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National Business Development Manager


National Business Development Manager

  • 543812
  • Closing at: Feb 6 2023 at 23:55 GMT

Base Location: Location flexible. The role will require a mixture of home, office and site based working and a requirement to travel nationally.

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

What is the Role? 

SSE’s Smart Buildings Division is the UK’s largest Building Energy Management System (BEMS) integrator. A market leader in building control solutions, we have a comprehensive portfolio of products and services, tailored to optimise building and energy performance.

As National Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for spearheading growth with ‘household name’ customers. Targeting senior stakeholders responsible for some of the UK’s largest and most prestigious estates.

You will secure six and seven figure contracts incorporating some or all of the following elements:

  • Comprehensive reactive and proactive BEMS maintenance services
  • Estate-wide digitisation and networking to enable remote managed services
  • Energy visualisation and optimisation to achieve decarbonisation
  • Consultancy and install of upgrades for improved building performance

We already work with some of the biggest names in retail, business, healthcare and education and you will quickly develop an understanding of why customers turn to us. It will be your job to target key stakeholders responsible for national estates, identify the value we offer and present compelling business cases to secure new and unique service level agreements.

This is a management position, an integral part of a winning team within the building controls arena and the wider SSE distributed energy business. Your peers will be other high performing Support Sales Managers and some of the industries most experienced technical staff. Reporting to the Nation Services Sales Director you will work closely with Senior Business Directors and the strategic support of our Technical, Operations and Marketing teams.

What do I need? 

A hungry proactive door opener, who thrives in a competitive market place with the most premium offer. You will need strong commercial skills built on top of a credible technical background. With comprehensive product training provided, you will be comfortable advising Estate Directors, Energy Managers, Technical and Business Directors on the best solutions for their needs.

You will be motivated to help and understand people, their environments and the demands placed upon them. Your drive will be to provide the best possible service while demonstrating exceptional value.

You will be a credible communicator with a background in strategic sales or business development and have relevant experience in Building Energy Management Systems, complementary Building Management Services or Facilities Management.

You will be excited by innovative solution selling and being at the forefront of emerging technologies, including integrated smart building solutions, data analytics, energy visualisation platforms, IoT and cloud connectivity.

About our Business

The Smart Buildings business makes some of the most iconic buildings come alive!

We design, install, monitor, maintain and optimise building control systems and are part of SSE’s Distributed Energy division developing solutions for smart places – cities, campuses and buildings.

Our business helps achieve optimised working environments leading to reductions in buildings’ energy consumption through the installation and maintenance of a variety of building control technologies, including Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), and the application of data analytics to provide building performance insights.

We are one of the largest BEMS suppliers in the UK – a top 3 Honeywell Trend Technology Partner, and the first Siemens Master Partner in the world. We love being a market leader and topping out some outstanding projects to the very highest of standards - on time and within budget!

Working alongside our colleagues in SSE Distributed Energy we provide some of the most critical building control and energy generation services required by a Zero Carbon world – enabling commercial and public sector customers achieve their sustainability targets. In addition to building control technologies our smart energy infrastructure solutions include: solar PV, battery storage, heat networks, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

We were proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

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.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Tristan.Holdsworth@sse.com 

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.






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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

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