New Career Opportunity

National Business Development Manager

Hire Division

Salary – £35,000 plus uncapped commission
Year 1 OTE – £50,000, pension, healthcare, car

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Fleet or Contract Hire sales professional to join our dynamic family run business specialising in plant and machinery for the Arboriculture Sector.  This job will suit an ambitious individual who is hungry to win new business, enjoys the outdoor life whilst having an aptitude for mechanical engineering and demonstrating machinery.

Orange Plant is a market leader in the sales, hire and servicing of wood chippers, stump grinders and skid steers to the arboriculture industry.  We are a privately-owned business which is well positioned at the top of a niche market.  Because of our continued expansion we are now recruiting for an experienced National Business Development Manager to be based at our Cannock Depot. The position carries full responsibility for winning new business together with developing sales through existing clients. Typical customers would include Tree Surgeons, Councils, Hire, Utility and Facility Management Companies. You can expect excellent support and realistic hire sales targets.

Your responsibilities:

  • To achieve realistic and agreed sales targets for hire and service contracts
  • To prospect for new business opportunities using cold calling, business networking, strategic partnerships and referral partners
  • Think creativity to come up with new business propositions for both new and existing customers
  • Be alert to tender opportunities and prepare pitch documents to win preferred supplier status
  • Attending prospect meetings to carry out a thorough fact find and establish sales opportunities through consultancy
  • Account manage the clients you have secured and ensure they are treated in keeping with the company’s values
  • Build internal relationships with colleagues throughout the business
  • Maintain accurate notes, paperwork and actions agreed on the company CRM software

About you:  We want an applicant who is friendly, professional, able to build strong relationships, commercially minded, strategic and consultative in their approach to winning business.  Most importantly you need the sense of urgency to prospecting that comes naturally to the highest performers in the industry.

Previous direct hire sales experience is preferred but we will consider applications from dealership staff in a business to business sales role, providing you can demonstrate an excellent understanding of hire business and evidence that you are out there winning end user business.

What’s on offer?
Basic salary of up to £35,000 depending on your experience with uncapped commission based on realistic targets.  You will also enjoy a great company Ford Ranger Pick-up Truck, pension, generous holidays and all the tools you will need to be successful.

What to do next:
If you think you are the person we are looking for call us today for more information on 0191 236 7795 or send your CV to