Business Development Director

Business Development Director

Job Title: Business Development Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, England
Salary: Upto £80k + car, pension, bonus OTE £100K + YR1
Reference: 881431_1571751463
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 15, 2019 14:37

Job Description

A leading name in the provision of Security are seeking an experienced sales professional to proactively convert immediate opportunities and then identify, develop and secure new strategic business within the UK (+ Ireland) market.

You must have Manned Guarding business development experience and an ability to bid and win £500K+ deals. You can be based anywhere in the UK and will be supported with resources and time to pipeline: they have a long-term sales strategy in which a polished sales professional will thrive. 

You will be part of a niche national team concentrating on strategic (high value) business opportunities. Its unlikely you will ever need to make a cold call (due to number of national enquiries)- but its key that you can quickly establish relationships with key contacts and focus on the closing of deals. This role will be supported by an experienced sales support + Bid Management team

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £80K with realistic OTE £150K + "Proper Pension" + Health + Life benefits
  • An existing pipeline that needs converting
  • Prestigious car / 6K allowance, unlimited commission and great career prospects
  • Major player with strong client base to leverage opportunities from
  • A true meritocracy where you have the autonomy to manage your own workload

What are they asking for?

"A grounded commercially orientated security sales professional"

  • Sound security and/or cleaning B2B sales experience and wide business acumen
  • Ability to cost opportunities identified
  • Persuasive and credible with ability to sell concepts and ideas by gaining commitment
  • Quality presenter with ability to close
  • Ability to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face to face
  • Organisational and time management skills with ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Must hold a valid full UK driving license
  • Overcome barriers to win business + focuses on results aiming to deliver extraordinary performance


  • Identify opportunities for growth within new and existing clients and execute strategy
  • Generate growth by keen networking and responding to enquiries
  • Achieving financial sales targets across both new and existing clients
  • Lead the negotiation or re-negotiation of sales opportunities, working collaboratively with the Bid Team and Finance and within central bid guidelines
  • Retain strong understanding of current operation, competitor position and market trends
  • Attend relevant trade events and actively pursue networking opportunities within the sector
  • Develop and convert a sales pipeline that ensures personal OM sales targets are

Key Search Terms: Security Manned Guarding Sales Business Development Tender Management


Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security, Facilities and Property Management and Logistics sectors and acts as an agency on behalf of their client re this vacancy.


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