Business Development Manager

Job description


We are looking for a Business Development Manager with a proven B2B track record in digital to join our team, based in Norwich with regular visits to our London office.


You’ll be a key player in the growth of the agency, bringing new clients in and also working with the team to grow existing accounts, keeping the pipeline full of great opportunities.


You’ll contribute to business development strategy shoulder to shoulder with the directors, planning who and how to approach new brands, constantly evolving the methodology, tools and technology we use.


Reporting directly to our Commercial Director, your responsibilities will include qualifying inbound leads, seeing through the leads generated by our outbound business development executive, leading pitches, supporting the conversion of prospects from existing clients, and helping to guide our digital agency into new revenue streams.


As the agency offers a series of digital specialisms, a consultative approach and knowledge of digital marketing, build and UX will help you understand client needs and improve conversion rates.


Our growth plans include specific opportunities for this to become an extremely senior, autonomous position very quickly, so if you’re ambitious and enthusiastic, this is an ideal opportunity to take your career to a new level.



The right candidate will have


  • At least 3 years experience in selling websites and digital marketing face to face, with full responsibility for leading the process from lead to conversion

  • Experience with planning approaches and pitches, and supporting the development of compelling proposals which meet with client’s needs and objectives

  • Confidence and excellent communication skills – you will need to build trust with clients and across our departments, forming strong working relationships with our team

  • Ability to generate leads through networking and attending events, researching and building prospect lists, reviving old contacts as well as following up on leads generated internally

  • Collaborative outlook, working alongside the Selesti marketing team and Client Experience Director to fulfil our growth plan

  • Experience managing and maintaining a CRM system

  • A proven ability to understand the needs of clients and take technical specifications

  • A track record of high sales performance

  • Comfort gaining the trust of C-suite executives of SME’s

  • Excellent presentation skills and familiarity with the pitch process.

  • Strong industry network (both agency and client side)

  • Attention to detail on existing accounts to ensure hard won business is developed

  • Experience and strong knowledge of digital marketing, web development, UX highly sought after

  • Exceptional negotiation and presentation skills

  • Innate organisational skills and discipline around pipeline management

  • Willingness to learn and try new methodologies with an ambition to excel in the role


Benefits & Perks 


  • 25 days holiday as a basic, with more earned through continued service

  • At least 3 extra days off for Christmas

  • A highly experienced, award-winning team to work with and learn from

  • Birthday holiday

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • Christmas and summer parties

  • We’ve invested in some of the best technology

  • Access to paid-for private counselling & a nutritionist

  • EMI share scheme

  • Time off for your children's birthday

  • Profit share scheme

  • Fat Frydays — we’ll buy your breakfast every Friday and deliver it to your desk

  • Constant career progression with work time allocated for training

  • Flexitime

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Healthy snacks

  • Volunteer Day


If this sounds like the perfect role for you, please get in touch and send your cover letter and CV to us