Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager
Salary: Competitive
Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31st March 2020

We are seeking to appoint individuals with a proven track record in a sales environment with the right shared common values to join the Advantex Team. You should be self-motivated, tenacious and capable of managing your own workload. A communications industry background – focusing particularly on IT and/or Communications solutions – would be beneficial.

B2B field sales experience is required along with knowledge of managing and developing a customer base. Meanwhile, a successful track record in canvassing and self-generation of appointments is essential.

Excellent IT/presentation skills are required and candidates must be able to demonstrate competent numeracy, literacy and organisational skills. The sales role will cover the whole of the North East region so a full, clean driving licence and willingness to travel is also necessary.

Commissions are uncapped and career potential is exceptional for those with sufficient drive, determination and hunger for success.

Advantex is committed to encouraging growth and innovation, promoting a fun and friendly place to work and providing a supportive environment for all of our staff, whilst delivering on excellent customer service and exceeding in everything we do.

If you are a positive, ethical individual committed to continual improvement, support of your colleagues with excellent communication and interpersonal skills then please be encouraged to apply for this position.


Job Title: Business Development Manager (BDM)

Main Purpose of Job: The purpose of the BDM is to generate new business to meet/exceed the targeted level set by the business to creditworthy customers at authorised pricing.  It is the BDM’s responsibility to ensure that individual targets are achieved and you should be capable of managing your own work load and pipeline.  You may also help maintain some authorised key accounts and cross sell and bring new business from these although these will be limited.

You may also be provided prospect data from Marketing or leads from the business. This prospect data and the leads may be changed at any time (either in part or in whole) and should not be relied on.

Targets can be achieved from recurring agreements, solution sales and standalone wins.

You are authorised to sell anything on the Advantex product portfolio and services provided you have obtained the relevant training and/or qualifications or have sufficient experience in the product and service.

You have a number of additional responsibilities with regard to your role known as Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Your Manager will ensure that you understand the responsibilities of your role and will ensure that your performance is measured against these KPI’s.

You must have a positive attitude and a personable character accustomed to working with different clients, including staff within Advantex.  Advantex promotes a positive and enjoyable place to work and you should buy into this ethos.

You must be accustomed to working with the type of clients that we currently work with and be accustomed to speaking with end-user decision makers such as IT managers, business managers (education), CEO’s and Directors for mid-size SME (£5m+ turnover).

Department: Sales

Working Arrangements: The position offered is based out of Advantex’s Gateshead Head Office.

Contracted Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00–17:00 with 1hr for lunch (although extended hours may be required for tender/opportunity deadlines.)  We have a flexible approach to business but expect the same in turn from our team.


–          Reporting directly to the Sales Director

–          Working as part of the Sales Team

–          Liaise closely with operations for project handover

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.



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