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Business Development Manager


Business Development Manager

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Base Location: UK Wide (Flexible Base location)

Salary: Competitive + company car/cash allowance, performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available 

What is the Role? 

SSE has entered into an exclusive agreement with ionair AG, a Swiss manufacturer of air purification systems for large, mechanically ventilated buildings. Ionair's bipolar ionisation technology has been independently proven to significantly reduce the concentration of harmful airborne contaminants in indoor spaces, including particulates, volatile organic compounds, bacteria and viruses. The benefits for building owners and users are substantial and include a lower risk of respiratory infections, increased productivity and wellbeing and improved energy efficiency.

As a Business Development Manager your role will focus on integrating the ionair proposition into SSE's smart cities and smart buildings suite of offerings, developing and executing an ambitious sales strategy and delivering growth in sales and strategic partnerships with large accounts. You will be the ionair proposition leader, working closely with colleagues in marketing, operations, engineering and commercial teams to prepare compelling business proposals, secure new orders and ensure that a quality service is offered to our customers.

This is a unique opportunity for a driven business development professional to own and develop a new product line, support SSE's ambitions in the smart cities space and have a tangible impact helping our customers to operate in healthier and more efficient buildings.

You’ll work within an established smart cities team, with a strong pipeline of projects and significant growth potential.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to:

- Previous relevant business development experience, ideally in the HVAC sector

- A proven track record of meeting sales targets and establishing strong client relationships in both the public and private sectors.

- Experience with leading the business development effort for products or solutions and an excellent grasp for sales origination, qualification, negotiation and closing.

- Exceptional attention to detail, with strong verbal and written skills - able to present in front of senior decision makers and deliver professional bids and proposal documents.

- An understanding of building services, mechanical ventilation, air quality and energy efficiency will be considered a strong plus.

- Degree qualified with a preference in engineering or environmental sciences, although other disciplines would also be considered

- Team player, able to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels

- Strong MS Word and PowerPoint skills. An experience in MS Excel will be considered a plus.

Due to the nature of this role, it’s essential you possess a full driving licence.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

Life at SSE 

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you?  From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days),enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.  We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. 

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE. 

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here

Next Steps 

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn’t take long.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date. 

Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.   


Closing date: Jun 24, 2021

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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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