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Solihull, West Midlands
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04 October 2019
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We are currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager to join a small, family run business near to Solihull (B94). You will be supporting the owner and director of the business in driving the business forward by taking responsibilities for sales and business development.

The company has a small internal team who support with the quotes and administration. You will be responsible for managing this team working closely with the marketing executive to bring in new leads and opportunities. The role is a blend of business development, sales administration and supporting the owner in key account management. It will be part office based but will include customer visits seeking to maximise all business opportunities.

Your responsibilities as a BDM

* Achievement of sales through visits and calls to customers
* Account Management to some degree of existing clients, maximising business where possible
* Seek out opportunities to identify future and existing sales opportunities within the UK
* Manage lapsed customers to re-engage
* Maximise sales and margin growth
* Build close and trusted working relationships with operational colleagues to ensure excellent levels of customer service and satisfaction are delivered
* Ensure that all areas of customer expectation are exceeded
* Manage the internal sales team with quotations, administration and lead generation
* Work closely with the marketing executive to generate new leads and manage the process so everything is followed up
* Develop, own and manage personal customer portfolio

Your Skills/ Experience

* Proven track record of winning business in a sales/ BDM role
* Experience of working with contractors/ ground-working essential, experience in the playground industry would be advantageous but not a necessity
* Knowledge of Salesforce would also be advantageous
* Hunger to achieve
* Ability to connect with all types and levels of people
* Able to think (quickly) on your feet, use initiative to make decisions where needed
* A people person - with good listening skills.
* A hard worker who accepts support but who does not need overly managing - a self-starter.
* Able to build internal relationships and work within a sales process.

Benefits to you

* Competitive Salary of up to £35k + commission + contributory pension
* Car/ Laptop/ Phone
* Office hours of 9-5
* Contributory pension
* 20 days annual leave plus statutory holidays

If you think that this is the role for you, please click apply today!

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.