Head of Business Growth

2 weeks ago


Role: Head of Business Growth

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Location: Sheffield (North)

This is a new role within a small business, built on strong foundations that are in the perfect position to grow. As a key member of the team your responsibilities will be wide ranging  and will test your behaviours, technical & process skills, ability to learn and apply new skills and your strategic thinking skills.

As Leader of the Sales function, you will work in partnership with the Head of Communications and Head of CIM Programmes and be jointly accountable for leading on all aspects of building relationships, maximising opportunities and delivering over and above what clients and stakeholders expect.

The business is a behaviour driven company, and they are looking for ‘the one’ who has ‘in-field’ experience of:

Think: Ability to have a strategic mindset to build upon an agreed vision for sustainable growth

Plan: Use the latest systems to capture, assess and communicate to current and future clients

Crack on: Less talk, more action on the 3-core elements of ‘how we operate’

They operate as a team, and everyone has 3-core functions under which their role operates:

  1. Must have a specialism that is important to the business
  2. Must deliver training
  3. Must be involved in client relations

This role will report directly to the CEO and will have equal status to the other functional leaders that make up the Operations Board. If you want to enhance your skills and want to be one of the architects of building a strong, profitable, and regional based training and consultancy  business, then this is the role for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the sales journey from contact to on-boarding to ensure we provide exceptional service at the right profit margin
  • Build and develop relationships with clients on a face-to-face, email and phone basis
  • Regular account management to provide updates, advice, and feedback
  • Work with the internal team to ensure that a minimum of 3-points of contact are always maintained with the client
  • Identify tendering and other opportunities and lead on converting the contact into future revenue and long-term partnerships
  • Demonstrate coaching, influencing and relationship management at all levels and upskill other members tools and techniques
  • Manage and maintain the CRM systems
  • Represent the business to external stakeholders as business requires
  • Deliver training in your specialism
  • Reporting of key performance indicators to Operations Board
  • Other duties as required

Key skills to be successful in this role you will need to have:

We are looking for a self-starter who values their part in the team and is motivated to focus their strong sales behaviours to deliver unrivalled customer service and profitable sales.

  • The ‘mindset’ for business development and sustaining partnerships
  • Strategic thinker who values thinking, planning, and doing equally
  • Fully IT literate
  • Strong emotional intelligence skills
  • Ability to project manage all opportunities
  • Organised, time disciplined and able to prepare professional proposals
  • Understand the value of and be a disciplined user of data management systems
  • Be agile, resilient, and accountable
  • Willing to lead and make best practice and tailored decisions to advance the company vision
  • Personable. You must have the influencing skills needed to engage learners at all levels, so they become passionate advocates for learning, development and making change stick.
  • Independent and fast thinker, who can adapt to changing environments
  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills who  is curious enough to capture the stated and unstated customer requirements
  • Know your stuff
  • A considered and purposeful doer! – With attention to detail
  • Fit with the culture of the business. The way you do your job, is just as important as how you do your job
  • Appetite for continuous learning and personal development
  • Actively seek opportunities


  • Access to profit share scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • On-site parking
  • Pension, 5% employer, 5% employee
  • Training opportunities
  • Laptop &phone
Glu Recruit LTD are an equal opportunities employer and are acting as a recruitment agent in the hiring of this role.

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