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BPL Business Media Ltd is the part of one of the UK’s leading digital media groups working across the IT, Telecom and Broadcast sectors.

We are looking for a confident and outgoing individual to join the commercial team of our Comms portfolio team on a permanent, full time basis in the capacity of Business Development Manager reporting directly into the Sales Director.

Our Comms portfolio currently includes:

  • Monthly magazine
  • Website and weekly newsletter
  • 2 x conference events
  • 2 x awards events

This is a client facing role in which the successful applicant will manage a territory of existing clients and new prospects selling integrated advertising and event sponsorship campaigns across the portfolio.

Our clients include dynamic, high growth technology businesses and major corporates.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Business Development Manager position include:

  • Direct management of an assigned client base, including key accounts
  • Maintaining regular client contact – face to face, email and telephone as necessary
  • Become a knowledgeable advisor - build a strong market knowledge of the issues and trends affecting the communications industry
  • Build long term, mutually beneficial client relationships
  • Be a strong ambassador for our business and engage with clients and prospects at BPL and industry events
  • Accurate forecasting against sales targets and other KPIs
  • Achieve realistic, yet challenging targets
  • Regular UK travel

Skills Required

  • Strong work ethic
  • Confident and consultative sales style
  • Articulate
  • Professionally presented
  • Excellent and proven closing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Confidential and trustworthy approach to work
  • Good excel and outlook skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Analytical, logical, tenacious and methodical approach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner


Remuneration: (dependent on qualifications and skillset)

Competitive basic salary

Generous , achievable commission scheme

Car/car allowance

To apply, send your CV and covering letter highlighting why you feel you can help us achieve our growth plans in 2020.

REF: BDM2020

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