Business Development Manager: Manned Guarding

Business Development Manager: Manned Guarding

Job Title: Business Development Manager: Manned Guarding
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheltenham and surrounding areas
Salary: Up to £45,000 + Car + Comission
Reference: 797
Contact Name: Nigel Marshall
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 11, 2023 13:12

Job Description

A leading International manned guarding security provider, (mainly static and mobile) is seeking to invest in an experienced sales professional to convert immediate opportunities and to also identify, develop and secure new strategic business within their region. Industry experience is preferred but not required.

Ideally you will have manned guarding security or cleaning sales background and be accustomed to selling to those within the Corporate, Public Sector, and Property Management sector and you will be used to closing opportunities between up to £1m and delivering a target of £4.5m

Reporting to the National Sales Manager you will be responsible for identifying and converting existing leads, of which 75% of these are incoming, into contracts to achieve the target.

What are they offering?

  • Basic salary up to £45K depending on experience - a realistic OTE 100K YR1
  • Prestigious car/allowance, unlimited commission + accelerated bonus scheme.
  • A generous pension and 25 days holiday a year.
  • An existing pipeline that needs converting (75% of leads will be incoming)
  • A true meritocracy where you have the autonomy to manage your own workload
  • Realistic career opportunities.

What are they asking for?

You are an experienced Security/B2B services sales professional

Confidence in your ability to take advantage of multi incoming business inquiries along with a high learning threshold to quickly pick up how to cost opportunities. You will be able to demonstrate in the interview your understanding of the margin and associated profit from previous success.

It goes without saying that you are persuasive + credible with an ability to sell concepts and ideas by gaining commitment + closing.  An ability to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face to face with clients is essential as is a full UK driving license


  • Identify opportunities for growth within new clients and execute strategy (business development)
  • Generate growth by keen networking and following up with identified clients (75% incoming)
  • Achieving financial sales targets across both new and existing clients
  • Lead and/or support in the negotiation or re-negotiation of all sales opportunities
  • Retain a strong understanding of current operation, competitor position, and market trends
  • Attend relevant trade events and actively pursue networking opportunities within the sector

Key Search Terms:

Security Manned Guarding Sales Business Development Manager Tender Management Facilities B2B Security Systems