Business Development Manager – South

Business Development Manager – South

We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading training providers. Our passionate, energetic people deliver an outstanding experience every day to our learners and support the development of our clients’ valuable workforce. 

Working nationally with small and large clients, we develop their talent at all levels. Our apprenticeship programmes integrate seamlessly with our clients’ ways of working, processes and training to support their strategic goals.

We are currently growing our sales team and have a number of Business Development Manager opportunities available across the country. We are looking for candidates with a significant experience securing new apprenticeship business to join our winning team. 

As a key member of the Business Development team, you will be responsible for identifying new starts in line with agreed targets and managing accounts you have won within organisations who will benefit from the high quality apprenticeship solutions we have to offer.

You will be experienced in researching target Company’s values, beliefs and strategies in order to tailor your approach and presentations to them. As an excellent communicator, you’ll be able to nurture strong relationships with prospective clients, positioning Paragon Skills as their preferred partner.  

We provide a highly competitive salary and incentive scheme, as well as great benefits through Paragon Choices and excellent training and development to support your progression through our Academy. 

Qualifications and experience required:

=         Successful track record of meeting targets

=         Experience in managing accounts in a consultative yet influential way

=         Experience of presenting to and working with decision makers

=         A strong commercial background

=         Experience using SPIN (or other solution) and challenger sales paradigms

Skills and behaviours required:

=       The ability to manage your own workload

=        Strong communication and business skills

=       The ability to present solutions to clients in formal and informal environments

=       Well-developed interpersonal and motivational skills

=       Creative thinker with an open mind

=       A desire to make a difference

=       Excellent IT skills, including the use of MS Office (knowledge of CRM systems would be advantageous)

=       Use of a car insured for business use

=         Able to work flexible hours and commit to overnight stays as and when required

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you apply and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability, you will be guaranteed an interview for that role.  

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