Business Development Manager

Location Bordon
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £36,000 - £46,000
Job ref: 009622
Published: 21 days ago

Job Title: Business Development Manager | Location: Bordon | Salary: £36,000-£46,000 DOE plus commission and company car


We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a proven track record in good relationship management and B2B sales to help us develop our Site Accommodation business unit. The role is a key position for driving the commercial performance. You’ll be based at our Bordon site travelling across London West, Brighton and Bournemouth.


As Business Development Manager you will focus on business development activity to grow our presence within the region as well as activities ranging from developing new business to maintaining existing relationships and growing accounts. We are looking for someone with a pro-active approach to business development who can utilise a range of tools and media content to understand current and future needs for winning business in the competitive construction accommodation sector.

To generate and participate in business development initiatives, including marketing campaigns, to heighten local awareness in the area and ensure maximum conversion of opportunities we are looking for someone with excellent negotiating and influencing skills and an extremely driven and ambitious approach. You’ll be working alongside a long serving team in Bordon, you’ll be supported by your colleagues at Bordon but also having interaction with BDMs across the UK to continue to grow your knowledge and develop in your role.

This is a technical and solution based sales role therefore a degree of practical skills & understanding are required.


Our Ideal Candidate


We are looking for someone who has:

*       A proven track record in strategic account management (relationship building, problem resolution, opportunity development and collaborative working)

*       A wealth of experience building credible, high level, business relationships

*       The ability to negotiate, influence, persuade and problem solve

*       Experience working in or with the education sector

*       Technical, face to face selling and order winning experience

*       Full UK driving licence


Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.


Why Portakabin?


As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.


Portakabin now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.


You will receive:


*     25 days holiday plus BHs

*     Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

*     Working flexibly principles

*     Contributory pension

*     Commission

*     Electric Company Car and EV charging point if required

*     A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*     A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

*     Fully funded professional qualifications and membership

*     Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)


As a Portakabin Employee, you will also be able to access a range of dedicated health and wellbeing services, a chance to give back to your community with an annual volunteering day off, and fully funded professional qualifications! There is also a great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin.


What’s next? 

We aim to respond to all applications within 7 working days. We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing 15th July 2024. Interviews for this role will be in person at our office in Bordon.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Portakabin is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.


We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made. If you are having any difficulty applying, please contact our recruitment team on