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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Start date - June 2020
Salary - £60,000 - £70,000
Location - UK and Europe based role

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join a growing business in the Renewable energy sector. Our Client have developed a state of the art technology for 2G lignocellulosic bio-refining of biomass resulting in multiple product and income streams, so the role of BDM is highly important to keep progressing the business in the right direction.

As a business development manager, you'll need to:

  • identify new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, products and services
  • seek out the appropriate contact in an organisation
  • generate leads and cold call prospective customers
  • meet with customers/clients face to face or over the phone
  • understand the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these
  • think strategically - seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the business
  • work strategically - carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes
  • draw up client contracts - depending on the size of company, this task may be completed by someone else or agreements may not be as formal
  • have a good understanding of the businesses' products or services and be able to advise others about them
  • ensure staff are on board throughout the organisation, and understand the need for change and what is required of them
  • train members of your team, arranging external training where appropriate
  • discuss promotional strategy and activities with the marketing department
  • liaise with the finance team, warehousing and logistics departments as appropriate
  • seek ways of improving the way the business operates
  • attend seminars, conferences and events where appropriate
  • keep abreast of trends and changes in the business world.
  • help to plan sales campaigns
  • create a sales pipeline
  • negotiate pricing with customers, and suppliers in some cases
  • carry out sales forecasts and analysis and present your findings to senior management.


If you are interested in this exciting role then please contact Greg Storey on gstorey@astutetechnical.co.uk or on 02392 222 966 .

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