Business Development Manager

  • Job Reference: 10/05
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 20% performance bonus, car
  • Sector: Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Advancing People are recruiting for an experienced Business Development Manager to join one of their Bedford clients. This role is to work for a well known brand with a great reputation.

Overall Purpose

Overall responsibility for finding "new" opportunities to drive business

Key Impact of role

Creation of new business & sales growth by;

  • Maximising new business opportunities to sell services in existing and new channels.
  • Build & manage the commercial template around opportunities
  • Ensuring retention and growth of clients

Key responsibilities

  • To lead and manage sales
  • To lead and focus on New Business Development.
  • To be overall responsible for the achievement of the new business growth and development.
  • To work closely with senior management and management team to ensure all opportunities are maximised
  • To produce an annual strategic business plan, which demonstrates commercial gain for the product and monthly progress report
  • To ensure the creation and management of an opportunity pipeline.
  • To work closely with other company entities to expand the opportunity of the product
  • To ensure resource is correctly applied and the correct channel management approach is also utilised
  • Develop and sustain a strong understanding of the major accounts and act as the senior relationship holder within these account
  • Provide leadership and sign off for commercial decisions, in-line with correct authorisation protocols for all accounts
  • Continually drive and motivate the team to explore new business opportunities
  • To build new and sustain relationships to maximise all opportunities.

Key competencies

  • Experience of working within a sales environment and delivering consistent high level performance
  • Experience in business development around new business concepts.
  • Graduate calibre with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent commercial acumen coupled with good negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Tenacity and determination plus the ability to work under pressure without line supervision
  • Pragmatism and a 'can-do' attitude
  • PC literate - Microsoft Office

Salary: Up to £60,000 dependent on experience.

Benefits: 20% Performance Bonus + Company car/Car Allowance + Pension (6% Employer Contribution, 3% Employee Contribution), Private Medical Cover, Life Assurance, 25 days holiday (+ Bank holidays).

Location: Field based national role. Successful candidate should be based south of Northampton and close to good road networks.

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