Business Development Manager

Location
Abingdon
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Closes
24 Aug 2017
Ref
00071343
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reporting to the CEO of this established not-for-profit organisation, you will be responsible for revenue generation via sponsorship, membership, exhibition space, showcase presentation slots and event registrations. You will be prepared to 'get your hands dirty', undertaking field-based sales across the UK, meeting both potential and existing sponsors and members. Possessing a positive and confident attitude together with excellent presentation skills, you will relish networking and meeting new people and will be able to demonstrably close a sale.

As you will be working closely with many of the UK's leading life science R&D companies, the investor community and a wide range of complimentary industry businesses, experience in selling services into the UK life science sector is a must.

You will need a full driving licence and own transport (mileage will be reimbursed) with the expectation to travel, in and out of business hours, to include occasional overnight stays both in the UK and abroad.

Personal Qualities:
- Highly independent, energetic and motivated self-starter
- Demonstrable experience of making and closing sales, hitting sales targets, and prepared to go that extra mile to reach the desired outcome
- Potential to become an effective and aggressive business developer, with career plans to work within the life sciences industry.
- Natural networker, comfortable to engage and interact with people at all levels, strong relationship builder

In return, they offer the opportunity for personal development and progression, together with the following benefits:

£35,000 - £40,000 pa, plus bonus scheme up to 20% of base salary, based on:
- 45% if company sales target met
- 45% if stretch target met
- 10% if personal performance targets met

Laptop
Mobile phone
Pension scheme (up to 5% matched contribution)
Private healthcare
25 days per year holiday in addition to bank holidays
Potential to work from a suitably located home-based office