Business Development Account Manager – Apprenticeships

Plumpton, Lewes, BN7 3AE
£26,164 - £28,531 per annum
08 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
Apprenticeship, Sales
Contract Type
Full Time

Calling all experienced Business Development Executives!

Are you looking for your next step on the career ladder?

We are seeking a target driven Business Development Account Manager to support our successful and ambitious Business Development Team. You will be highly motivated to generate sales leads, with experience of cold calling, and developing strong relationships with a diverse range of customers. Highly IT literate with exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills, you will have the drive and tenacity to manage and prioritise your own varied workload.

Ideally you will have industry / sector experience although the key priority for this challenging role is that you have a demonstrable commitment to generating sales leads through to completion as well as sustaining ongoing, repeat business. You will be responsible for employer engagement, internal and external networking, account management, identifying training solutions and liaising between college programme delivery team and the employer to ensure both needs are met.

The ideal candidate’s essential skills:

  • Minimum of three years’ sales experience
  • Lead generation and development
  • Sales pipeline management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to present our products and services to clients in a clear and enthusiastic way
  • Ability to think on your feet to generate additional business

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency closure days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th April at 9.00am

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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