Senior Business Development Manager - Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen

Capability: Coverage Central

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Job details

Location: Aberdeen

Capability: Coverage Central

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Coverage Central

Job description


Roles and key responsibilities
Based in Aberdeen you will lead the regional origination and sales team for the north of Scotland. The Origination team is at the forefront of our efforts to establish, build and retain business within our selected markets. Sales is a high profile opportunity within KPMG and you play a key role in helping to drive the business forward and will be part of a dynamic team culture offering strong internal networks and support. Your role will be to originate and pursue opportunities supported by other colleagues to generate revenues and future pipeline.

This is a key leadership role within Aberdeen reporting directly to the Office Senior Partner and working alongside senior colleagues to drive origination activity across the North of Scotland. The focus will be regionally based Private Capital ‘target’ companies where you will drive relationships, raise awareness of KPMG’s brand, originate and create opportunities, oversee strategic proposals and materially contribute to increasing revenue and profits.



Client relationships/Sales leadership

- Lead and drive the business development activity on a diverse portfolio of regional targets focused on creating relationships and originating new opportunities
- Spend 80% of time engaged in sales and market facing activities
- Identify and gather information on new client issues through primary (face-to-face) meetings
- Personally lead development of relationships where KPMG has no existing relationship and support other colleagues to embed relationships with new clients
- Coordinate client relationship events and identify and build relationships with regional influencers by attending events to raise profile externally
- Take responsibility for leading the regional sales team efforts including hosting internal sales meetings, sharing best practice and supporting the development of origination activities across the region
- Take lead responsibility for developing the regional sales pipeline and converting opportunities
- Focus on current issues to ensure that time sensitive solutions and ideas are communicated to clients using internal network to identify KPMG’s angle and develop a proposition to take to the prospective client
- Coach teams in sales/proposal best practice
- Build a strong and extensive external network, raising your profile with key businesses and multipliers, including sector specialists lawyers, banks, etc

Key Measures

- Origination activity - number of “new” corporate meetings arranged
- New relationships initiated/developed this year and examples of strengthening of existing relationships
- Wider contribution to the regional sales effort
- Sales Pipeline, specifically on new relationships
- Growth v PY and v budget
- Feedback comments from Senior Leadership

Knowledge/communication/coaching

- Leverage KPMG network by encouraging and facilitating cross- functional involvement in business development activities
- Act as a focal point for communications between prospective clients and KPMG team
- Facilitate communication amongst team members; develop client knowledge to encourage communication and discussion amongst the sales team
- Share knowledge of sales and relationship management by informally seeking opportunities to coach and mentor partners and emerging leaders
- Understand the wider offerings of the firm and gain a good understanding of broader sector / client trends, issues, needs, and potential applicability / relevance across own portfolio

Skills & Experience Required

- Ability to drive value-adding business conversations with clients
- Tangible evidence of successful origination and income generation
- Setting the standard for insight and opinions delivered to the client
- Knowledgeable on client business issues and KPMG solutions, effectively matching the two
- Confident interaction at the most senior levels internally and externally, while at the same time able to interact well with peers and other more junior members of the team
- Strong questioning and listening skills with ability to see the bigger picture
- Effective networker with ability to understand client needs
- Good thinker with ability to understand concepts and with relevant industry experience
- Mature in outlook, with strong influencing skills (internal and with client) and diplomacy
- Positive and enthusiastic manner in dealing with a cross section of people
- Enthusiastic self-starter
- Practical and strategic
- Well organised, detail-conscious, proactive, hard-working, and resilient
- Flexible in approach and able to work under pressure
- Experience of a client-facing professional role and understanding of professional services markets will be an advantage
- Experience within the energy, food and drink or business services sectors will be an advantage


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