Business Development Manager

  • £25k basic, OTE £45k
  • Location: Oxford and home working
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/07/21
Sarah Flack

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Client Services Director

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Job description

Job reference: 4000/3

Role Outline

To help expand the brand in the city whilst continuing to develop and nurture relationships with local SME businesses. You must be able to pitch, with passion, and engage your clients with the vision and benefits of the brand.

We are looking for;

  • Experience (ideally within b2b sales) and enthusiastic about operations, believe in the concept and brand mission and get excited about taking on huge challenges
  • You must be confident, self-driven, have strong prioritisation skills and willing to proactively suggest and implement solutions without oversight
  • Happy to go the extra mile when required. This could include working over the weekend and during bank holidays to complete the launch of a new city
  • Previous experience in an operating role in Oxford City area and managing a team in a fast-moving environment
  • Great local knowledge of the Oxford City area. You know where students live, shop, hang out and work and are savvy with how the local business ecosystem operates. If you don’t have this knowledge, you are willing to pick it up before coming on the job (this would involve investigating the Oxford City area in your own time)

What the job involves;

  • You will head up the Oxford City growth team and be focused on rapidly creating impact as the brand launches and grows in Oxford
  • As a Business Development Manager, you will have a significant impact on shaping the brand’s territory expansion across other UK cities
  • You’ll communicate regularly with our Partners to understand how the brand is working for them and implement change where necessary. You’ll be the recognisable face for the brand in Oxford
  • You’ll work closely with data analysts to drive the initial strategy of where we launch within Oxford and help to identify the right areas and right new Partners to reach users, leveraging data to make the best decisions
  • You will take full responsibility with supporting the Growth team (London-based) and campus directors (Oxford-based). This might mean making sure our Partners have the POS materials they require or running a pop-up event
  • You will scout out optimal Partners to approach and visit our Partners regularly
  • You will train and manage the local team that will build and maintain business connections in Oxford
  • You will be expected to spend around 50% of your time on the ground in Oxford. The other 50% of your time can be worked fully remotely (UK timezone) or from the HQ in London.
  • You’ll be one of our first BD Managers, meaning you’ll shape the BD function from end-to-end!

Company benefits

  • 20 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Equity Options
  • Tea, coffee, inclusive snacks, and breakfast in the office
  • Flexible working, from home or in the office, you choose
  • Your birthday is an extra holiday
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular team lunches in the office


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