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Business Development Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you love the thrill of hunting for new business and delighting your clients? Do you have a passion for creating extraordinary event experiences? If the answers are yes, this role could be perfect for you!

We’re looking for a true business development guru to seek out new opportunities and nurture existing ones in the London. In this autonomous role, you’ll grow the business to achieve national sales targets by implementing a strategic sales plan.

In this diverse and stimulating role, you’ll be responsible for proactive conference & event sales at The Crystal in East London this role is suited ideally to a professional who communicates brilliantly, is self-driven and can quickly understand the needs of our diverse client base.

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Role Responsibility

Working with the UK Sales Director and General Manager, you will create and execute a sales strategy to drive growth across our conference and events business, proactively managing key accounts and business development activities. This is a hands-on role, where you will be making appointments, following up leads, visiting future customers and developing existing client relationships.

You will generate new client leads and drive enquiries into the venue and our wider UK portfolio. In addition, you will take responsibility for promoting a positive culture across the sales team, ensuring both customer and employee engagement and providing an exemplary sales experience at every opportunity.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Proven success in achieving sales targets
  • Previous experience in venue/hospitality sales
  • Detailed knowledge of the events market
  • Excellent negotiation skill
  • Understanding of the business mix and key players in London

Does this sound like a match made in heaven? If so, apply now!

Package Description

Up to £40,000 + bonus + benefits

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.


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