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Business Development Manager

Role summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and capable Business Development Manager to join the team.

You will be responsible for identifying new public sector business opportunities and support in converting them into long-term clients. Regular UK travel is a prerequisite of the role as well as a willingness to work from our head office in Greater Manchester.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify and approach key-decision makers in the public sector via different channels
  • Accurately provide to Head of Tenders, monthly and quarterly sales forecasts
  • Representing the organisation at exhibitions, events, and demonstrations
  • Gather competitive information and other market information regularly
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our services and products
  • Negotiate and establish pricing and terms according to company’s requirements for customer and transaction profitability
  • Develop quotes, proposals, and presentations to new customers
  • Follow company policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key knowledge and skills required:

  • Applicants must have a public sector sales background and be able to demonstrate this and provide evidence of success.
  • Meeting sales goals and increasing revenue
  • Experience in building market maps
  • Strong knowledge of public contract regulations
  • Effective listening, communication, and strong negotiating skills
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical ability
  • Team player who can build relationships with other business stakeholders
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with experience of managing own time and prioritising own workload
  • Enjoys working on own initiative
  • Proficient MS Office user

Desirable knowledge and skills required:

  • Experience in interpreting and translation industry desirable but not essential
  • Experience with CRM tools

Why DA Languages?

  • Friendly, professional office with excellent career progression opportunities in a fast growing business
  • DA Languages are committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging with a dedicated ESG team arranging volunteering days and charity fundraising

Benefits and perks:

  • Generous uncapped quarterly commission
  • Flexible working post-training (4 days a week in office, 1 day at home)
  • 22 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, this increases with your service
  • Access to Westfield Health Cash Plan for you and your children, allowing you to claim money back towards the cost of essential healthcare such as optical, dental, chiropody and therapy treatments. Includes 24/7 access to UK GP’s, gym membership discounts and quick access to MRI, CT and PET scans
  • Discounts and special offers at hundreds of retailers, restaurants, and destinations
  • Employee Assistance Program providing 24-hour advice and information, covering medical, legal and domestic issues with online resources with access to up to six sessions of structured counselling
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • Employee referral scheme and bonuses
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and tea & coffee provided daily
  • Part of Manchester Liftshare Community platform
  • Internal employee recognition schemes such as employee of the month and end of year awards
  • Social events and regular engagement activities, such as Christmas and Summer parties, in office events and competitions

Applicants must be UK residents and possess the right to work in the UK. A basic DBS check will be undertaken for all successful applicants.

DA Languages is committed to the elimination of discrimination, be it direct or indirect, and will actively work with our staff and clients to ensure the equality of treatment for all, irrespective of age, gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, sexuality, or religion.

  • Sales orientated
  • Team pkayer
  • Comfortable in fast-moving environment

Head Office

Statham House, Talbot Rd
Stretford, Manchester M32 0FP



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