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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

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We are delighted to be partnered with our friendly, professional, large and established client as they seek to recruit a Business Development Manager to join their experienced team based out of their site in Walsall, West Midlands. This role is available due to strong company growth levels and continued expansion within the business

Business Development Manager – Automotive

Full time permanent role – office and field based role. This role will involve a lot of UK travel and potentially overseas travel too.

Mon-Fri 37.5 hours per week

Salary £50000 per annum plus excellent all round company benefits, including good pension scheme, life assurance and Christmas shut down. Free parking at the office

This is an excellent opportunity to join a large and very successful organisation.

The role – Business Development Manager – Automotive

As the Automotive Business Development Manager, you will play a crucial role in the companies growth and success. You will be responsible for driving business initiatives, expanding market presence, and enhancing relationships with clients and partners. Your primary goal will be to identify opportunities for business expansion, develop and execute strategic plans, and contribute to the overall profitability and success of the company. You will work closely with various departments to ensure alignment of business development activities with corporate goals and values.

Key Tasks will include:

Sales Growth: Develop and execute sales plans to meet or exceed revenue targets.

Strategic Partnerships: Identify and establish strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, suppliers, and industry influencers to enhance business opportunities and brand presence.

Identify and Develop New Business Opportunities: Research and identify potential clients and partners in the automotive industry. Develop strategies to approach and secure new business.

Client Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with existing clients.

Market Analysis: Conduct thorough market research to stay updated on industry trends, competitor activities, and emerging opportunities.

Proposal and Contract Management: Prepare and present proposals, negotiate contracts, and manage agreements to ensure compliance with company policies and client requirements.

Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with internal teams, including marketing, product development, and operations, to align business development efforts with overall company objectives.

Reporting and Analysis: Maintain accurate records of business development activities, prepare regular reports on sales performance, and provide insights for continuous improvement.

Experience, competencies and knowledge required:

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and cultivating new business opportunities, building relationships with key industry players, and driving sales growth within the Automotive sector.

The ideal candidate will have a strategic mindset paired with an understanding of the Automotive industry and a proven track record in business development. Capability in working both independently and as part of a team and they must be prepared to travel nationally and potentially globally as part of the job role.

The candidate will have a proven ability to develop and implement effective business development strategies. Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities are required.

Proficiency in CRM software and Microsoft Office.

An in-depth understanding of the automotive industry, including market trends, competitive landscape, and key players, is required.

A background in engineering and program management would be advantageous. Knowledge of automotive practices such as APQP and PPAP is also important.

Highly motivated, goal-oriented, and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Education: Candidates possessing a degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration, Marketing, Automotive Engineering, or a related field, will be considered advantageous.

Experience: Very strong experience in business development, sales, or a related role within the automotive industry.

For more information regarding this new and exciting Business Development Manager opportunity, please apply now! Short-listing will take place soon – don’t miss out!

Wild Recruitment Ltd T/A First Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job

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