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Business Development Manager

  • Location:

    Cheshire East, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Real Estate & Property Services, Residential Real Estate

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + commission

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -092020-71571_1602519032

  • Published:

    12 October 2020

  • Expiry date:

    11 December 2020

  • Start date:


Business Development Manager

Based Altrincham

Salary £35,000-£40,000 (plus uncapped commission)

My client, specialising in property development, property lettings and property management operating throughout the country, is recruiting for a Business Development Manager to join their team. This ambitious and fast-growing organisation operates the block and property management function of the group, with around £5m of Residential and Student service charges currently under management in the UK.

The ideal candidate will have experience of Business Development within a property environment, of handling service charges, an understanding of leasehold management and an awareness of compliance regulations. A strong focus on customer service is required, for internal and external stakeholders at all levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing a Business Development process in close conjunction with the Executive Board.


  • Develop, implement and maintain a BD function within the business, in line with business strategies.
  • Identify new business opportunities, making first contact and managing the BD process to completion.
  • Liaise with Property Management teams to deliver proposals and services to prospective clients.
  • Represent the business at the highest levels with potential customers, alongside Directors.
  • Draft service charge proposals and tender / bid documents.
  • Manage communications with various potential client groups including developers, right to manage (RTM) company contacts and resident management company (RMC) directors.
  • Report to Directors on progress, business growth and pipeline.

Key Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK property development or management market.
  • Understanding of Business Development, bid and tender processes and service charge budgets.
  • IRPM Qualifications desirable but not essential, study support for this and any other relevant qualifications will be provided.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, both internally and externally, at all levels.
  • Knowledge of a Property management system (MRI Qube PM, Propman or similar) preferred.

The role will require national travel.