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Business Development Manager - Onshore Wind

Business Development Manager - Onshore Wind

  • Location

    North London

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable plus bonus and benefits

  • Contact:

    Geraint Powell

  • Contact email:

    geraint@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-04-04

  • Consultant:

    Geraint Powell

The Role:

The Business Development Manager will be a full-time member of UK&I Commercial team and will work closely with each of the Profit Centre Managers and business leads on the securing of new business opportunities within the UK&I across all of the key technologies (wind, solar and battery storage): Development Services, Construction services, Onshore and offshore Asset Management, O&M and other specialist services.

Whilst the role will cover all services delivered by the company, there will be an emphasis on securing Onshore Asset Management and O&M opportunities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Understand, and contribute to the development of, the services to be offered, their costs (and cost models) and profitability;
  • Support the commercial team and Profit Centre Managers in the development of the marketing plan in one or more profit centres;
  • Plan and deliver a programme of business development activity to meet revenue and profit targets;
  • Develop and maintain client relationships including preparing and delivering presentations to clients and identifying and generating opportunities to submit bids;
  • Evaluate partnering and acquisition opportunities;
  • Lead the preparation of bids or support others preparing bids and manage relevant opportunities through to contract signature;
  • Be responsible for managing the overall programme of opportunities within one or more profit centres and ensure it is correctly recorded within the CRM database;
  • Support procurement activities for downstream contracts by providing detailed specification and pricing structure and liaising with the procurement team; and
  • Evaluate technical capabilities and H&S record of relevant contractors.

Alongside the technical accountabilities, the role will also require:

  • Travel within UK and Europe; and
  • Attendance at key and relevant conferences including presenting at public events to enhance the company’s visibility in the market.

Person Specification:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of typical contents of a marketing plan for selling services in a B2B environment;
  • Knowledge of business development process typically used for selling services in a B2B environment;
  • Knowledge of the principles of key account management; and
  • Knowledge of the UK wind/solar/storage renewable energy sectors, in particular the drivers of the cost of energy that service providers can influence.

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly for leading teams drawn from across the company to develop tenders and for representing the company credibly and presenting our services clearly and positively in face-to-face meetings, presentations and written proposals with clients, contractors and other stakeholders;
  • Strong numerical analysis skills required for developing cost models to for delivering technical services (such as asset management and O&M) under long term contracts;
  • Strong research and strategic analysis;
  • Good organisational skills to meet demanding timescales on a number of potentially simultaneous tenders and other business development activities; and
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Experience

  • Experience in planning and delivering business development activities (with clients and contractors) for selling services in a B2B environment;
  • Experience in preparing proposals;
  • Experience of working within the UK (wind/solar/storage) renewable energy sectors

Qualifications

  • A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or equivalent qualification is desirable, but a proven background in a relevant business development activity may be sufficient; and
  • Hold a UK driving licence.