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Business Development Director. Business Transformation/Process Improvement. - London

To £100k base + uncapped bonus (OTE >£500K)

Who is my Client?

My client is an awarding-winning Management Consultancy specialising in Business Transformation. They deliver rapid and sustained performance improvement, often where implementing change has proved particularly challenging. They use their deep broad business knowledge and analytical insight to design and articulate a clear and strategic direction for their clients

My client  focus on four key industry sectors; manufacturing/engineering, financial services, telco/media and infrastructure/Capital Projects. They current project portfolio includes projects in aerospace and defence, industrial manufacturing, utilities, telecoms, business services, insurance and telecoms. Their skills span the full spectrum of change approaches, from operational improvement to market analysis, strategy development and full business transformation.

Their greatest strength is in getting things done. Many organisations are good at developing strategy but lack sufficient skills and resources to achieve a successful and timely implementation. My client, help each of their clients to develop a well thought-out plan for action and then work with them to deliver the projected benefits faster than they could on their own. They deliver significant, measurable results and begin each assignment with a rigorous analysis to reveal new insights based on fresh, objective thinking from a different perspective. With a deeper understanding of the issues and an organisation’s culture, they next work with the leadership team to design a solution, backed up by a clear business case. They then execute an implementation programme that includes measures for assessing performance.


What is the role?

We are looking for a director/associate director who can make a significant contribution to the growth of the firm on a consistent basis over the next 3-4 years through the winning and retention of major clients who spend upwards of £0.5 million per annum with individual consulting firms. It is essential that the successful candidate will have a background and experience in Business Development roles within other UK consulting firms, professional services firms or service industries. However, my client see that successful experience with a smaller consulting player will carry more weight than selling for a big brand as the sales process is usually somewhat different in the early stages. This role is 95% sales focused and delivery is managed by the delivery team.

Your will be able to evidence:

  • Significant success of winning business for a “small brand” services/consulting organization, ideally in business transformation consulting
  • Developing and driving sales campaigns into a marketplace with demonstrable success
  • An existing “black book” network of trusted clients with whom you have long standing relationships and evidence of having previously sold services to on multiple occasions
  • The “live” nature of the “black book” and the realism of a number of opportunities that could be realized in a 6-9 month timeframe
  • An understanding of consulting models and services and how and where my client fit in relation to others
  • Familiarity with one of the core sectors  - Manufacturing/Engineering, Utilities or Infrastructure sectors; key macro trends, issues and where they typically require consulting support

There will be increasing Marketing support but it should not be expected that leads to follow up will be handed over continually.  After an initial sale, continued involvement will be expected to ensure that the delivery team is thinking commercially and accessing key stakeholders in order to win more significant second phases of work, following which the role may widen into account management in order to break into different divisions of the same client group if there are such additional divisions. Fluency in English, both spoken and written, is a must and a second European language would be advantageous but not essential. Given this is a sales focused role rather than a delivery role then travel is much less than a normal delivery consulting role.

Why Join my client?

My client’s structure allows for the allocation of one team leader (a partner or principal) to 5 to 6 client-facing staff rather than the industry norm of one partner to 25 consultants. By matching our experience (and bringing in professional associates and alliance partners) to clients’ business issues, they bring real depth of knowledge and the strongest possible team.

My client is a dynamic consultancy working on exciting client projects that will challenge, develop and engage the right people. They pride ourselves on consistently:

  • winning awards and recommendations
  • developing repeat business with over their of our clients,
  • prioritising the ongoing development of their own IP.

As a business, they are ambitious yet pragmatic and see themselves doubling or more in size in the next 4 years, building on a growing reputation for quality delivery in their selected sectors. Every one of their team contributes to the ongoing development and growth of their business, so they hand pick only the best people, and operate a strong performance management programme to ensure ongoing professional development.

Joining my client means working with a close knit group of professionals in high visibility roles. They work hard, have fun and enjoy what they do and how they do it. They do not have the politics and red-tape that very often many larger consultancies suffer from. They have a flat structure and the potential to earn a very good uncapped bonus that could take your salary over £500,000 per annum. My client is an LLP and a career path to Partner is achievable for people who hit their numbers consistently and demonstrate capability and interest in being part of a business.

In order to apply for these roles, please email rakesh.pabbi@consultingpoint.com a word version CV and cover letter explaining why you are suitable. You can also call Rakesh on 0780 1179671

NB: Consulting Point Search is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy
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