First Base Employment Limited

Business Development Manager

Do you have previous experience with selling a design service? Are you technically minded with experience in the manufacturing/ engineering industry? Then we would love to talk to you.

Location: Stroud

Salary: Circa £55,000 per annum + car allowance

Hours: Full Time Monday to Friday


Key Responsibilities:

  • To achieve required levels of design and manufacturing sales at target margin contribution based on agreed company objectives

  • Winning new customers with profitable sales in our selected markets

  • Setting up meetings with new customers

  • Account management of existing clients

  • Pursue potential product opportunities in selected markets

  • Telephone prospecting for new clients

  • Creation and management of sales proposals and quotes

  • UK and occasional International travel for meetings and trade shows

  • Generation of customer meeting and trade show reports

  • Enter and maintain customer data on internal company databases

  • Liaise with engineering and product management on customer projects

  • Assistance with generation of content for marketing communications


Performance indicators:

  • Order input monthly

  • Contribution margin for all sales

  • Number of customer meetings per month 

  • Number of proposals and quotes generated per month

  • Timely production of customer meeting reports


Key skills:

  • Sales and Account Management

  • Generating new sales leads and prospects

  • Negotiation skills both within the company and external to the company

  • Telephone prospecting for new clients

  • Flexibility and teamwork 

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal


If you would like to be considered for this position please email your CV to or call Lilly on 01453 755330 (option 3).

Just at the moment, we are seeing a massive upturn in applications. Please be aware that more than ever we are needing to shortlist heavily and that it may not be possible for us to come back to you if your details do not match the needs of our client on this vacancy.

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