Business Development Manager

Company Background:

Northern Hydraulics Ltd is proud to be one of the UK’s top manufacturers of industry leading precision hydraulic cylinders. Throughout our 34 years in the industry, our global clients in the excavator, mining and quarrying and materials handling industry, have come to expect the highest quality products.

Accredited with Investor in People Silver Status, and recently recognised as a Best Managed Company by Deloitte (2019, 2020 & 2021), the business has undergone considerable expansion in recent years and continues to do so today.

As a result of exponential demand for our high-quality products, the company have ambitious expansion & investment plans for 2022 & beyond.

The Role:

To assist with our growth plans, we are currently recruiting for a business development manager. This pivotal role is an excellent opportunity for someone to join a successful and well-established company with plenty of untapped potential.

The successful candidate for this role will enjoy working for an awarding winning company whilst benefitting from mostly localised ROI / UK travel requirements which facilitates an excellent work life balance.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main point of contact for key customers
  • Pro-actively seek business development opportunities and work towards achieving the company growth objectives
  • Assist with tendering processes for new business
  • Generate and pursue leads for opportunities to develop new business
  • Work closely with existing customer base to develop accounts further
  • Customer management – from lead generation up until dispatch of order and aftercare
  • Provide an excellent customer experience ensuring customer expectations are managed and optimum satisfaction levels are maintained
  • Build and maintain an excellent rapport with customers and all stakeholders through exceptional communication & negotiation skills
  • Ensure the timely resolution of any escalated customer complaints or queries
  • Manage the sales appointment diary to ensure regular face to face customer engagement and leads are suitably pursued
  • Keep up to date with technological & virtual tools to assist with interacting with customers in an efficient manner
  • Ensure the company is suitably represented at relevant trade shows and events
  • Collaborate with marketing personnel to work towards heightened company & product awareness
  • Conduct regular market analysis to identify opportunities and threats to the business
  • Maintain accurate records and produce regular sales reports for the senior team

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 years account management experience preferably within the engineering sector
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel (predominantly UK & ROI)
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to maintain long standing relationships
  • Proven track record in selling & developing new business
  • Adaptable with the ability to learn new products, markets & sales strategies
  • Confident and capable of working on own initiative
  • Experience in managing large high value accounts
  • Strong communication & negotiation skills
  • Full clean driving license
  • Sound level of IT literacy
  • Willingness to immerse oneself in the NHL culture and become a brand ambassador for the company
  • Commercially astute & highly confidential
  • A positive, committed and ambitious approach
  • MRP experience

Desirable Criteria:

  • 5 years + key account / sales management experience
  • Engineering sector experience
  • Experience of sales marketing activities (co-ordinating representation at trade shows etc)

Northern Hydraulics Ltd reserves the right to enhance essential criteria for shortlisting purposes in the event of a high volume of applicants. In such an instance, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hours of Work:

Mon-Thurs: 08:00 – 17:00
Fri: 08:00 – 14:00

Due to the nature of the role, some flexibility will be required with working hours on occasion.

What you can expect:

  • Highly competitive salary (£40K +)
  • KPI bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Access to business vehicles
  • Company phone
  • Paid expenses
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Plus much more…


Closing Date:

Wednesday 5th October 2022 

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