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Business Development Manager- Renewable Energy

Job Title: Business Development Manager- Renewable Energy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus scheme
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH25786
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email: swoods@allen-york.com
Job Published: 7 days ago

One of the UK's leaders in renewable energy is looking for a Business development manager to join their team.

You will be working closely with the UK Commercial team, and business leads, including asset management, operations, finance and procurement teams.

Responsibilities

  • Regular communication with target clients and external contractors; and Interfacing with other groups including insurance and legal teams.
  • Support the business leads in the development of the marketing and business development plans;
  • Plan and deliver a programme of business development activity to meet targets;
  • Develop and maintain client relationships including preparing and delivering presentations to clients and identifying and generating opportunities to submit bids;
  • Lead the preparation of bids or support others preparing bids and manage relevant opportunities through to contract signature/handover;
  • Support the preparation of the cost calculation including developing an appropriate pricing strategy;
  • Be responsible for gaining the relevant business approval prior to preparing and submitting bids;
  • Participate in contract negotiations within the agreed business approval levels;
  • Correctly record and track opportunities, customer interactions and project data within the CRM system;
  • Support procurement activities for downstream contracts by providing detailed specification and pricing structure and liaising with the procurement team;
  • Evaluate technical capabilities and H&S record of relevant contractors;
  • Identify partnering and acquisition opportunities; and Help to develop a culture of continuous improvement through the analysis of customer and internal feedback and drawing conclusions for the business development strategy.

Requirements

  • Travel within UK and Europe; and Attendance at key and relevant conferences including presenting at public events to enhance their visibility in the market.
  • Knowledge of the UK wind/solar/storage renewable energy sectors, in particular asset management/O&M clients, competitors and contractors;
  • Knowledge of business development process typically used for selling services in a B2B environment;
  • Knowledge of the principles of key account management;
  • Knowledge of key contractual terms in relation to asset management/O&M such as performance warranties.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly for leading virtual teams to develop tenders and for representing the companies 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
  • Strong ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM systems.
  • 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
  • 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.