Haymarket Media Group

Business Development Manager

Depending on experience
05 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Business Type
Media Owner
Senior Executive
Contract Type

As Business Development Manager, you will work closely with the sales team and will be responsible for generating revenues from Franchised Car Dealers across our New Car offering.

Haymarket Automotive (HMA) comprises What Car?, Autocar, Classic & Sports Car and Car and Accessory Trader (CAT) - four brilliant brands that are world famous for informing and entertaining car buyers, sellers and owners which share the goal of leading in their chosen marketplaces.

Our reputation is built on quality journalism, slick marketing, product innovation and dogged and skilled salescraft, all in support of digital and print products that lead the market. No other automotive brand interacts with consumers and the car industry so comprehensively or is as well respected by its audience. 

Whatever we do, we aim to be the best - and that starts with our teams and the way we place them at the heart of everything we do.


Role Summary

As Business Development Manager, you will work closely with the sales team and will be responsible for generating revenues from Franchised Car Dealers across our New Car offering.

You will be a hard working, driven, confident and outgoing individual looking to be part of a winning team but one that is happy working on their own. On a day-to-day basis your focus will be on generating revenue from new business, through dealer sign ups spending time speaking to prospective clients in a competitive and vibrant marketplace. 

This role requires strong communication skills both face to face and via the phone and previous face to face experience would be preferred. What Car? is a demanding, target focused sales environment, where success is rewarded and could be the next step on your journey to a great sales career.


Our working culture

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We have just as much fun after hours - be it drinks with colleagues, awards ceremonies, sports teams, or our infamous annual Haymarket Awards. There is a relaxed vibe in our offices and we give you the tools to work flexibly, move around our environment freely and collaborate with your colleagues.


Other benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and commission scheme
  • Comprehensive training and career development programme
  • 25 days holiday per year (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan on passing probationary period
  • Discounts on magazine subscriptions and other employee discounts
  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance


The Ideal Candidate

  • A strong salesperson, driven to win.
  • Expected to build relationships, increase market share and grow revenue within this fast moving and competitive environment.
  • Self starter, conscientious and driven.  
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Able to work with a team and independently
  • Someone who works with integrity & ambition to succeed
  • A strategic thinker to establish new revenue opportunities and build on these ideas
  • Strong business acumen and commercial understanding
  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills
  • An exceptional communicator and negotiator
  • Someone who faces challenges with positivity and tenacity
  • Excellent written skills
  • Good computer skills

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket Automotive is a rewarding, exciting and fun place to work!

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