Business Development Manager

CT Skills Ltd
December 3, 2019
Derby/Burton, United Kingdom
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We have an exciting opportunity for an individual who is highly motivated, with a proven track record within a target driven environment.  The role of Business Development Manager is a full time, permanent role, pivotal to the ambitious growth plans at CT Skills. The successful applicant will be responsible for engaging with businesses in Derby, Burton and Tamworth, therefore a full driving licence and access to a car is essential.

The Role

You will take a consultative approach, listening to what levy paying  employers need to enable them to increase employee engagement by supporting them to develop their work force, help them devise effective training and recruitment plans and how best to manage their Apprenticeship Levy.

In addition, you will be able to engage with the SME employer market, where you will be able to work in conjunction with them to utilise the co-funded model in order to grow and up-skill their current workforce.

You will be a brand ambassador for CT Skills, passionate about who we are and what we do, promoting our recruitment, training and development solutions through engaging and securing new businesses.  You will be a great sales person, generating new leads and opportunities wherever necessary, you will know and understand how to maintain and nurture long sales cycles through the use of intelligent communication. You will build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure services are delivered to an excellent standard that will maximise opportunities to provide added value programmes and services.

You will actively sell and promote the CT Skills offer including Accountancy, Digital Marketing, Business Administration, HR Support, Leadership & Management and Housing.

The Individual

You will have proven B2B field sales experience, be self motivated and comfortable working within a target driven environment.  You will be a great listener, matching your approach to employer requirements and values, and able to understand what clients need.

Able to use your consultative sales approach to secure new employer clients, you have proven ability to utilise a variety of new business development lead generation approaches, from cold calling to presenting to a room of business owners, able to tailor your approach for different audiences.  You will have an engaging communication style, able to build authentic and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You don’t need to have in depth knowledge of the training industry, apprenticeship delivery or the Apprenticeship Levy as full training will be provided, what you will need is passion for our proposition, curiosity and an appetite to learn.

The Company 

CT Skills is an ambitious business, delivering training solutions and workforce consultancy to learners and employers throughout the East Midlands.  We are graded Good by OFSTED across all areas of the business and hold Quality 9001 accreditation, Matrix and IIP Silver.  Our ‘PRAISE’ values (pride, respect, accountability, integrity and service excellence) drive all delivery services both to our employers and learners, and to our own employees, always embedding professionalism within a culture of continuous improvement.

We currently have six fixed delivery centres and hundreds of work-based learners throughout the Midlands with the next phase of our growth already under implementation.

CT Skills currently has turnover of £5m with plans for significant short-term growth and is committed to encouraging equality and diversity and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions including:

  • 36 days holiday (inc. bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Work / life balance
  • Annual Values Awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance 

CT Skills is committed to encouraging equality and diversity within our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

CT Skills is committed to safeguarding and committed to promoting the welfare of our learners and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Should your application be successful; an enhanced disclosure will be requested from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and any contractual offer will be subject to rigorous vetting procedures.

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