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Business Development Manager

11th July 2024

Job Type
North West
Skills, Training & Apprenticeships
up to £40k + Bonus + Company Car + Enhanced Pension

Business Development Manager – Work Based Learning / Apprenticeships


Due to our clients continued success, they are looking to add to their first-class team and appoint a Business Development Manager with a proven track record of generating new business and developing existing accounts.

Covering mainly the North West and Yorkshire 

Salary:  up to £40k (depending on experience)  + Bonus + company car + enhanced pension

Additional Benefits: -22 days holiday rising to 27 after one years’ service plus bank holidays, option to purchase up to 10 additional days holiday per year, 2pm finish on a Friday, healthcare for you and the family, long service awards, extensive training and development opportunities, team building activities and events and much more !

Job Type: Full time/permanent

Are you a natural results driven business developer able to prospect and win new business.   Do you have a track record of securing new business?

Our award-winning training provider, offer Apprenticeships and training to a wide range of clients both locally and regionally.  They are now keen to accelerate their growth by employing a Business Development Manager with a proven track record in gaining results. You will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the business’s sales strategy, and for identifying and building new business opportunities. Ambitious and driven, you will provide high levels of customer service and use your skills and experience to support the achievement of individual and team targets. 

Working as part of a team, your k ey responsibilities will include:

Manage a team of employer engagement/business development professionals securing new business opportunities through active engagement with current/sourcing new employers (predominantly across the North West and Yorkshire) to promote Apprenticeships, Study Programme, training programmes and commercial courses.
Conducting high-level industry research to develop effective sales solutions
Attending appointments with employers/potential learners, to provide up-to-date information regarding programmes and associated funding.
Assessing individual employer requirements and selecting the most appropriate training solutions to meet their business need.
Actively implementing new sales strategies and initiatives.
Remaining up to date regarding programmes, Government funding and initiatives.
Liaising with a range of internal departments and personnel.
Using bespoke management information systems to manage/track employer and engagement activities.
Dealing with sensitive, private and confidential information in a professional manner and adhering to GDPR legislation.

The successful applicant will:

Be able to demonstrate a dynamic approach to business development.
Have a track record of generating and implementing innovative ideas for business development
Have a proven track record of commercially delivering against challenging sales targets with the ability to build and lead strong sales performance across the various programmes
Be responsible for driving strategic growth and developing our clients portfolio of highly satisfied employers, stakeholders and learners
Have experience of building/maintaining excellent working relationships with a range of businesses and stakeholders.
Have a track record of generating new customer accounts whilst nurturing relationships with current stakeholders/employers
Have excellent interpersonal/verbal/written communication skills.
Have excellent attention to detail, time management and organisational skills.
Have a high level of client focus, empathy and understanding and be a team player.
Be adaptable and enjoy working in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
Be dedicated to outstanding customer service and continuous improvement.
Be able to work effectively with personnel across the organisation.
Have excellent IT skills and the ability to learn new packages.

A full clean driving licence is essential.  An understanding of Apprenticeship funding and the Levy is essential or an understanding of the training sector would be an advantage.

The above position will be filled by an individual who is professional, motivated and will fit into our first-class team.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person, with the right skills, to embark on a rewarding career with one of the largest independent training providers in the country.

To apply for the role of Business Development Manager, North West please email your cv to [email protected] or call 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

Tina Lacey Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency dedicated to the skills, training and welfare to work sectors nationally.  We are committed to giving full free pre-interview advice and guidance right throughout the interview process.

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