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Business Development Manager

Posted 24/10/2022
£60,000 per annum
Full time

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.

Advancing People - The Recruitment Specialist

Advancing People Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency.

Advancing People

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