Business Development Manager – Sport Pitches

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Due to unprecedented growth and a combination of committed projects and increased enquiry levels in 2019, England and GB Hockey Official Facilities Partner Notts Sport is looking to recruit a proven UK Business Development Manager to join its successful “Multi Sports” synthetic turf pitch department.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director who is also the Multi Sports Team Leader, you will work alongside an existing team including a Multi Sports Business Development Manager, Planning / CAD Technician and Construction Phase Project Managers.

You will be responsible for managing schemes across a wide variety of enquiries, projects and customers at any given time including local authorities, education departments, MATs, schools and academies, architects, facility managers, sports pitch contractors and main contractors to obtain commitment from the customer in order for Notts Sport to specify and supply specialist synthetic pitch systems and products for individual projects.

This role will involve securing commitment from customers for £500,000+ value large scale, high profile sports pitch projects. You will be able to present, explain and deliver a unique service led approach to guide customers from initial enquiry through to confirming commitment with Notts Sport and ultimately managing through to completion via the Notts Sport turnkey Design and Advisory Service.

The consultative approach encompasses all aspects of design, development, specification and delivery of synthetic turf pitch projects for customers throughout England, Scotland and Wales with support from the wider Notts Sport team offering expert advice and support at every stage.

You will be both office based and out on the road with responsibilities ranging from telephoning prospective clients (to service new and existing enquiries), arranging your own appointments, meetings and follow ups. On each scheme you will be responsible for the initial sales/technical discussions through all stages right through to completion before offering further support to the Project Delivery team by following up at critical points during the life of the project.

It is expected that you can oversee and manage your time across 100+ live sales leads and contacts which will be a combination of self-generated as well as through Notts Sport’s strategic marketing initiatives within the United Kingdom and from our ongoing relationships with commercial and supply chain partners in manufacturing and contracting.

You must be a friendly and professional person, trusted by clients and your colleagues, and driven to succeed. Technical knowledge of sports pitches will be required along with high levels of communication skills to ensure you are able to work closely with the Project Delivery Team. You will have the ability to engage with people at all levels of the supply chain and build strong, long term customer relationships across a wide variety of customer and supplier sectors with a key focus on the independent and Academy education sector. You should be able to manage your time effectively and keep up with the demands of the job which will involve overnight stays in any given working week.

Technical and consultative sales experience and a proven track record of service led, project management skills over a minimum of two years will be essential with in house training provided by the Managing Director and other senior team members across an initial three month period (minimum).

Strong I.T. and presentation skills will be required; Cloud based Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) and SuiteCRM are key tools to deliver your key performance results.

The package:
Salary details on request
Company car, pension scheme, private health insurance, up to 25 days annual leave.

To apply for the position please send your up to date CV with a covering letter to duncanb@nottssport.com with the title of the email “Job Application – Business Development Manager – Sports Pitches.”

Notts Sport are an Equal Opportunities Employer & ISO9001 accredited and a leading brand for artificial turf sport, play and cricket facilities worldwide.