Business Development Manager. Field Based - Berks, Herts & Central London

As Business Development Manager, you'll be responsible for prospecting new clients and retaining management of those accounts in order to create business partnerships and see continual growth.


Haymarket Automotive
Office Location
Twickenham - Premier House
Office Address
58 London Rd, Twickenham TW1 3QS
Job Category
Sales & Commercial
Full Time / Part Time
Permanent / Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Automotive Retail What Car?

Haymarket Automotive (HMA) comprises What Car?, Pistonheads and Autocar - three brilliant brands that are world famous for informing and entertaining car buyers, sellers and owners which share the goal of leading in their chosen marketplaces.

Our reputation is built on quality journalism, slick marketing, product innovation and dogged and skilled salescraft, all in support of digital and print products that lead the market. No other automotive brand interacts with consumers and the car industry so comprehensively or is as well respected by its audience.

Whatever we do, we aim to be the best - and that starts with our teams and the way we place them at the heart of everything we do.


Role Summary

A Business Development Manager is responsible for prospecting new clients and retaining management of those accounts in order to create business partnerships and see continual growth. You must plan persuasive sales approaches that will convince potential clients to do business with the company and grow their current product portfolios.

Business Development Managers liaise between customers and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs from the onboarding stage onwards and  through the entirety of the client ownership cycle. You will be adept at query management and be able to take ownership of processes which pertain to customer satisfaction and be able to provide a valuable and comfortable buying experience through the conscientious & diligent handling of all client needs and requirements.

You will be used to working in a heavily targeted sales environment wherein bringing success through maximising activity in-line with company & individual KPI’s is key and time management and priority & territory planning are vital to success.

What Car? is a demanding, target focused sales environment, wherein success is rewarded and could be the first step on your journey to a great sales career with a market leading, beacon brand within the Automotive industry..

  • Adept at building valuable relationships, increasing market share and growing revenue & product penetration within a fast moving and highly competitive environment.

  • Self starter, conscientious and driven.

  • Ability to manage a large field based geographical territory with flexibility around travel requirements.

  • Strong experience of working within a highly targeted and KPi driven environment

  • Experience of working within the Franchise motor dealer network either from directly with in a dealership sales / marketing function or as an external supplier to the networks

  • The ability to plan and execute a creative sales approach

  • Excellent relationship building skills across all levels of buying influence including board level

  • Able to work within a team and independently

  • Structured sales approach experience & training including large account management

  • Someone who works with integrity & is ambitious to succeed

  • A strategic thinker with the ability to establish new revenue opportunities within new business prospects and existing accounts with the ability to build on these ideas in order to produce tangible growth.

  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills

  • Experience of a CRM driven environment - Salesforce desirable

  • An exceptional communicator / negotiator

  • Someone who faces challenges with a positivity and tenaciousness

  • Resilient to fast moving change and flexibility within a commercial environment

  • Excellent written skills

  • Good computer skills