Business Development Manager

Haymarket Media Group
Twickenham, London (Greater)
Up to £32,000
16 Sep 2021
16 Oct 2021
Automotive, B2B, B2C
Business Type
Media Owner
Contract Type

Haymarket Automotive (HMA) incorporates a number of market leading and household brands which include 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 amazing talent, 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 and support team and will be responsible for generating revenues from Franchised Car Dealers across our award winning New Car Buying 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, via the phone, online and previous face to face experience along with motor industry knowledge 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. This position would be ideal for anyone who has retail sales experience within the Franchise Automotive sector but not essential. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • A strong salesperson with a consultative approach and who is 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
  • 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 IT skills

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 discount
  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance

Why work with us?
People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. Haymarket is a media, information and data business, we use our expertise in media and information to inspire, inform and empower our clients, audiences and communities. We are a socially and environmentally responsible business. As we serve our audiences, clients and communities, we are committed to driving the meaningful change necessary to build a better world. The principles of diversity, inclusion, respect, responsibility and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

We’re hard-wired to produce remarkable content for our audiences, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career. 

Our conveniently located Twickenham HQ is home to around 600 employees with a vast array of careers from journalism, video, marketing, sales and events to technology, digital development and product management.

As well as being the home of english rugby, Twickenham has the benefit of being less than 30 minutes from central London but also enjoying its riverside location, proximity to Richmond Park and a buzzing social scene.

With flexible hours, great brands, and a modern open plan environment, we attract great people. There’s time for you to get involved in our extra-curricular activities too; from volunteering with our charity partners, going for a lunch-time riverside run, cycling around Richmond Park or after work fun!

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We nurture, support and reward our talent. We offer a market-leading benefits programme, tailored to individual needs and preferences. The range of benefits are vast and include a generous pension plan, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday and a fabulous income protection policy. Oh, and our annual employee party is pretty special too!

As a global business operating in diverse markets, Haymarket is inherently multicultural.  Globally we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole. We will use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets. 

As such, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  

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

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