Builder of Business Friendships (aka Business Development Manager)

Reporting to:

Head of Making Friends (Sales & Marketing Director)


Improve PES’s market position and achieve financial growth through developing new business opportunities, negotiating and closing business deals, whilst maintaining knowledge of current market conditions.


  • Contribute to the business development strategy considering and prioritising the best routes to market and insure all channels are adequately supported.
  • To ensure all Business Development financial targets (including, but not limited to, sales pipeline and signed & sealed) are met and regularly reviewed with all those involved with developing sales.
  • Contribute to the development of all products/services, the pricing and marketing of these.
  • To work with the senior management team/board to develop sales, marketing and business development strategies to increase future growth.
  • To review, develop and ensure adherence to the PES sales process and ensure the CRM system is kept fully up to date. The sales process includes ensuring that operational/delivery employees are kept up to date with the sales pipeline and agreeing delivery dates – as well as ensuring a sufficient handover from sales to delivery is completed.
  • To provide up to date sales pipeline information to the management team/board on a monthly basis, or as requested.
  • Agree new contract commercials with the Head of Making Friends and ensure all new clients sign and return an agreement.
  • Play an active role in the business planning process.
  • Develop new business leads in line with targets.
  • Attend business development and marketing events in order to promote the business and develop new contacts.
  • Build and maintain excellent product knowledge for all services.
  • Utilise and develop your professional network to maximise sales opportunities.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to potential clients.
  • Contribute to ensuring all sales collateral is appropriate and up to date.
  • Be aware of competitor activity and take appropriate action.
  • Keep up to date with market trends and latest developments.
  • Consider your own professional development and seek relevant and appropriate forms of training and development within agreed budgets.
  • To ensure that behaviour is professional and appropriate and matches the PES values.

Business Development Duties

  • To find, develop and maximise new business opportunities.
  • To accurately record and follow up all new sales opportunities.

Measures for the role:

  • Achievements of targets
  • Development of the sales pipeline
  • Client/prospect feedback


You’ll enjoy a great benefits package and a whole range of wellbeing activities (such as an on-site gym, lunch and learn sessions, dress down Fridays and large amounts of cake).

About Us

We’re a refreshingly helpful employee benefits and HR support provider. Since 2001, we’ve been passionate about giving our clients a high standard of care. No matter what size a business is, we know one solution doesn’t work for everyone. Our focus is on creating tailored solutions for a variety of businesses, to make employee benefits and HR support accessible and affordable.

Feel you can make a contribution?

Then please get in touch. Send an email and your CV to Jax, telling us why you’re interested in us and why you think you’d fit in: jackie.smith@wearepes.co.uk.