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Business Development Manager

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SDX/TP/88404/44509/RM
Job Published: April 16, 2019 17:56

Job Description

Working closely with the Business Development Director this role will develop, grow and retain clients across our cultural destinations and heritage business. This is an excellent opportunity to undertake an autonomous role, where you will develop a sales pipeline of business from generating leads to working on tenders and undertaking retention activities.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


With a focus on business within the heritage, cultural destinations and visitor attractions space you will drive growth by proactively targeting potential clients to secure new contracts and build a future pipeline. You will create and manage a strategy plan for your business area, support the Business Development Director in planning and competitor analysis and provide solution support on complex bids. This role requires a proactive, client focussed professional who can generate solutions and compelling propositions for clients that address their needs and differentiate Sodexo from our competitors. This role is ideal for someone who has gained extensive knowledge within hospitality and catering ideally within unique venues and events, with knowledge of historical buildings, visitor attractions and cultural destinations.

Business Development experience, generating solutions.
Knowledge of catering, hospitality or retail within the venues and events industry
Proactive and able to work autonomously
Strong communication skills
Highly Attractive Salary + Bonus + Benefits

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.

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