Interim Sales & Business Development Director

Cavendish Enterprise
11 Feb 2017
11 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Cavendish Enterprise delivers bespoke business support solutions for the public and private sectors, encouraging and supporting enterprise from start-ups to growth businesses. Its members comprise of leading regional enterprise agencies, enabling a consistent approach to national delivery. It is now seeking to develop its products and services to a wider audience and is seeking a talented individual to drive this growth.

Who we are looking for?

  • A senior leader who will play a key role in helping the company to achieve their growth objectives
  • A persuasive communicator who is confident identifying and working with senior decision makers and delivery teams who will make things happen
  • An innovator who can design solutions and services
  • An individual who can work as part of a team but is equally comfortable in a stand-alone role

What do we need you to do?

  • Identify sources of business and take responsibility for the end to end sales process including the introduction of measurable targets/KPI’s
  • Build personal credibility and develop relationships with existing and new customers, identifying key decision makers
  • Establish and maintain sales management processes
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive business plan
  • Create accurate forecasts and achieve revenue objectives
  • Create and manage a sales pipeline
  • Propose compelling, innovative solutions and value propositions
  • Close deals

.What do you need?

  • Understanding of start-ups and fledgling businesses
  • Familiarity with UK business support landscape - major players, current programmes, funding streams, trends and recent developments
  • Strong experience and a successful background in a new business development role
  • Ideally degree educated you will be highly commercial and a strategist
  • High energy with excellent presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build solid and trusted relationships quickly and easily
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with track record of exceeding sales targets in complex selling environments within current and new markets
  • Self-motivated and initiative orientated with a desire to get things done
  • A successful background in new business development in large organisations

What do we offer?

  • Competitive remuneration package and development opportunities
  • Flexibility in work location (can be home based), although must have easy access into London
  • Flexible hours/reduced working week for right candidate


If you are dynamic, tenacious and resilient with a passion to succeed, who will thrive in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment, please forward your CV together with a covering letter outlining current remuneration