Business Development Manager
This charitable foundation is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to join the Milton Keynes team and develop and deliver the strategy for the conferencing and small business enterprise space.
If you are a proven, driven Business Development Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit, who enjoys engaging with the local business community and thrives on identifying and developing new opportunities for future growth and success then this could be the ideal career opportunity for you.
This is a permanent full-time role paying £35,000 - £40,000 offering an opportunity for someone who wants to work for a community organisation whose work enhances the quality of life for individuals and groups.
The organisation seeks to be a powerful platform for social change and to drive Equality for all. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We actively encourage applications from all our diverse communities.
Running a successful, surplus generating social enterprise for the Foundation
Oversee and deliver successful marketing and communication strategies that open new markets/business
Identify and develop opportunities for future growth and development of the Enterprise
Represent the Enterprise at external events and key forums. Promote the facilities and the work of the Foundation
Develop income through improved processes and systems as well as networking and building relationships with new businesses and voluntary sector groups
Cultivate and nurture relationships with key existing clients, customers, and partner organisations
Develop and maintain a good awareness of similar businesses to ensure appropriate positioning in the market and be able to develop responses that maintain that position
Propose, plan, and implement new products in response to market developments ensuring improvements in productivity and profitability
Benchmark and set high-level quality standards and to monitor their delivery on behalf of the enterprise operations in CMK. Ensuring the organisation is responsive to the needs of the tenants, visitors, and staff
Conduct regular business reviews and instigate change and improvement
Monitor systems, liaising with suppliers to ensure the operational needs of the Enterprise are met and efficiencies are secured
Be accountable for achieving agreed financial targets and make regular assessments of the Enterprise position and performance
Prepare board reports and KPI reports to support scrutiny of performance and to support continual business improvement for board, finance committee and property committee
Ensure effective performance management, induction and development of the Enterprise staff team, supporting, motivating and encouraging them to excel
Ensure Small Business Unit voids are kept to a minimum and proactively work alongside the Director of Finance to monitor income from these
Ensure compliance with Health & Safety among the team and within the Enterprise business areas, as well as all other legal regulations
Manage the balance of strategic and operational priorities, championing change and innovation to ensure development opportunities are fully realised
Work with colleagues of the Leadership Team to develop strategy, strengthen cross team working and good communication
Knowledge of managing a conferencing centre / tenanted business units would be ideal, especially if you have experience of networking and attracting Clients and generating profit in this manner, which in turn will benefit the future growth and development of the enterprise.
This is a key role within the organisation and would suit an individual who is adept at building relationships, developing, and attracting new Clients and has entrepreneurial flair as well as a collaborative approach. The role manages a small team so proven management skills and the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively whilst remaining calm and ensuring effective cross-team working would be essential. If you display strategic planning and leadership skills whilst demonstrating deep understating of budget setting, monitoring, and interpreting whilst achieving financial targets and a comprehensive understanding of how those targets impact and benefit a profit generating business then we would be keen to hear from you.