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Business Development Manager

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    Up to £50k plus benefits

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    Michelle Brightly

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    24 days ago

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    Michelle Brightly

​Role: Business Development Manager

Salary: Up to £50k plus package

Benefits: Company car or allowance, commission

Job Status: Permanent/Full-Time

Location: Surrey (also covering Hampshire and Berkshire)

Vacancy Reference: VR/05077

Role Description:

Bridge Recruitment are currently networking for a Business Development Manager to join the Team of one of our clients, a Facilities services provider supporting customers across the UK within the Education sector. As Business Development Manager, you will be joining the company at an exciting time as they look to grow other sectors, and you will be required to proactively build strong relationships with new clients. The ideal Business Development Manager will have experience in a similar role with demonstrable revenue growth ability.


  • Build and maintain strong relationships with new clients, ensuring the pipeline of new business is constantly evolving

  • Show a proactive attitude, contacting potential clients via telephone and being confident in cold calling and following up on initial calls

  • Research new innovations within the industry, being mindful of competitor activities

  • Take the ownership of the company's CRM database ensuring accurate and meaningful records of sales activity

  • Liaise with Operations teams to propose new business ideas that can benefit the company and its clients

  • Help to create solutions-based outcomes for clients, providing excellent customer service


  • Minimum two years' experience within the commercial facilities sector - essential

  • Proven experience of working with the cleaning sector, although experience selling other soft services may be relevant - essential

  • Proven experience of developing and increasing business - essential

  • Experience in selling soft services to new clients

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong written communication and numeracy skills are important

  • An excellent understanding of the sales process

  • Financially motivated

  • Demonstrable track record

  • Lead and own all aspects of costing and pricing for the company on new business

  • Good operational knowledge in commercial cleaning services is essential

  • An energetic individual who is passionate about the services they sell

  • Must be able to build strong relationships with existing and new clients as well as collaborate with the Management team to help drive sales to hit targets

  • Must have an abundance of enthusiasm and determination, to ensure you can capitalise on the opportunity and achieve the potential rewards the role has to offer

  • Most of your sales will be focused on new business so you must be a motivated self-starter

  • Able to self-generate new leads

  • Ability to hit the ground running and want to achieve high financial reward