Business Development Manager - Manchester

Sales & Business Development Manchester, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom


Business Development Manager - Manchester

An exciting and high-performing sales channel, our Broker Team needs an accomplished Business Development Manager to build out our portfolio of brokers/introducers in the North West. To drive the growth of our broker network, you will be a self-starting hunter BDM with a keen eye for untapped opportunities whilst also farming a panel of existing Brokers.

You will be our face-to-market in the M62 corridor and own it as a region, developing and implementing a strategy to establish and nurture intermediary-referred SME borrowers. This is a phenomenal opportunity for someone with a real passion for building, developing and maximising business relationships, and being part of disruptive innovation in financial services.

At Funding Circle there’s a mission that drives everything we do. Around the world, we want to help SME businesses get the finance they need to thrive. 46,000 UK businesses have financed their goals by borrowing £5.6 billion through Funding Circle.

**this role is based in our Manchester office with flexible travelling, covering the North West & West Yorkshire


What will you be responsible for?

  • Building Funding Circle’s presence in the North West & West Yorkshire with local business networks, leading to the acquisition of borrowers through established commercial finance brokers, accountants and business coach contacts with support from the Regional Manager in the North
  • Searching for, acquiring and building new relationships with relevant business contacts including accountants, business coaches and brokers both by face to face, telephone, LinkedIn and email
  • Helping to develop and implement the team acquisition strategy (incl. which relationships and networks to target, in what order, and how, and assist with campaign/event planning)
  • Partnering with a Business Development Executive to track introduced loan applications and to assist with general analysis/reporting on business network activity on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Working from both our Manchester office and remotely, you will adapt a flexible working style, including travel, focusing on the M62 corridor (for example: Manchester through to Leeds and potentially beyond) There will also be occasional trips to our offices in London for training and team building events.

What will you bring to the role?
the ‘must-have’s’:

  • Proven business development/sales experience in financial services - face-to-face sales experience is essential
  • It would be great if you’ve worked with a lending product before, but not essential
  • Both a hunter and farmer, with an appetite to build long-lasting relationships from the start
  • You know how to manage your pipeline and your diary - you’re organised and a self-starter
  • Motivated by success in numbers, and driven to achieve your targets
  • Experience explaining complex products or services to businesses and introducers
  • Strong presentation and organisational skills, with a flexible attitude towards working hours and UK travel
  • Located in the North West / West Yorkshire is ideal as you will cover and own this region
Preferred experience (but not essential for the right person!):
  • Experience working with brokerages or intermediaries with access to SMEs would be advantageous
  • Presence of an existing network of business contacts an advantage
  • Experience of event planning and attendance desirable although not a necessity

Why join Funding Circle?

Manning the front line, you are the face of Funding Circle in your region and beyond. You will join a hard-working and most importantly FUN team where we encourage ambition and initiative and champions working smart, working together and living the adventure.

We offer a range of attractive benefits and a competitive salary package including uncapped, performance based bonus
(+ expenses budget, mileage, private health insurance, life assurance, 25 days holidays etc.)

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.