Job Reference: 020-GCBDM

Greater Manchester, UK
Margaret Smith

My client is an international supplier of parts and equipment to the engineering and manufacturing industries. Due to continued expansion, they are seeking an enthusiastic Business Development Manager to join and strengthen their Field Sales team covering the Greater Manchester area.

The Role

To seek new opportunities to profitably grow the business or specific accounts by securing new clients for the company through advertising, publishing and new media.

Work with the sales team and other managers to increase sales opportunities and maximise revenue.

Key Responsibilities

Researching and sourcing potential business opportunities and contacts

Following up business leads and identifying new sales opportunities

Setting up client meetings

Preparing professional presentations for new clients, selling all the features of why they should move their custom over or stay with our company

Preparing and submitting formal business tenders and proposals

Managing ongoing business accounts whilst building new relationships

Communicate with other team members what your plans are for that week, where/who you will be visiting

To positively promote the company and its products and services and ensure that a professional image is provided at all times to customers and colleagues

The Candidate

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the confidence to approach people at all levels of seniority
  • Ambitious and persistent
  • Self-motivated and enjoy working to targets
  • A natural networker
  • Articulate, confident communicator and presenter
  • Commercial knowledge to analyse market data and identify new opportunities
  • Strong team player, but equally good at taking initiative
  • Strong sales and negotiation techniques
  • Preparing and presenting business tenders
  • Managing business pitches
  • Experience in engineering / technical sales is preferred
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Standard grades in English and Maths as a minimum
  • Previously worked in sales, marketing or project management
  • Management experience is desirable

The Package

  • Competitive salary offered (negotiable dependent upon experience) with Company Car & bonus system
  • Full UK Driving Licence (desirable)
  • 22 days paid annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • Company paid health cash plan after completion of successful probationary period.

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