LCV - Business Development Manager - Based Manchester

13 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Europcar is a market leader and a global brand specialising in Vehicle Rental Solutions. Founded in 1949 in Paris, Europcar has continued to grow and now operates in 143 different countries across the globe.

The Business Development Manager position is an integral part of the sales team driving the growth of the commercial vehicle sector within Europcar. The business has developed a range of products suitable for the needs of Small to Medium sized businesses (SME) and through your proactive approach you will identify companies with a rental requirement, create interest in our service offering and deliver its value. This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leading company experiencing continuous growth that offers a great culture and excellent compensation including competitive basic, company car, sales bonuses for achieving individual targets and additional benefits.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Head of Van Operations, working in a professional fast paced environment the Business Development Manager will be responsible for generating new sales within the SME sector in their geographical area and evolving them into long term profitable relationships. This is a vital and demanding role within the business and calls for a high energy, sales orientated and 'hungry' individual.

  • Prospecting, signing and managing accounts effectively and profitably to achieve monthly revenue and on-hire targets
  • Development and growth of new business
  • Work with the Europcar Van, hub and super site network to increase the quality and volume of leads and identify field based opportunities


  • Develop and implement a new business sales plan
  • Identify and self-generate new leads and opportunities
  • Have a clear understanding of Europcar's portfolio of products and be able to align and communicate the features and benefits of each
  • Plan daily activity to ensure focus on sales and KPI targets
  • Ensure activity is recorded accurately on all accounts and prospects via Salesforce (CRM)
  • Ensure written and verbal customer communication is accurate, professional and timely

Job Requirements

  • Excellent new business sales skills, able to self-generate opportunities
  • A strong communicator, able to objection handle, negotiate and close decision makers
  • Customer focused with solid experience in B2B sales
  • Proven track record of target achievement in recent role
  • Works well under pressure. Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to build rapport at all levels
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and CRM systems
  • Ambitious and target driven
  • Positive, energetic, and self-motivated with the drive to seize opportunity