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Business Development Manager

£45000 - £50000 per annum

The Role - Business Development Manager - Sub Contract Machining

The aim of the Business Development Manager is to provide a smooth interface between the customer and the company, to develop business relationships in order to provide sufficient opportunities to meet the company’s financial goals.

To work within the Sales team in the development of new and repeat sales for the subcontract machining business. Liaising with all customers that are allocated and to collate estimates and produce quotations on any opportunities that arise from that customer base. To actively seek out new customers that closely align to the competencies of the subcontract machining business. To help collate and monitor sales plans and forecasts based upon the goals set by the Management.  

The Company

My client has built its reputation through working in partnership with their clients, collaborating at the early stages of design, all the way through to the manufacturing process. They have a proven track record in supplying high volume assembled and finished components for long term production schedules. Guaranteeing quality products delivered on time and in accordance with their customers needs. 

Key Duties

  • Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs

  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients

  • Promote the company’s capabilities / services addressing clients’ objectives

  • Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines

  • Provide trustworthy feedback and after sales support

  • Build long term relationships with new and existing customers

  • Use the SAGE MRP system to facilitate the input of Purchase orders or customer returns, and to find specific information on the database.

  • To collate estimates that fully encompass the supply of an opportunity, ensuring that the financial rewards from a successful bid are in line with the businesses expectations

  • Liaise with subcontractors and request quotations

  • Maintain a working knowledge of law-established rules and guidelines


  • Ability to build rapport

  • Good time management and planning skills

  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Skills/ Qualifications Required

  • Proven working experience as a business development manager, sales executive or a relevant role with a proven sales track record

  • Proven ability to understand the complexities of prismatic machining/turning and sub-contract operations of a part.

  • To be able to comprehensively collate an estimate that fulfils the customers and businesses goals

  • Proficiency in MS Office and the capability to learn the use of new software, SAGE, CREO Parametric

  • Communication skills to be able to communicate face to face and in writing with a variety of audiences

  • Negotiation skills

  • Ability to build rapport

  • Good time management and planning skills

  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Desirable Experience

  • Market knowledge within the sub-contract machining market, particularly Aerospace and Defence

  • BSc/BA in Business, sales or relevant field, a second European language

  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

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