Business Development Manager - Ireland

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Dublin
Categories: Business Development & Sales, Trades & Technical

Salary: circa €65,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus depending on skills and experience 

Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37.5 hours per week

Our Role

SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions is part of the SSE Group and is a leading electrical specialist contractor in Ireland. Operating in a dynamic environment, we are currently involved in a range of projects throughout Ireland running a variety of commercial and term contracts and have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to work with our Commercial and Operations teams based from our Dublin office.

The Business Development Manager Ireland role is focused on developing the HV/MV/LV contracting business within the Republic of Ireland. Maximising HV/MV/LV opportunities across Ireland with large clients including the internal SSE Ireland business. Developing strong internal relationships with the regional operational teams and managing the internal sales process and authorisation procedures

Responsibilities will include but will not be restricted to:

-Comply with and actively embrace the SSE approach to health and safety guidelines

-Embrace and deliver on the SSE values, SSE Enterprise principles and SSE Enterprise Contracting ‘fit for future’ objectives

-Achieving Sales Targets and Other Deliverables

-Ensure that all administration and written documentation, bid input, technical proposals, etc. produced by oneself is of an excellent and professional standard

-Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the market conditions/technical developments and associated implications for the SSE AUS business within target markets and geographic region.

-Maintain knowledge of SSE AUS products, solutions and services, key competitor offerings, target market analysis and regional developments in terms of intelligence of activity.

-Accurate Weekly Forecasting of new business opportunities & pipeline management via CRM system i.e. Salesforce.

-Develop, Convert and Manage a pipeline of new business opportunities to support and assist the operational region

-Develop relationships throughout the client’s business to maintain customer focus and collaborative approach in delivery of client needs

-Develop strong internal relationships with the regional operational teams and manage the internal sales process and authorisation procedures

-Other tasks as required and commensurate with the role

Your Skills and Experience

-Proven track record of sales achievement with over 5years of experience within the contracting market

-Experienced new business hunter & account manager

-Have proven “closing” ability in converting large €0.5M complex solutions

-Possess strong commercial awareness and experience of sales forecasting, targeting and reporting

-Experience of selling into B-2-B Enterprise markets

-Demonstrate market knowledge in contracting and direct end user sectors

-Have experience in leading and responding to major RFQ, RFI and RFP bid responses

-Demonstrate an understanding of the Contracting market and Renewables sector

-Demonstrate an understanding of Energy Related Services

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award-winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 5th Mar 2019                                                    

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This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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