Senior Business Development Manager (Birmingham)

at Syft in London

Syft is the UK leading online staffing platform disrupting the huge traditional temp sector which generates $500 billion annual revenues. Dominated by thousands of small agencies and few huge ones, we offer an exciting proposition that creates benefits for both workers and clients that in a short space of time has changed the status quo.

We believe hospitality and events workers deserve a better pay, a more flexible approach to choosing shifts and direct contact with employers too. We are at the forefront of a very exciting space with strong VC funding behind us along with some well-known angel investors and growing rapidly too.

We have grown to a team of 35 across London, Manchester, Leeds and we're opening offices in Liverpool and Birmingham too. We’re looking for a vibrant, self-motivated, eager to succeed Senior Business Development Manager to help build our Birmingham branch, who is ready to come on board and join our highly talented & ambitious team.

You must be able to build rapport quickly, have a professional phone manner and have exceptional communication skills. You’ll have high octane energy, a positive mind-set and drive to hit the ground running.
Your high level role will be dedicated to generating leads in the hospitality sector (Hotels, Restaurant, Bars, Event Venues), engage prospects, arrange meetings and pitch to key decision makers in the business.

Syft is at an exciting stage of our journey as we’re experiencing rapid growth and if you want to see your efforts make an immediate impact, then this role is for you!

You’ll fit right in at Syft if:
• You’re flexible – you’ll muck in and help with anything.
• You’re proactive and always willing to learn.
• You prefer a start-up environment because you want to have an impact and love being in a fast paced company.

The right candidate has:

• 3-5 years of related business development or sales experience is preferred.
• Superb ability to build rapport quickly within a face-to-face environment
• Must possess the desire to succeed and obsessive about hitting targets consistently.
• Excellent written skills and can write personable, persuasive and professional email.
• Have a natural ability to persistently motivate yourself and others by being a great team player!
• Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and time management.
• Strong IT skills and have experience using CRM systems preferably Salesforce.
• Commercially minded with high level attention to detail.


• Research and identify potential clients, identify decisions makers and qualify leads received by the team.
• Build and maintain an in-depth understanding of our platform and how it works and the benefits it offers.
• Manage and report against pipeline and sales targets.
• Call and meet with clients to outline benefits of our platform.
• Work with our Marketing Team to identify key targets.
• Generating new and repeat business in line with targets.
• Following the full sales life cycle.
• Negotiate profitable contracts with clients to meet revenue targets.
• Liaise with the account management team to ensure smooth and professional handover of new business.
• Reporting directly to the Regional Director (UK North)

What we provide
• Competitive salary and a generous commission structure plus equity in a fast growing start-up.
• Regular team building events, such as mini golf, or good old Friday after-work drinks
• Benefits such as free mobile phone insurance, discounts on gym membership, health insurance and plenty more!
• Car and/or Fuel Allowance.
• Laptop and iPhone

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Published at 12 Aug 2017
Expires on 12 Oct 2017
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