Business Development Manager

United Kingdom
Competitive package
09 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Sales - Business Development
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

Win new business by actively selling the Professional Qualifications portfolio, (Accountancy and Finance) together with wider range of BPP corporate solutions. Key to success is a close working relationship with the contact centre, marketing and wider commercial team to identify new business leads and convert them into BPP customers. Wider support will be provided by PQ team including subject matter experts.

Job Background

Networking and developing new client relationships at senior level, this role will position BPP as a global professional services education/training business and university.

It requires a breadth and depth of knowledge of BPP to successfully turn opportunities into new business.

The BDM, will manage the full sales cycle including writing proposals, presentations, contracting and commercial negotiations.

Supported by the wider commercial team, BPP contact centre and marketing, the BDM will be responsible for lead generation/conversion and relevant networking activities.

The BDM will ensure insight gained from clients is shared across the wider BPP group to help BPP develop education and training solutions to meet client needs.

The role will evolve with the changing requirements of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

Working in collaboration with wider BPP, client services, and the commercial team:-

  • Align business development activity to the BPP PQ corporate strategy.
  • Identify and agree the primary new business targets.
  • Ensure annual individual growth targets are achieved to meet requirements of the BPP five year growth plan.
  • Prepare and agree the strategy for new business client engagement.
  • Establish and build senior relationships within clients, identify business opportunities and win new business.
  • Work closely with BPP PQ team and subject matter experts to ensure a coordinated approach is adopted to grow tailored corporate solutions in both the UK and globally.
  • Work with clients to identify and leverage wider opportunities.
  • Work with the wider commercial team to support sales activity for national targets clients.
  • Establish a network with strategic third parties, e.g. Institutes. Promote support and attend networking activities
  • Work with marketing department to ensure activities to support client engagement are coordinated and integrated.
  • Ensure you are fully up to date with BPP programmes, products and services.
  • Provide regular client feedback and competitor insight. Report on trends, developments, challenges and new opportunities.
  • Support the launch of new initiatives and products.
  • Report on targets and manage forecasting and budget.
  • Ensure all client activity is up to date within CRM - Salesforce.

Department Sales & Marketing - Business Development
Vacancy location UK, Home Based, Home Based

Candidate Criteria

  • A track record of winning new business in a B2B consultative sales environment.
  • Presence and stature to establish credibility with clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders including those within BPP.
  • Motivation and passion together with a proven approach to building pipelines and ultimately new business.
  • Ability to set strategic direction, and work with small teams to achieve common goals.
  • Experience of writing and producing tenders / presentations and contract negotiations.
  • Experience in the commercial and public sector with a determined and focused approach to drive new business.
  • Familiar with CRM tools and able to monitor and report individual financial performance.
  • The successful candidate will be commercially astute, have a logical approach but also a quick thinker and comfortable working alone.
  • A self-motivated performance focused individual. Ambitious to succeed and determined to make it happen.
  • Digital literacy skills – Microsoft Office 365 tools
  • Familiar with using CRM tools – ideally Salesforce
  • Full UK driving licence and use of own car

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Competitive package

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