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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

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  • Part Time/Flexible
  • Gloucestershire
  • 30,000 - 35,000 GBP / Year

Business Development ManagerThe Cotswolds£30,000 – £32,000 pa Pro Rata

  • Opportunity to work with a passionate team dedicated to promoting the Cotswolds.
  • Part-Time – Approx. 20-25 hours a week.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

The Burford Recruitment Company is looking for an experienced and dynamic Sales Manager on behalf of our client, a sophisticated advertising platform dedicated to enhancing the Cotswolds experience for visitors and locals alike. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in business development and sales, able to drive revenue growth through strategic advertising sales on their website and quarterly magazine. This role requires a motivated and results-oriented individual who is passionate about the Cotswolds and excels in building and maintaining client relationships.

Key Responsibilities

Business Development:

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities to expand our advertising client base.
  • Develop and implement strategic sales plans to achieve revenue targets.
  • Conduct market research to identify potential clients and understand their advertising needs.
  • Manage a designated territory to maximise local business opportunities.

Sales Management:

  • Manage the entire sales cycle from prospecting to closing deals.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential clients.
  • Prepare and deliver compelling sales presentations and proposals to clients.
  • Negotiate contracts and advertising rates to maximize profitability.
  • Assist with the delivery and placement of the quarterly magazine at designated businesses, focusing initially on short-term cottage rental companies and hotels who have agreed to showcase the magazines.

Client Relations:

  • Provide exceptional customer service and support to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, addressing inquiries and resolving any issues promptly.
  • Gather feedback in your assigned territory of any changes to those businesses featured on the website or magazine to have our website up to date and current.
  • Inspect businesses being featured and ensure they meet the standards expected by our niche market visitors.

Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Collaborate with the marketing and content teams to align advertising strategies with editorial content.
  • Provide regular sales reports and forecasts to senior management.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and competitor activities to identify new opportunities and stay competitive.

Skills and Attributes

  • Proven track record of success in business development and sales, preferably in the media or advertising industry.
  • Having an understanding of digital and print advertising would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with the Cotswolds region and a passion for promoting its unique offerings is a plus.
Job Overview
Category
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Offered Salary
GBP30,000 - 35,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Gloucestershire
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