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Business Development Manager

University of Northampton

Location: Northampton
Salary: £35,326 per annum plus OTE bonus of £10,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 2nd February 2022
Job Ref: UN3918
 

About the job

This new post is created to enhance the University’s relationship with employers and increase income generation from business to business contracts providing knowledge exchange. Working as part of a small team responsible to the head of commercial services (enterprise), the post holder will create a a pipeline and manage a portfolio of clients for a range of service including contract research, CPD, consultancy on a paid basis.

The post holder will achieve stretching income targets, working with clients identifying opportunities to increase the product portfolio, drive income generation, and enhance the university’s reputation. 

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UNEL, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of UNEL as well as from one person to another.  With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About you

The successful candidate will be motivated by success and the ability to building on a generous basic salary to maximise their potential bonus income.   

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in sales, a commitment and drive to succeed and be motivated to achieve sales targets. They will be an excellent relationship builder and networker, with the ability to be creative in meeting client needs and an attention to detail. They will respond to client needs and create opportunities to increase income with a focus on quality.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with an entrepreneurial flair, motivated by success, and a desire to work with employers on a business to business basis to improve their performance.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent work experience 

University of Northampton (UON) Commercial Service

The post is within a new unit, UON Commercial Service, accountable to the Director for Enterprise and Employability. The department has far reaching responsibilities for improving student outcomes, knowledge exchange, external stakeholder engagement, and income generation. The unit is an integral part of the departmental plan and strategically supported as part of the university’s income diversification plans. 

About Us

1st Degree Facilities is a trading name of UNEL which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Northampton and this vacancy is covered by UNEL Terms and Conditions of employment.

This is an exciting time to join our Company as the University relocated in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus. 

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. 

Equality 

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

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