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Business Development Manager

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Our client is a world-leading supplier, with a rich heritage and a clear focus on innovation and customer satisfaction. They are seeking an ambitious Business Development Manager to join their team in Manchester. This role offers the opportunity to be part of a newly created team tasked with generating accelerated growth using new investment technologies and bringing new products into the market. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the technical capabilities of the new products and will be expected to work closely on future product developments. * Opportunity to be part of a newly created team focused on accelerating growth * Role requires strong understanding of technical capabilities of new products * Candidate will work closely on future product developments

What you'll do:
As a Business Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving our client's growth strategy. You will take ownership for forecasting New Product Introduction (NPI) into their commercial strategy, contributing to marketing strategies that drive awareness of NPI among relevant customer groups. Your role will involve developing and securing new customer or distributor acquisition targets, determining strategies to develop profitable sales, and maximising the benefits of the NPI portfolio. You will also liaise with distributors/customers, helping them select NPI based on commercial and technical aspects while maintaining mutually beneficial working relationships.

* Ownership for the forecast of New Product Introduction (NPI) into the short, medium and long-term Commercial strategy of the business
* Accountable for understanding critical market and customer insights to support the build-up and commercialisation of NPI developed by the business
* Contributor to the Marketing Strategy that drives awareness of NPI in the relevant customer group
* To develop and secure new customer or distributor acquisition targets
* To determine, in conjunction with the distributor(s), the best strategy to develop profitable sales and maximise the benefits of the NPI portfolio and the brand and service
* To liaise, negotiate and help distributors/customers with the selection of NPI based upon commercial and technical aspects
* To develop and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with distributors/customers

What you bring:
The ideal Business Development Manager will bring a high-achieving career in business development, with a proven ability to exceed revenue and margin targets. You will be imaginative, capable of driving sustainable cash generative sales for NPI products, and able to communicate professionally while developing strategic relationships within a client base. Your commercial intelligence, curiosity, and progressive mindset will be key assets in this role. Experience in strategic, solution-based sales in a technically led industry is essential, as is the demonstrated ability to find and lead process changes that benefit business progress and growth.

* High-achieving Business Development career with demonstrable ability to hit and exceed revenue and margin targets
* Imaginative and capable of driving sustainable cash generative sales for NPI products
* Able to communicate professionally and develop strategic relationships within a client base
* Commercially intelligent, curious and progressive
* Experience of strategic, solution-based sales in a technically led industry (12-18 month) sales cycle
* Demonstrated ability to find and lead process changes that are quantifiable, impactful and benefit business progress and growth

What sets this company apart:
Our client is a world-leading supplier with a rich heritage of over 90 years. Despite their long history, they have consistently stayed ahead of the competition through high levels of energy and innovation, as well as a clear focus on technical input and product innovation. They have a clear emphasis on technical input and guidance into correct product selection. Their commitment to customer focus and satisfaction has earned them numerous prestigious partnerships.

What's next:
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to accelerate your career!
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Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Sales & Commercial

Focus: Business Development

Industry: Manufacturing and Production

Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Greater Manchester

Job Reference: 51026963/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: Will Lever

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