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Business Development Manager - Water Treatment

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 30th November 2020
£55,000 per annum plus 20% bonus, car and good benefits
Summary of vacancy

Are you a successful and driven sales professional working in the water or wastewater treatment sectors? Is this backed by a technical education, knowledge and a sound understanding of the UK water industry?

When you join SUEZ, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management. You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

Aqua Enviro is part of SUEZ and a leading:

  • Environmental consultancy specialising in Wastewater treatment and Anaerobic Digestion
  • Conference organiser, including the European Wastewater Management conference and European Biosolids conference
  • Training provider in the water, wastewater, bio-resources and organic waste sectors.
About the role

What will I be doing?

You will be based at Aqua Enviro’s Wakefield office, although you’ll spend time travelling to meet clients throughout the UK, with the potential to extend beyond the UK in the future. Overnight stays will be necessary to fulfil this role effectively.

We’ll look to you to develop new business through a consultative sales approach, for existing and new clients across all Aqua Enviro Business sectors, defining and enacting a strategy to increase sales by 50% over the next AMP cycle and building a >6 month sales pipeline. This will be achieved through:

  • Adapting Aqua Enviro services to meet client needs
  • Managing the Technical Sales Manager and other future sales staff
  • Driving wider participation in the Business Development process with colleagues (through provision of training and mentoring)
  • Providing commercial leadership for tenders and higher value proposals produced by colleagues
  • Producing tenders, proposals and supporting customer discovery documentation
  • Liaising with the Operations team to ensure efficient delivery of agreed sales and ensure client delivery
  • Recording and report sales data through Salesforce CRM and other agreed formats to the SASUK Commercial Director and sales team

You’ll be expected to feed market intelligence back to the SASUK Commercial Director, Aqua Enviro managers and Marketing Team, working to identify / manage synergies and opportunities between Aqua Enviro, SES Group and SUEZ Globally, developing bespoke projects and scopes to the benefit of the wider group.

What are the requirements?

Essential to success in this role is a proven and demonstrable sales background in the water or wastewater sectors, backed up with an environmental, scientific or engineering degree (or equivalent, with detailed knowledge of the UK water industry, along with:

  • Consultancy or technical background in Water / Wastewater or another environmental discipline
  • Ability to balance a varied workload and prioritise key activities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent planning, presentation and negotiation skills

Who we are

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. Over 90,000 likeminded people worldwide makes for an incredible team, where collaboration and trust are part of the way we work. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all.

*No agencies please* 

Closing Date
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.