Business Development Manager
Do you love the thrill of hunting for new business and delighting your clients? Do you have a passion for creating extraordinary event experiences? If the answers are yes, this role could be perfect for you!
We’re looking for a true business development guru to seek out new opportunities and nurture existing ones in the North of England. In this autonomous role, you’ll grow the business to achieve national sales targets by implementing a strategic sales plan.
With a variety of fantastic venues to promote covering the length of the UK and including both stadia and heritage style venues, this role is suited ideally to a professional who communicates brilliantly, is self driven and can quickly understand the needs of our diverse portfolio.
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Working with the Head of Sales, you will create and execute a sales strategy to drive growth across our conference and events business, proactively managing key accounts and business development activities. This is a hands-on role, where you will be making appointments, following up leads, visiting future customers and developing existing client relationships.
You will generate new client leads and drive enquiries into the UK portfolio. In addition, you will take responsibility for promoting a positive culture across the sales team and venues, ensuring both customer and employee engagement and providing an exemplary sales experience at every opportunity.
The Ideal Candidate
- Excellent client relationship skills
- Proven success in achieving sales targets
- Previous experience in venue/hospitality sales
- Detailed knowledge of the events market
- Experience of event sales is essential
- Excellent negotiation skill
- Understanding of the business mix and key players in the North of England
Does this sound like a match made in heaven? If so, apply now!
£35,000 - £39,000 + bonus + flexible benefit fund
About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.
At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.
We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.
We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.