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Business Development Manager

  • Job reference: 921299
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: Bonus, car allowance, pension
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Water, Power & Utilities
  • Date posted: 22/08/2018


Business Development Manager (Scotland)


Salary: Competitive with bonus scheme and car allowance

Location: Field Based - operating from Edinburgh office location

Our client, a thriving Water and Waste Water Retail Service Business is looking for an accomplished Business Development Manager, based and working in Scotland, to help deliver our continued growth aspirations. Looking after the water, waste water gas and electricity needs of over 300,000 businesses across England, Scotland and Wales, our client is poised to become a major new force in the B2B utilities market.

Our client's aim is to employ driven, passionate and ambitious individuals who can contribute to the success and accomplishments of the business and in return enjoy working within a company who have a keen focus on developing, retaining and rewarding their employees.

This position is home based and it will involve regular travel throughout Scotland, the local office is located in Edinburgh, where you will meet regularly with your colleagues and customers. This role would suit candidates from Edinburgh, Lothians, Glasgow, Stirling, Fife, Perth and Falkirk areas.

Main Responsibilities:

You will be an accomplished and pro-active Business Development professional. Using your contacts, sales skills and hard work you will identify, develop and close new contracts with end customers, intermediaries and consultants.

You will promote water and water recycling retail services and new connections, in conjunction with a comprehensive range of value adding services. From initial customer contact, you will own the sales process, ensuring high levels of customer service and consequently a high conversion rate from enquiry to order.

You will be able to work autonomously and as a key member of our team. By building close working relationships with customers and intermediaries, you will be responsible for providing advice to your customers regarding their water, water recycling, profile and behaviour; assisting them to maximise efficiency and minimise their water and wastewater bills. Adding value will be key to your success.

You will have:

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a successful Business Development Manager. With previous experience in a commercial environment, the successful candidate will be educated to Degree level or equivalent relevant qualification and must have proven sales and account management experience. With the ability to build strong customer relationships, you will have extensive experience of securing sales and managing customers based over a large geographical area and be confident working at all levels of the supply chain.

Whilst experience of the water, energy or telecoms markets would be an advantage, it is not essential. A motivated, professional and enthusiastic approach to business development is a pre-requisite.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.