Business Development Manager

Obscurant Recruitment Solutions Ltd
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Development Manager - Based in Leeds

Salary up to £35,000 Basic with an OTE £70,000

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding organisation

As this is a new position, you will be a dynamic business development manager who is looking for a challenge and opportunity to join an expanding company where you can shape this role, add value and make a difference, excellent career prospects

Candidate Key Skills

  • Strong communication and MS Office skills - Word, Excel PowerPoint
  • Identifying and pursuing new retail products, presenting products, maintaining those relationships, Tech-Savvy
  • Ideally you will have experience in selling into major UK and International retailers both online and offline and experience of working in a fast-moving environment ideally in a software, technology or smart home, consumer electronics or insurance industry knowledge would be advantageous
  • Maintaining commercially successful relationships with existing partners and distributors
  • Working in cross functional teams to deliver on commercial agreements
  • Commercially savvy with understanding and experience of constructing complex deals with many stakeholders
  • Able to work without direct supervision and being able to organise and develop relationships without direct input


  • Researching organisations and individuals online (including social media) to identify new leads and potential new markets
  • Researching the needs of other companies and learning who makes decisions about purchasing and partnerships
  • Contacting potential retailers, partners and distributors via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings
  • Preparing for meetings and creating compelling pitch documents
  • Developing commercial proposal in conjunction with, product and legal teams
  • Pitching senior executives and board level executives on new retail opportunities and partnership initiatives
  • Working closely with marketing to plan and oversee new retail, partner and distributor marketing initiatives
  • Attending conferences, meetings and industry events
  • Maintaining accurate CRM records and legal documentation
  • It is expected that entertaining and meeting partners and distributors will involve socialising and spending time away both overseas and across the UK.
  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • Positive, 'get things done' attitude to your work