are proud to promote diversity and flexible working. We are an equal opportunities employer who values inclusivity.


If this sounds like you then please apply with your CV and a cover letter explaining:

  • Why you’d like to work for Allpress

  • What interests you in the role

  • Why you think you’d be a good fit


Hours: 5 days per week around 40 hours per week.

Days: Monday - Friday

Times: Most of the team work between 9-5 but this can be flexible to work around you. 

Probation period: 3 months 

Reporting to: North Regional Manager

Experience: A love for hospitality and the coffee industry is required plus previous experience in sales and account management is beneficial but not essential for the role.


Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At Allpress we truly believe we are better together – We are committed to being an inclusive organisation where all people feel valued, respected and engaged.

We commit to…

Continuously working towards removing barriers and bias.

Building inclusive teams who represent people from all groups in society

Building a safe environment where it is encouraged to speak out against discrimination in any form.

Cultivating a sense of belonging by encouraging our people to fearlessly bring their whole selves to work.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please apply below, including a personalised cover letter telling us why you’re the perfect person for this role.