Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

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  • Sector:

    Sales & Marketing

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  • Salary:

    £28,000 - £32,000 + commission

  • Contact:

    Matthew Ryan

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Business Development Manager
Are you experienced in building new, succesfull business relationships? Do you have the ability to source your own leads and follow them all the way through to completion? Do you have a degree or strong academic background? If so this could be the perfect role for you!

This is what you'll be doing

The business development executive will form part of the team which is responsible for the delivery of the sales development activity of the company in relation to client prospecting, lead generation, and the securing of new business. A major element of the role is the focus on external clients and new sector identification - in terms of securing new business with new accounts and the professional account handling of existing customers, leveraging their needs to generate further business.

The individual will play a significant role in contributing to the overall revenues and profitability of the company and the development and implementation of the ongoing sales strategy and order winning process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report to Directors on sales performance & strategy
  • Budgeting/Financial Forecasting
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Generate sales leads and follow ups
  • Win new orders from existing / new customers.
  •  Help formulate/implement the sales strategy for the company
  • Assist with marketing, PR, promo initiatives
  • Reporting of forecast and actual sales v business plans on a monthly basis
  • Ensure long term expansion of business through market opportunity
  • Develop contacts and long term relationships with networks, agencies etc
  • Identify and develop new market opportunities and the need for new product offering
  • Monitor, report and counter competitor activity
  • Assist in resolution of financial, commercial and company issues as appropriate e.g. product, service, quality, etc
  • Manages the relationship with key business contacts ensuring total fulfilment of all training needs
  • Writing proposals for clients
  • Working as part of the sales team
  • Represent the Company at networking events and business functions
The experience you'll bring to the team
The ideal candidate will have  broad based sales and selling experience, preferably ( but not essential) from the sector or a related industry.
  • Experience in solutions selling in a customer facing environment within the UK
  • Ability to develop, influence and implement a focused sales business strategy
  • Ability to win new business and secure new orders
  • Experience of hands on account management
  • Strong negotiation skills and Commercial knowledge
  • Experience of working in and with the business to business sectors
  • Ability to advise and influence people without direct authority or reporting lines
  • Good people management skills
  • Strong motivational abilities
  • A persuasive and sales oriented manner
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team player and builder of relationships both internally and externally
  • Ambitious to succeed and Results focused
  • Financially and commercially astute
  • High energy and enthusiasm levels
This is what you'll get in return
  • Basic salary:              £28k to £32k plus bonus scheme
  • Notice Period:           3 months either party
  • Annual Leave:           25 days + statutory holidays
  • Health Plan:              Yes
  • Pension:                     Membership of Company Personal Pension Plan
  • Car :                            Mileage allowance
  • Lieu Time :                Lieu given for agreed overtime
  • Bonus:                         Performance related
Are you up to the challenge?

Are you what we're looking for? Please get in touch today with sales specialist recruiter, Matthew Ryan on 02921 673727 or mryan@yolkrecruitment.com

Please apply with a CV and a cover letter outlining why you’re perfect for the role. We also have a referral scheme so if you know of someone who would be great for the role please get in touch.

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities