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Join us, we’re an Investors in People Gold Standard Company.
We have an opening for an outstanding Business Development Manager to help us win new arboriculture and landscaping work with National Grid, the utilities companies and the large infrastructure organisations managing these projects. You'll be aligned to our Infrastructure team and will utilise your existing network in the Utilities sector to grow the service line and help us to deliver on our ambitious 5 year growth plan, whilst Caring for Our Environment.
This is a field based role with a national remit, as such you can be based anywhere in the UK.
What we offer:
At Ground Control we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. Along with a great basic salary and superb commission prospects, we also offer a wide-ranging benefits programme inspiring you to realise your full potential:
Benefits and Perks:
Ranked 62nd in ‘The UK's 100 Best Large Companies to Work For 2021’.
Being part of a Sunday Times 2019 Top Track 250 Company & London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.
We inclusively support ‘The Race at Work Charter’, ‘Ban the Box’, ‘The Armed Forces Covenant’ and are ‘Disability Confident’.
A supportive, entrepreneurial working environment that fosters collaboration.
Training, development, coaching and mentoring opportunities, with clear career path progression.
Match funding for employee fundraising and 2 personal choice volunteering days.
We invest 5% of our profits into the Evergreen Fund, an investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives.
By 2025 we have committed to planting 1,000,000 trees, having a fully electric fleet and being carbon neutral.
Free gym access.
Cycle to work, Travel loans.
Bupa employee support & Free Flu Jab & subscriptions to an online GP service and Calm, the wellbeing app.
Share Options, 2 x salary Death in Service cover.
How we work:
We put people at the centre of everything we do.
Everyone is welcome. We’re embracing a culture where difference is valued. Your uniqueness will be celebrated. We believe diversity grows innovation and innovation creates initiative. Together we’ll succeed in caring for each other, caring for our communities and caring for our environment. Together, we’re stronger.
What You’ll Achieve:
Your key aim will be to win new business through your outstanding ability to consult, negotiate and close deals.
You’ll work closely with the team to identify framework opportunities and projects that we can tender for and will actively seek to position Ground Control as the contractor of choice with the relevant client contacts.
Taking ownership for your own success, you’ll have autonomy to initiate and develop opportunities and relationships for Ground Control.
Acting as Brand Ambassador for Ground Control, you’ll increase company awareness and drive large, successful sales.
Confident in the public speaking arena, you’ll create and deliver world class presentations to the relevant client contacts to achieve high win rates.
Who we’re Seeking:
An ‘A’ player who can demonstrate through their career achievements the ability to open doors, identify and build strong relationships with key decision makers and turn big ticket opportunities into successful relationships.
An experienced Business Development professional who can demonstrate a career of successfully securing significant new business in the Utilities industry.
A people person, that enjoys relationship building and is comfortable speaking to subject matter experts in the Utilities sector.
An individual that has expertly navigated regulated environments previously and who understands the need to read and digest industry related reports.
We’re a values based, people centred company and you’ll share our values and commitment while Caring for the Environment.
Ground Control is the UK’s largest external maintenance and commercial landscaping company. We are a values centred business, creating and maintaining external spaces that are safe and enjoyable for all. We are the contractor of choice for many well-known private and public organisations - Network Rail, Tesco, Severn Trent Water, Sainsbury’s and the Tower of London to name a few.