Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Basic £30k+Bonus. (OTE £45-60k)

New Business as a craft has a great deal of respect within Nationwide Utilities and as such you’ll be in contact with senior-level and sometimes c-suite employees and should feel confident around these stakeholders. You’ll be owning the customer journey to create advocacy from a wide variety and scale of clients and looking to build opportunities after projects for the Account Management team to develop lasting relationships.

The role is SW London based with potentially nationwide travel where pitching face to face is required. Whilst balancing between working remotely or from the London office is a crucial requirement, you are hyper organised, empathetic self-aware and willing and able to communicate and collaborate with a team of super-talented people.

You must be a natural communicator who can work with people at all levels of the business and must be comfortable communicating with senior-level staff. You will be able to motivate others to produce work quickly, liaising with all departments – from sales support, marketing and account managers – to turn around leads speedily and successfully. You should be curious and friendly and most importantly, excited by winning.

Your experience to date need not necessarily be from within energy solutions. However, you must understand the decision-making processes that drive buying decisions in this sector and recognise the triggers that prompt organisations to review the market to consider changing suppliers. 

The task at hand:

  • Building and maintaining a new business pipeline from multiple sources (inbound, your network, self-sourced) that enables you to deliver results consistently on and above target.
  • You’ll need to be hungry, focused and self-motivated to mine LinkedIn for ever more contacts, pick up the phone and spread the word. 
  • Oversee the end to end journey of new client business with the support of a client services team. From qualifying the leads and setting up presentations to show solutions to building winning proposals and leveraging an internal network to move them through the sales cycle
  • Support a contact strategy and sales cycle, which includes a variety of push and pull tactics, events and thought leadership.
  • High level of attention to detail with data management in the CRM. Able to navigate dashboard reports to understand performance and be proactively managing personal development.
  • Build relationships across the business, ensuring the business development team is deemed professional, a beacon for new business best practice and the beating heart of the business

The Ideal Candidate has:

  • A positive, go-getter attitude will see you fit into this team- everyone roll’s up their sleeves and gets stuck in!
  • The type or ethic never to sit back and wait for spoonfed opportunities and will approach each day with enthusiasm and drive to open new doors. 
  • A style that is bright, creative, motivated and a natural when it comes to dealing with clients and building relationships
  • The ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary project teams to enable all participants to feel equally invested in strategies and executions and keep everyone in the know and in a position to succeed.
  • A sparkling personality that will mesh well with the existing Nationwide Utilities family (we love smart people with a dash of quirkiness and humour)
  • An interest and comfort level in standing in front of a client or a room full of peers and giving their opinion or a presentation.
  • The uncanny ability to see opportunities and solutions in the face of a challenge.
  • Bags of empathy and have a high level of emotional intelligence with a similarly full bag of energy and positive outlook.

Key criteria for demonstratable competency

  • Empathy – Finds it easy to imagine themselves in the other persons shoes. Openly displays a genuine level of deep understanding of a customer and can communicate in a way that targets these motivations.
  • Emotional intelligence – Pays attention to emotions at all times and can take self-awareness and apply self-regulation. Can use this way of being to tailor responses in all situations at all levels
  • Coachable – Responds positively to feedback and approaches it with an open mindset and opportunity to develop. Follows through on the comments and manages upwards to share development.
  • Growth mindset – Sees failure as a learning opportunity and pushes themselves more each time. Doesn’t get complacent with failure demonstrated with resilience.
  • Delivers Results – Takes total accountability for achieving exceptional business results with a sense of urgency.

Business Development Skills and Qualifications:

Business Development Experience, Client-Focused Solutions Experience, Project Management Skills, Ability to Communicate Client Needs with Staff, Talent for Influencing Client Management, CRM, Hubspot, Ability to Manage Multiple Projects and Relationships Simultaneously, Negotiation Skills, Listening Skills, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Time Management Skills, BA/BS Degree

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