Business Development Manager - London
Who we're looking for
PwC is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Business Development Manager to work within the Sales & Marketing Team (SMT).
The New Business team focus on building relationships with target clients, generating new business opportunities in the market, and promoting sales effectiveness & best practice across the firm. The team takes responsibility for ensuring that all new business development activity delivers return on investment and profitable revenue.
This role sits in the London Region Sales & Marketing Team and will focus on the following:
Driving new business development activity (predominantly privately own businesses) within the London region. You will be expected to establish a network of commercial relationships and a pipeline of new business opportunities, providing the catalyst in your market for revenue growth.
Driving business development activity across our portfolio of targets and clients throughout the geography. Working closely with the key Partners across all service lines to drive profitable revenue growth.
The jobholder must possess the experience and professionalism to be credible in the market, as well as to challenge and influence senior management internally, and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the strategic business drivers for PwC.
About the role
SMT is a centralised support function and covers all aspects of professional services marketing, proposal support and business development. The prime area of focus for the function is to support the development and implementation of the firm’s market strategy and in particular to deliver:
Profitable revenue growth
Enhanced relationships and networks
Deliver on our brand promise
This role will focus on driving new business development activity for an agreed market segment and will report to the Head of Private Business (UK Regions).
You will work with key stakeholders internally to identify, develop and convert new business opportunities. Key responsibilities will include:
Build your profile in the market and establish yourself as a recognised PwC figurehead, acting as the focal point of all business development activity.
Drive external client facing activity by identifying new targets and securing meetings with them
Establish a network of commercial relationships across our target accounts, intermediaries and the wider business community
Develop a pipeline of opportunities & drive the pursuit process through to conclusion
Attend relevant client and/or intermediary events to network and represent PwC in the market. Ensure effective follow up.
Develop an understanding of key client issues and the relevant PwC propositions that are successfully generating revenue
Relationship/account management of a small number of key target accounts. Implement account planning best practice, expand our relationships across the account and develop/drive new opportunities
Support, drive & deliver key national Sales Campaigns when required
Coach Partners & Staff on business development best practice
Attend and/or chair relevant internal business development meetings and drive subsequent actions
Ensure the messages & learning’s from Client Feedback are shared and acted upon to help increase opportunity conversion & client satisfaction
- Accurately record all business development activity (meetings and opportunities) in our CRM system to evidence performance and ROI
Essential skills needed for the role:
Graduate calibre with a proven track record in a client facing business development role - knowledge of financial services a plus.
An expert understanding of targeting & lead generation with the ability to implement both strategic and tactical initiatives.
The proven ability to drive and develop a pipeline of opportunities.
Strong knowledge of Pursuit, SPIN, Miller Heiman or another relationship/sales methodology and evidence of using it to drive opportunities through to revenue.
Experience of operating in a complex organisation with service focused propositions
Strong relationship management skills
Proactive with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
Self starter able to work effectively as part of a ‘virtual team’.
A team player. Able to actively contribute & participate as a member of the Sales capability and wider SMT Function.
The ability to build networks with Partners & staff at all levels across the firm and influence effectively.
A sound business understanding as well as being commercially astute and risk aware.
An accomplished networker
A good communicator