Role details

Associate Director, New Business - Political Engagment Company

London   •   £50,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • National Public Affairs Consultancy
  • Looking for a self-motivated Associate Director of New Business

About Our Client

The Company is based in central London, specialising in political lobbying within the planning and construction industries.

Job Description

Associate Director, New Business - Political Engagment Company


  • To generate sales from new clients and new divisions of existing clients
  • Ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive planning, deployment and management of sales process across the company
  • Identify objectives, strategies and action plans to improve short- and long-term sales and meet over-arching company-wide business plan.


  • Develop a sales strategy which will increase turnover
    • Work with CEO and MD to develop a strategy which will increase sales
    • Define key new sectors which will enable the company to meet its turnover targets
    • Provide monthly reports detailing sales achieved and forecasts for the next quarter

  • Sourcing and managing new business opportunities
    • Source new business leads
    • Make direct contact with decision-maker and arrange at least six meetings per week
    • Manage attendance at new business meetings organised to ensure optimum outcome
    • Ensure each team books at least two new business meetings per week through tight management (see below)
    • Maintain accurate records of meetings booked and held
    • Maintain accurate records of follow up required in order to implement efficiently

  • Management responsibilities:
    • Review existing and formulate new sales processes to optimise efficiency and outcome
    • Review existing and implement new sales materials to ensure it is suitable for potential client base
    • Review materials and processes regularly to ensure they are up-to-date and effective
    • Undertake weekly review of sales opportunities and performance with each team
    • Produce weekly company-wide report highlighting opportunities and sales achieved
    • Provide monthly report to Advisory Board detailing progress made against business plan and sales plan

  • Marketing:
    • Establish marketing strategy to increase visibility and enhance reputation of company
    • Coordinate with FD to establish budget for marketing materials and events
    • Review marketing strategy and budget regularly to ensure progress is made

The Successful Applicant

Associate Director, New Business - Political Engagment Company

The right candidate will be a competent sales person and will thrive in a results-driven environment. As a person you are strong-willed, good at motivating others and willing to work independently. You are a skilled persuader and negotiator who knows when and how to close a deal.

Your role will include acting as point of contact for clients during the bidding process, identifying new business opportunities and managing the sales process across the whole company.


  • 5+ years of sales experience
  • Track record of success hitting targets and/or organisational growth goals
  • Experience within the same field is strongly preferred

What's on Offer

Base salary of £50,000 - £65,000 plus bonus.

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