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Business Development Lead 🔥

We are looking for a highly motivated, outgoing, Business Development Lead who loves our product, dealing with people and can learn fast.
About Yum Bug

At Yum Bug we turn insects into delicious foods people love and recognise like burgers, mince and nuggets. Our bug-based foods aren't just great for the planet but are also great for you with about 30% more protein than beef.

We have had backing from the likes of Holly Branson (Virgin), Peter Norris (Virgin), Carl Pei (Nothing, One Plus), James Frost (Gay Times).

 

We’re on a mission to change perceptions and take edible insects mainstream. To do this Yum Bug is building a world-class team of fun-loving, ambitious people, and we’d love you to be one of them! 

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Role

As our BD Lead you will be responsible for getting our grub onto menus across the UK, and organising activation events (pop-ups, samplings, festivals etc).

You’ll be:
  • Finding restaurants to list our grub, and managing their accounts

  • Working directly with our CEO to build and refine our sales playbook

  • Managing all activations and events (pop-ups, samplings, festivals etc.)

  • Occasionally working on weekends (ie. to run events)

  • Jumping in to help other team members every so often, when necessary

What you need to do the job effectively:
  • Believe insects are the future of food, and have a strong desire to help create a more sustainable food system

  • Genuinely like our products to the point that you would actually eat them yourself

  • Be a spreadsheet wizard

  • Able to communicate clearly and lead a team – particularly for running events

  • Charismatic and charming with amazing people skills

  • Clean UK driving licence

  • Speak, read and write in perfect English

Bonus (but not at all essential): 
  • Have sold products into restaurants before or sold anything for a food brand.

  • Experience running events

Who You Are

Your character and values are just as important to us as your experience and skills. We only hire really kind people!

Values we’d love from you:
  • Has a growth mindset

  • Very organised!

  • Sense of humour with a healthy dose of humility

  • Gains energy from being around others – and interested in others.

  • Driven to be the best

  • Loves learning and relishes any opportunity to improve

  • Loves solving problems – and takes ownership of them

  • Able to take (and give) constructive feedback

  • Positive – a glass half full kind of person

What You'll Get

£25k – £35k per annum, company share options, a real opportunity to shape the future of food with a young, fun and ambitious team in role of a lifetime (we think!), and have a blast along the way!

How to Apply
  • Click the 'Apply' button below or email 'work@yumbug.com'

  • Subject the email 'BD Lead – Your Full Name'. So if your name is Lucy Jones it would be 'BD Lead – Lucy Jones'. Important you follow this we wont see it otherwise!

Please Send
  • CV

  • Cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us


We suggest not waiting for the deadline to submit your application. There is a slight advantage to getting your application in earlier – by the very nature of us seeing it sooner.

Applications assessed on a rolling basis from 9th September

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