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Vertical Leap office Portsmouth

Business development manager


We require a Business Development Manager for the generation and development of both inbound and outbound new business opportunities for SEO, PPC, content marketing, Social Media and design.

The successful candidate will be consummate and credible sales professional selling sophisticated on-line marketing services to Marketing Directors and Managing Directors.

The role is focussed purely on new business and is suited to people who are ‘sales hungry’ and who can exploit their exceptional sales skills with effective and successful results.

Reporting to:  Sales Director

External relationships:  SME clients to director level on both marketing and technical teams

Internal relationships: Senior Management, Account Management team, Delivery teams, Marketing, Finance and Administration

Salary: competitive plus uncapped commission

Hours:  40 per week

Location: Portsmouth or London

Main duties of the post

You will develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income for Vertical Leap to an agreed monthly target of invoiced revenue

Presenting the services to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails

Responsible for your own lead generation and appointment setting

Actively and successfully manage the sales process: lead generation; credentials pitch; asking questions; solution pitch; negotiation; close; handover to the delivery management team

Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all sales opportunities are captured and explored

You will have individual responsibility for new business, and are expected to self-manage, however, you will be part of a growing team of people with the same job title. Support is available by the sales director for complex large pitches and strategies

As a representative of Vertical Leap at industry events and tradeshows, your professional manner and polished appearance will aid your intention of gaining new business leads and contacts

Managing and maintaining a pipeline and ensuring all sales administration is current our in house CRM software

Create and be accountable for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following our procedures

A thorough understanding of clients marketing objectives including their Return On Investment (ROI) objectives

Responding to tenders and requests for information in a timely manner

You will effectively interact with other departments including the account management and technical team when handing over campaigns ensuring you fully and correctly brief in all aspects of the sale.

How to apply

Please apply in confidence to Chris Pitt at info(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk

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