Business Development Director

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Salary & Benefits
£40k-£50k Base + 75k OTE and Uncapped Commission

Yell are looking for ambitious, experienced Business Development Directors to join our Field based team across the UK. You will be part of the No.1 provider of managed digital marketing services for all types of local businesses in the UK. It is an exciting time to join our organisation as you will be instrumental in driving business growth and expansion into new markets.

This is a newly created role with a focus on developing high value new business opportunities to enable our clients to achieve their long-term business growth objectives.

The position will suit an established professional with a proven record of growing sales revenue in a Digital Marketing environment. We are extremely passionate about our company Values and Behaviours – Customer, Collaboration, Courage, Ownership & Integrity and are looking for individuals who live and breathe these too.

As a Business Development Director, you will have an extensive portfolio of products to sell to your customers including, websites, social, videos, display advertising, reputation management and Pay Per Click.

What the role involves…

  • Responsible for delivering a pure Growth model of high value new business by actively identifying, hunting and acquiring new digital opportunities within the market.
  • Selling Yell’s digital product portfolio at a high level to propose the right commercial model that will maximise revenue and meet the customer requirements.
  • Building long lasting relationships with business owners from various sectors.
  • Nurturing relationships with key stakeholders within the wider business, including telesales, finance and marketing.

What we expect from you…

  • Digital savvy individual with a strong understanding of digital marketing.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience and a proven track record of success in selling high value new business in the Digital Marketing space is essential.
  • Excellent prospecting, networking, persuasion, negotiation and closing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (including presentations)
  • High level of computer literacy, including word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and the Internet.
  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Highly numerate individual with the ability to work with data.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people at all levels in a wide range of organisations.

What can you expect back…

  • Competitive base salary £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience plus uncapped commission £75,000 OTE.
  • £6200 Car Allowance or Company Car on top.
  • Inhouse training and support when you join the business to ensure you are set up with the knowledge and tools to succeed. (Currently held virtually due to the pandemic).
  • Life Assurance and Pension scheme.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Ongoing support from your Manager and our L&D team.
  • Extra after care support for your customers from our inhouse Onboarding and InLife teams.
  • All the latest tech you need – we will provide you with a company laptop and phone.
  • External discounts in well know retailers.
  • 23 days’ holiday per year.
  • Reward and Recognition schemes the Yell “Hartley Awards”.
  • Internal intranet to keep you updated with the latest business updates.

A little more about Yell…

We’ve recently been through a transformation journey from the print marketing business we were previously known as (Yellow Pages) to a now full-fledged Digital business who has partnered with Google, Facebook, Microsoft Bing, Apple and Alexa. Our aim is simple - to help customers achieve their business goals. We do this by building and managing a customised digital marketing programme for their business. Our mission is to enable great conversations between trusted businesses and consumers, through the power of cutting-edge technology, innovative solutions and best in class service.

At Yell, we are embracing diversity in all of its forms and fostering an inclusive environment for all colleagues to feel empowered to perform their best work with us. This is integral for our to mission Grow, Evolve & Transform.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

We seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us and become part of an inclusive company where you can feel like you truly belong.


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