software recruitment consultants

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Milton Keynes

£18k – £22k + Commission

Harvey Thomas is a specialist Recruitment Consultancy, dedicated to working with and supporting leading International Software Companies with the development and growth of their business operations across the UK and EMEA.

Working exclusively in the software space, our dedicated team deliver exceptional talent to an impressive client portfolio consisting of some of the most innovative and industry disrupting software companies , across a variety of sectors, including Marketing Technology, Advertising Technology, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Digital and Security.

Our focus is on Senior level hires and our candidate network is predominantly made up of industry professionals within Pre-Sales, Sales, Customer Success and Professional Services. Typically, our placements will include Senior Sales Hires and Technical Consultants through to Directors and VP’s.

The majority of our clients are in the early stages of growth in the region and as a result of this we are pivotal to the successful execution of their growth strategies. We enjoy very strong relationships with our client base, some of which we have worked with since identifying their first ever hire in the UK.

The Position and Responsibilities:

As a Business Development Manager at Harvey Thomas, you will play a pivotal role in the growth and development of our client base. Your role responsibilities will include:

·Pro-actively identifying and targeting prospective software businesses that could benefit from utilising Harvey Thomas for their recruitment processes.

·Complete targeted telephone and email activities in order to introduce Harvey Thomas and our value proposition.

·Build relationships with senior decision makers ensuring consistent communication and developing opportunities in early stages.

·Passing fully qualified leads over to Account Management team for actioning, which can include follow up telephone calls or meeting requests relating to new assignments.

·Ensuring database is fully updated with notes and actions

·Attending relevant industry exhibitions and events on order to network and build relationships.

The person:

·Ideally educated to degree level with a confident and outgoing nature.

·Experienced working in a commercial environment, ideally with some level of experience in B2B sales.

·Well organised and able to manage own workload, ensuring each day is productive and rewarding.

·Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

·Comfortable on the telephone with the ability to build rapport and credibility through an engaging manner.

·Driven, ambitious and hungry for success.


The position is offering a basic salary of between £18k and £22k, depending on experience. In addition, there is also an opportunity to earn commission on top of the basic salary which is based on qualified leads distributed and successful placements made.


Full training will be provided and will cover every aspect of the role, as well as a detailed introduction to the software and recruitment industries.

Career Progression

Harvey Thomas is a small business with big ambitions and it is fully expected that, as we grow, you will be able to take on a more senior Business Development role in the company, or move into an Account Management position looking after key clients.

If the position of Business Development Manager with Harvey Thomas appeals to you, the please hit apply and send us a copy of your CV.

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