Head of Business Development

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£excellent salary+ bonus scheme + pension + car

Gloucester (with remote working and travel)


BiGDUG is the UK’s #1 supplier of shelving and storage solutions. At BiGDUG we are growing and have added + £10m in last 2 years and doubled profits....but this is just the beginning! 

We are looking for a Head Of Business Development to accelerate our offline businesses solutions proposition, develop the team and take Business Services to the next level; targeting new markets, new industrials whilst retaining and growing existing accounts that BiGDUG can facilitate.


What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for proactively sourcing new business and grow existing business within the organisation. Strategy development in Offline Sales is key and you will build on existing and new relationships with major accounts and leverage relationships when opportunities arise...utilising in-house Marketing support.

We believe the opportunities for growth are endless and you will identify emerging markets, keep industry trends in addition to working with the Product team to identify new offerings. You will lead a team of Field Sales Managers and Support team, taking overall ownership of the sales pipeline ensuring there is an appropriate number of leads and deals in the pipeline to achieve sales targets. You will develop trading plans, manage sales volumes objectives, margin objectives and conversion rates with the field-sales team.

Owning the channel performance, you will need to accurately forecast sales and margin in addition to ensuring visibility within the CRM system including deal information, contact information, all sales events and activities and client status. 

As a member of the BiGDUG senior management team, you will be required to present vertical Business Plans and Large Deal Review sessions with the business to ensure that we provide best-in-class experience as well as contributing on wider topics.

What you will bring

You will have demonstrable experience in Sales and Account Management and exceeding targets. You have built new business development strategies and implantation plans that have added value to the top and bottom line.

KPI driven and results orientated, you are an experienced leader and has built/developed successful field sales teams. You have experience in managing day to day sales, trading operations in a multichannel environment including developing and implementing trading plans, promotional plans, incentives and other activity to drive performance.

You will have a strong understanding of online data and analytics, processes and tools, testing practice and interpretation plus the ability to draw statistical significance from relatively small data samples (eg using weightings, moving averages, reasonable assumptions). In addition, you will have a good breadth of understanding of major commercial levers e.g. margin management, brand ROI/ROAS, cost to serve/total cost of ownership, EBITDA delivery. Experience of sales pipeline management tools (preferably Hubspot) is key also.

You are comfortable and experienced in delivering against large multi-million-pound annual targets and cognitive of requirements when negotiating contracts of this nature. Significantly experienced at selling solutions and maximising share of wallet in a recurring revenue model, you are passionate about being part of a growing SME and playing a significant role in the next chapter of our success story.

Relevant product or sector experience would be advantageous, as would B2B experience.

What’s in it for you

We want you to love working here, so as well as an amazing role and significant personal/professional development opportunities, we are offering an excellent salary, potential to earn bonus, car, a contributory pension scheme and 23 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays). Oh and we give you your birthday off as well!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Here in the Newport network, we encourage and open and inclusive culture in the workplace . We combine collaborative working and offer a helping hand to each other, supporting our vision to continually learn, develop and grow.

In each of our business units, we’ve acquired a strong portfolio of expertise and skills across a wide range of departments; from Sales & Services, Online Marketing, Software Development, Category Management, Business Development, Data, Finance and Business Intelligence.

We are driven by the fun working dynamic and the constantly evolving digital world - it’s part of our DNA. We focus on creative and innovative ways of working through the active and open digital community that we’ve built. Throughout all of our international entities and cross-functional teams, we pride ourselves on maintaining a unique, entrepreneurial work ethic, which has shaped who we are and paved the way for our ambitious growth.

As part of TAKKT AG all companies within the Newport group benefit from years of outstanding experience and stability. In addition, our sustainability strategy underlines our strong ethos on how we contribute to make the world a better place.

We’re always seeking talented individuals who fit our mould by having the passion and drive to create a future of rising e-commerce leaders!


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