Business Development Executive – Leading Membership Organisation

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Birmingham, West Midlands
£28,000 per annum Plus Benefits
06 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Development Executive – Leading Membership Organisation  
Home Based (with significant travel throughout the Midlands and East Midlands, as well as throughout the UK)

Are you a confident communicator with great relationship-building skills? Want to take on an exciting role where you can help people achieve their professional goals and realise their full potential?  

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career as a Business Development Executive with an organisation that’s improving the world through engineering.   

About Us   

With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847.  

We strive to improve the world through engineering by developing engineers, promoting engineering, informing opinion and encouraging innovation.     

Now, we are looking for a Business Development Executive to advise potential members on our offering, recruit new members and help them to realise their professional ambitions. You’ll work throughout the Midlands and East Midlands, as well as other areas of the UK.  

The Benefits   

- Salary of circa £28,000 per annum
- Company car 
- Stakeholder pension scheme and BUPA private medical insurance     
- Life assurance worth three times your annual salary    
- Flexible working     
- Annual Learning at Work day      
- Free membership of the Institution and professional membership subscription for employees    
- A minimum of 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays     

Here at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, we’re proud of our organisation’s impressive history, long tradition and fine reputation. In this key role, you’ll have the chance to continue our success story and drive our ongoing growth.    

We believe that our employees are integral to what makes our organisation great, which is why we reward their efforts and achievements and are committed to making their working life a fulfilling and enjoyable one.     

So, if you’re looking for the opportunity to represent innovative solutions, expand your expertise and make a real difference with a leading organisation, this is the role for you.   

The Role  

As a Business Development Executive, you’ll perform a range of sales and marketing activities to recruit, migrate and retain IMechE members and help them to achieve their career goals.  

In this important role, you will:   

- Develop existing accounts with employers and academia, contributing to the growth of the Institution’s membership at every level  
- Proactively contact prospective clients and promote the benefits of becoming a member   
- Provide 1-2-1 and workshop support regarding professional registration and membership  
- Attend industry events to raise awareness of IMechE and what we have to offer   
- Advise members on how IMechE can help them develop professionally   
- Develop strong relationships with academics, members and employers   
- Provide Business Development Managers with ongoing market intelligence detailing client needs, expectations and competitor activity  

About You   

To join us as a Business Development Executive, you’ll need:     

- Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt your communication style to suit your audience  
- To be highly-motivated and able to influence, advise and coach others    
- A high level of IT literacy, including the ability to use software such as MS Office to gain, manipulate and disseminate information      
- A full, valid driving licence with no more than six points     
- Proven experience of managing your own workload with the ability to manage conflicting priorities      
- An interest or experience in engineering OR career and professional development   

Due to the travel requirements of this role, it would be beneficial if you were based in the Midlands, within a commutable distance of the M6, M40 and M4.    

It would also be an advantage if you have experience of working in a membership organisation.   

Other companies may call this role Membership Development Manager, Membership Development Executive, Account Manager, Membership Advisor or Professional Registration Manager.  

We’re also interested in hearing from you if you’ve worked as a Business Development Executive, BDE, Sales Account Manager, Sales & Marketing Executive, Marketing Executive, Membership Executive, Client Relationship Manager or Sales Executive.

Interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis as suitable applicants apply. An immediate start is available for the right candidate.   

Thank you for your interest in this post. We look forward to receiving your application.   

Webrecruit and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.        

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