Business Development Executive/Manager

  • Birmingham (City and Borough of Birmingham)
  • Sales

Job description

Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: This position is not limited to one location. We welcome applicants based anywhere within the UK.

Business Development Executive/Manager (Wastewater Treatment Chemicals)

Field based role; based at home with travel to customers as required across Midlands and Southern UK. (Within this role you will need to have the ability to travel widely and at short notice as required to fulfil the job role). 

Permanent, Full-time, Monday - Friday 37 hours

Benefits include: Uncapped Incentive Scheme,  25 days annual leave (plus UK bank holidays), market leading Company Pension Scheme, Company car/allowance, Private Medical Insurance, Group Income Protection, Critical Illness Insurance, Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Scheme, Volunteer Day - plus access to a benefits scheme which allows you to trade benefits to suit your personal circumstances.


Are you someone who wants to make a difference selling world leading water treatment products and services to customers and market’s needing innovative solutions? 

At Veolia Water Technologies, we encourage entrepreneurial spirit, empowering our employees to make their own decisions to support the continued growth of our business. We are looking for like-minded people who can share our passion for success.

The Water Treatment Chemicals services platform from Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) provides speciality and general water treatment chemical conditioning services primarily for industrial clients. Through our expertise and service organisation we are able to provide services for a multiple of applications including boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment, effluent and influent water treatment and water reuse programs. The Water Treatment Chemical team has a great reputation in the Veolia business with excellent growth prospects, so this is an amazing opportunity to join this team to grow the business further and make a real difference.

In this role you will be selling wastewater treatment chemical solutions and services to industrial customers across the Midlands and Southern regions of the UK.

Your drive and enthusiasm will deliver new business growth in defined areas, providing technical and application insight to customers to enable them to recommend or purchase our products and services as their preferred and trusted supplier.  

In this challenging and variable role you will plan your territory,  make customer appointments and visits, and have input into territory marketing initiatives to stimulate customer interest. Success will also be determined on effective internal and external customer relationships. 

Key responsibilities would include:

·  Carrying out sufficient sales activity, territory coverage and future prospect development to secure orders and  achieve personal, annual financial targets;
·  Maintaining a high level of technical and commercial awareness, curiosity and competence to demonstrate your value to customers and in turn, maximise your personal achievements 
·  Providing accurate and timely information and reporting in the CRM 
·  Working closely with the marketing teams, developing growth targets and appropriate activities. 
·  Understanding customer needs, presenting solutions and creating proposals that clearly  identifies our added value to the customer;
·  Maintaining good knowledge of competitor strategy and activity to identify new areas of business growth;
·  Providing excellent service to the customer ensuring they are kept up to date with all progress;
·  Attend trade shows and/or industry conferences to network, be a guest speaker  or promote the business;
·  Coordinate with all other UK Veolia teams as required, sharing best practices and insight.


General requirements for the role:

Due to the technical nature of selling wastewater treatment chemical solutions, you will have a Science, Environmental or Engineering Degree or be qualified by experience.

Experience in selling technical services solutions is advantageous, and your personal attributes will need to demonstrate that you are someone who will drive the business forward selling wastewater treatment chemical solutions in the UK Industrial market.

We are looking for someone who is energetic, self motivated and curious with a sense of personal pride and motivation to be the best and most admired salesperson in our team. They should be demanding of the business to give them the best tools and support to help them be successful.

Being able to demonstrate the following attributes will also be advantageous:

·  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
·  Strong presentation skills, able to engage people in our technologies, products and services;
·  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and the wider business.
·  Passionate about customer service with the ability to engage empathetically with our customers problems; 
·  The confidence to successfully negotiate and close a deal;
·  Proven ability to quickly learn new applications, processes, and procedures;
·  Sound computer literacy, and ability to use CRM tools such as Salesforce

Additional Information

What’s next?

If you feel this role is suited for you, click on the “Apply” button. The Recruitment team will review your application as soon as possible and if your experience and skills match closely with what we are looking for, we will be in touch to discuss the next steps.


Our promise to you

We know that the expectation of a good role goes both ways, so alongside your salary, you will have access to our extensive benefits package which includes 25 days annual leave, our market leading pension and share scheme, a range of employee discounts, company vehicle, private medical insurance (after one year of service) and employee referral bonuses - as we’d like nothing more than to give your family and friends an opportunity too! Also, to help you a little further, we provide mental health and financial support, so you know exactly who to lean on whenever you need to.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.


Diversity & Inclusion

At VWT UK, we’re proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We acknowledge that supporting diversity and engagement is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing for our business.  We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. This commitment is embedded into our values and beliefs that our business is at its best when we embrace the full spectrum of humanity, regardless of what we look like, where we come from or who we love. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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