Business Development Manager

Location Southampton
Salary Competitive - depending on experience
Job type Permanent
Discipline Sales and Marketing
Reference J7124
Business Development Manager - Marine Projects, cruise ship fit-out contractor.

Business Development Manager working for a dynamic and progressive specialist joinery and fit-out contractor with a reputation for excellence and innovation across a broad range of sectors including marine, where they are a market leader in the cruise ship outfitting market.

Due to continuing growth they are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to fill this new position.

As an integral part of their team, the Business Development Manager will identify and secure sales opportunities within the marine cruise ship sector through developing and sustaining new and repeat clients.

Main duties will include:

•Source new project opportunities in line with our business strategy and sales targets.
•Monitor the tendering process to enable meaningful discussions with clients.
•Produce reports on a monthly basis for the senior management team.
•Research the global marine market to identify designers, architects and new clients.
•Provide an ongoing and proactive interface with clients strengthening the company's position as the clients' preferred choice.
•Initial point of contact with project key players to establish interest and identify needs.
•Provide bid supplemented documents, executive summary etc for key tenders.
•Attendance at trade shows (visitor and exhibits), networking and corporate entertainment for clients.

To carry-out this challenging role applicants will have:-

  • an outstanding and demonstrable track record in business development within a marine, construction and/or fit-out environment.
  • strong influencing, negotiating and presentation skills, the ability to plan and stay one-step ahead and be self-motivated and adaptable.
  • experience working in a pressurised environment with the ability to keep calm under pressure and go the extra mile to deliver results within deadlines.
  • the ability and willingness to travel internationally to meet with clients and attend events.

Of graduate calibre you must have between five and 15 years experience in Business Development in a fit-out environment, ideally within the cruise ship / marine sector. Alternatively between five and 15 years experience in Business Development in a niche high end fit-out environment and good knowledge of the marine sector.

This is an opportunity to join a growing market leading organisation who are respected globally as one of the most prestigious companies in their sector.

To apply, please email Rob Hannan on the email below.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Third party / direct applications will be forwarded to Marine Resources.

You must have a valid UK work visa to be eligible for this role.


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