Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home Based (Must live within 2hours of Stanstead, Essex)
Salary: Upto £50,000 + OTE £65k Year 1 + Car or allowance
Reference: AC 2509
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 29, 2020 11:15

Job Description

A growing international name in the provision of Security Services including Manned Guarding, Security Systems, Close Protection and Risk Management are seeking an experienced business developer/ bid manger to develop opportunities selling into the leisure, commercial private and public sectors.

This is not a cold calling role but you will need to be able to manage business development, sales, tender submissions and overall control of sales delivery.

Security industry experience would be a bonus but most importantly we are looking for:

  1. Proven track record in report writing and written communication, bid and tender submission
  2. Experience creating relationships and communicating effectively
  3. Experience in Sales

You will be based at home with occasional visits to the Essex Head Office therefore you could live anywhere in UK south of Leicester (or within 2 hours of Stanstead)

This is an exciting time to join as they have taken on several new projects and are keen to continue this journey. The company has grown exponentially and now require a business developer to take responsibility for delivering more growth opportunities. The immediate task is to manage the incoming opportunities via word of mouth and portals.

What are they offering?

  • Salary to £50K with realistic OTE £65K Year 1 and then up to you
  • Company Car or Allowance
  • Proper Pension” + Health benefits
  • Existing and interesting client base (for testimonials and reference points)   
  • Unlimited commission and great career prospects
  • A true meritocracy where you have the autonomy to manage your own workload

What are they asking for?

In addition to the above you will have experience in sales, business development and report writing.

You will demonstrate the ability to manage your itinerary and time effectively, in order to facilitate both field-based sales and working from an office environment. Yu will also be able to provide examples of quality written material, utilising such Microsoft tools as word, power point, excel and publisher

At interview you will be able to prove your ability to build relationships and communicate effectively


  • Identify opportunities for growth (lead generation) within new clients and execute strategy
  • Using appropriate social media to raise brand awareness
  • Generate growth by networking and responding to enquiries, developing relationships, presenting solutions and closing deals
  • Achieving financial sales targets across both new and existing clients
  • Lead the negotiation or re-negotiation of sales opportunities
  • Retain strong understanding of current operation, competitor position and market trends
  • Attend relevant networking events and actively pursue opportunities within the sector
  • Develop and convert a sales pipeline that ensures personal sales targets are

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

Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security, Facilities and Property Management sectors and acts as an agency on behalf of their client re this vacancy. If you have previously spoken to one of the Palmer McCarthy team please contact Alan Corcoran directly rather than applying again.