UK Business Development Manager – Sports
Due to continued growth & department restructuring England & GB Hockey Official Facilities Partner Notts Sport is looking to recruit a UK Business Development Manager to join its successful synthetic turf pitch department.
As a Multi Sport Business Development Manager you will be working closely with a wide variety of customers at any given time including local authorities, education departments, schools, architects, facility managers, sports pitch contractors and main contractors to obtain commitment from the customer in order for Notts Sport to specify and supply specialist synthetic pitch systems and products for sports pitch projects.
This role will involve securing commitment from customers for £500,000+ value large scale, high profile sports pitch projects. You will offer a service led approach to guide customers from initial enquiry through to commitment & ultimately completion via the unique Notts Sport turnkey Design & Advisory Service.
This service led approach to our customers encompasses all aspects of the design, development, specification and delivery of synthetic turf pitch projects for customers throughout the UK with you on hand offering expert advice and support at every stage up to specification & tendering.
You will be office based and out on the road with responsibilities ranging from telephoning prospective clients (to service new and existing customers), arranging appointments & meetings, taking enquiries and conducting the initial sales/technical discussions through all stages right through to commissioning before offering further support to the Project Delivery team by following up at critical points during the life of the project.
Sales leads and contacts will be generated by both yourself and the company marketing initiatives within the United Kingdom and working closely with our commercial & supply chain partners.
You must be a friendly and professional person, trusted by clients and your colleagues, and driven to succeed. Technical knowledge of sports pitches will be required along with high levels of communication skills to ensure you are able to work closely with the Project Delivery Team. You will have the ability to deal with people at all levels and build strong, long term customer relationships across a wide variety of customer and supplier sectors with a key focus on Independent Schools. You should be able to manage your time effectively and keep up with the demands of the job which may involve overnight stays in any given working week.
Technical sales experience and a proven track record of service led, long term relationship building over a minimum of 2 years will be essential.
I.T skills will be an advantage; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are key tools to deliver your key performance results.
Salary details on request
Company car, pension scheme, private health insurance, up to 25 days annual leave.
Notts Sport are an Equal Opportunities Employer & accredited Investors in People organisation at the Silver level.
Notts Sport was formed in 1984 and in the past 33 years we have become recognised as one of the leading specialists in the design, development and delivery of artificial grass surfaced cricket, sport and playground facilities in the UK and around the world. It is important to note we are not contractors or manufacturers of synthetic grass, instead we offer full, turnkey expert design & project management services to customers looking to develop synthetic sport and play facilities and offer market leading solutions in doing so.
We are very proud of our heritage and reputation for delivering high quality facilities across a wide range of market sectors which is now reflected with the various partnerships with National Governing Bodies in the UK including being the only:
- Official Facility Partners to England & GB Hockey
- Official Facility Partners to Hockey Wales
- Official Facility Partners to Scottish Hockey
- Academy Partner to FIH
- Official Partner to ICC Europe
- One of 5 Code of Practice Suppliers to the England & Wales Cricket Board