Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Ref: (Cal)DD-0921-01

Working Pattern: Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Salary: To be discussed with the successful applicant dependent on experience + bonus & excellent benefits package


We are currently looking for a Business Development Manager to join our Manchester office. The successful applicant will support the Commercial Director with the identification, development, and realisation of new business opportunities across the Calisen group (Calvin Capital and Lowri Beck) within the UK metering market. This role will win new business with utility companies delivering metering services and lead on the commercial delivery and account management of contracts where required within the business.


Key Accountabilities

  • Development of Business Strategy and Plans

  • Engaging/Developing Relationships with Potential Clients

  • Internal Stakeholder Engagement

  • Account Management

  • Investment Committee Approvals


What we are looking for

This is a senior role which is targeted at someone with a successful track record operating in a senior business development role and is looking to utilise well developed business development skills and experience.



  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience)



  • Business development/Commercial experience at a senior level, ideally related to metering and/or energy assets

  • Demonstrable track record of success in leading bids and winning opportunities

  • Development of business strategy

  • High level of financial and commercial acumen

  • Highly experienced in bid management and bid writing

  • Experience of developing practical commercial propositions incl. associated pricing, risk allocation etc

  • Contract formulation and negotiation

  • Energy sector experience/background

  • Knowledge of asset funding models would be an advantage

  • Network of relevant contacts within the energy industry, water companies, metering organisations, local authorities, asset manufacturers etc


Core Competencies

  • Strong ability to work independently and on own initiative

  • Innovative and creative approach

  • Natural ability and willingness to engage with potential new clients at a senior level

  • Flexible and pro-active approach to work

  • Strong client focus

  • Analytical with high attention to detail

  • Professional in appearance, outlook, and attitude

  • Persistent, robust, and committed to "getting the job done"

  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral. A flair for creative writing is an advantage

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts/ideas in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to ‘open doors’ with potential clients and other stakeholders

  • Excellent skills at preparing and delivering presentations

  • Ability to produce high quality reports to Board and Investment Committee level

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills

  • Prioritisation, time management and organisational skills

  • Excellent bid management, production and bid writing skills

  • Very proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)


To apply, please click here to visit the Lowri Beck Careers Website and submit an application online.


Successful applicants and offers of employment will be subject to successfully meeting our standard pre-employment vetting procedures, including Eligibility to work in the UK check, basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, previous employment history check, identity check & home address check.
Please note this role is being handled by our internal recruitment team and no agency support is required at this time