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Business Development Manager - Anaerobic Digestion

Northampton, Northamptonshire

car allowance, bonus & more


Sector: Renewable Energy

Posted: 07/11/2023

Ref: BBBH23386_1699372423

Business Development Manager - Anaerobic Digestion
UK - Remote Working with Travel
Up to £85,000
Package also includes bonus, car allowance, private health, life insurance & more

This is a very unique and rare opportunity with project origination and overall development of a new business unit within an existing global company being at the forefront of the role. This is a fantastic role for someone who has an entrepreneurial streak and who has a huge passion for anaerobic digestion.
About the role:
Astute's Renewables team is retained by a global business who own and/or operate 1GW of renewable energy assets to recruit a Business Development Manager / Project & Business Development Manager in the UK market.

The Business Development Manager role comes with a negotiable salary and financial package to be discussed with Astute and comes with an almost limitless growth opportunity.

If you're an anaerobic digestion professional with excellent commercial and business acumen, coupled with an excellent network in the sector, please apply.
Responsibilities and duties:
Reporting to the Head of Growth you will:
  • Proactively identify, evaluate, pursue and develop new business opportunities (greenfield or acquisition) for the client's UK portfolio
  • Lead, alongside the Head of Growth, in developing the strategy to grow in the UK market and action these plans
  • Assessing the feasibility and financial viability of potential ventures as well as setting targets, milestones and metrics to measure success
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, industry associations and more
  • Execution of project development from opportunity origination through to FID
  • Discovering and helping to manage M&A opportunities
  • Providing thought leadership to the company and sector, staying close to all news in the market, including subsidies, tariffs and the like
  • Be open to a future of project origination for different renewable energy technologies in different geographies too
  • Full job available upon application and/or direct contact with Tim at Astute
Professional qualifications:
We are looking for someone with the following:
  • An excellent working knowledge of the AD market and sector
  • A degree in a relevant commercial and/or engineering discipline would be advantageous
  • Experience in dealing with mergers and acquisitions is a huge bonus
  • A background from a funder or an operational background with excellent commercial and business acumen is required
Personal skills:
The Business Development Manager role would suit someone who is:
  • Hugely passionate about the AD sector
  • Someone who is entrepreneurial, decisive and can make tough decision
  • Highly organised, resilient and just as comfortable speaking with C-suite to funders and AD Operators too
  • The ability and aptitude to develop relationships, gain buy-in and to create long-lasting bonds
Salary and benefits of the Business Development Manager role:
  • Salary up to £85,000
  • Car allowance of c£600 per month
  • Annual, company bonus
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • 26 days holiday plus BH
  • Medicash scheme
  • Great pension %
How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 02393 910108 to speak to Tim Norford who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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