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Business Development Manager


UK Central

£50,000 - £60,000

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We have an opportunity for you to take your engineering and commercial experience to a leading EV powertrain consultancy. This is an opportunity for you to help major vehicle OEMs make sustainable impact across land, sea, air and space. 
The company

Our client has a rich history in the automotive space. They’re working towards a more sustainable future, operating in the electrification space to advance the development of revolutionary powertrain technologies. 

You’ll join a team of true technical experts who recognise that a relaxed and open office environment is key to fostering collaboration and fresh ideas. You’ll also have access to hybrid working opportunities, an electric vehicle scheme, health and life insurance to support your personal and professional growth. 

The role 

You’ll propel our client’s brand throughout the UK, mainland Europe and key regions in Asia. You’ll build a network of trusted relationships with customers, key accounts and technical leaders and gain a deep understanding of their business needs. 

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Analysing the market to identify growth opportunities
  • Growing the customer base and market presence in line with targets 
  • Learning technical requirements of the product portfolio 
  • Hitting and exceeding sales targets 
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives
  • Negotiating contracts and commercial terms
  • Maintaining a high level of industry expertise and competitive intelligence

The requirements

Ideally, you’ll have 5+ years of relevant experience. You’ll have a proven track record in a business development role, preferably in a consultancy or tier 1 environment, as well as:

  • Degree educated in Mechanical, Electrical or Control system Engineering (or equivalent experience)
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of one of the following global sectors: commercial vehicle, off-highway, aerospace, marine or defence 
  • Strong engineering background with experience in electrified propulsion systems, transmission and driveline, or powertrain testing
  • Detailed understanding of industry market trends and competitor capabilities
  • Excellent customer-facing skills and able to maintain a strong personal impression 
  • Strong communication, articulation and presentation skills 
  • Fluent in English and French/German/Japanese/Chinese is a plus 
  • High IT proficiency (including Microsoft Suite)
  • Flexible and willing to travel

Important information
Reference number: 16758
Temporary or Permanent Position: Permanent
FMC contact for this role: James B Watson (

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