Senior Business Development Manager

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Job Title: Senior Business Development Manager                           Reporting to: Head of New Business

ALD Automotive are growing and adding to our sales force.


Established in 1999, ALD Automotive has grown to become one of Ireland's largest fleet management companies with a team of over 70 dedicated staff. We pride ourselves on exceptional service with our mission being to deliver the highest standard of fleet management services through innovation and technology while investing in our team to surpass customer expectations.


We are a wholly owned subsidiary of ALD Automotive, the leasing division of Société Générale Bank. ALD Automotive manage over 1.7 million vehicles across 43 countries. Their philosophy is to act locally and think globally.


Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Head of New Business, the Business Development Manager will execute and deliver on the sales plan and targets in line with company objectives in respect of winning new corporate customers requiring contract hire, fleet management and rental business.  


This is a ‘new business’ role so the successful candidate must have a passion for sales, cold calling, lead generation and networking. This role is suited to people who are ‘sales hungry’ and self-motivated to achieve challenging but rewarding monthly business targets.  This is a senior role so the candidate will have a minimum of 4 year’s experience in a similar role. The role will be Dublin based targeting the corporate sector.  Candidates will be expected to build their profile amongst prospects by attending networking and industry events. We are looking for someone to be a strong team player who can exploit their exceptional sales skills for successful results.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Pro-active in identification & development of new business customers for ALD Automotive.
  • Build and manage a short, medium- and long-term pipeline of realistic and credible prospects. Identify potential customers and develop a business development plan to reach them.
  • Keep an up to date status on the pipeline and be in a position to report at all times.
  • Following on from lead generation and appointment setting, your responsibilities will include actively and successfully managing the sales process:

- Building a rapport with the prospective client,

- Understanding their business requirements & potential,

- Presenting best solutions & negotiations of same,

- Complete a credit appraisal,

- Closing deal and completing contracts,

- Complete handover to client relations team,

- Consider future customer follow e.g. if unsuccessful this time, assess customer satisfaction, possible introduction to other customers.

  • Ability to assess the creditworthiness of opportunities and submit complete credit proposals.
  • Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all sales and revenue opportunities for ALD Automotive are captured and explored.
  • Adhere to agreed sales procedures, including maintaining our CRM system and keeping all sales administration accurate and up to date.
  • Work effectively with other departments when handing over new clients, ensuring they are fully briefed in all relevant information.
  • Keeping abreast of client issues, product knowledge and market intelligence, including attendance at appropriate networking events.
  • Work well within the ALD Automotive team environment, offering support, coaching and sharing successful sales techniques.


Key Requirements:

  • Excellent selling skills with proven track record of at least 4 years
  • Previous team lead or supervisory experience required
  • People Management or coaching experience required
  • Passion for sales, cold calling, lead generation and networking
  • Experience in selling financial leasing products a benefit
  • Experience in proposal / tender writing
  • Self-motivated, energetic and driven
  • Some travel and working remotely required
  • Proven ability to deliver under-pressure to deadlines and monthly targets
  • Organised and structured
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with an ability to adapt your style to suit the situation
  • Ambitious and looking for progression
  • Strong IT literacy and strong proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
  • Full Clean Driving license

Published at 26/02/2021

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  • ALD Automotive



    15/16, Holly Avenue,
    Stillorgan Business Park,
    Dublin, Ireland.
    A94 XA72

    Phone Number

    +353 (01) 206 1118