Network Development Manager - Bristol

Network Development Manager jobs

It goes without saying that a company’s clients are its key asset, without whom they would cease to exist. Maximising the potential of existing clients and seeking out new ones is the job of the network development manager.

As efficient operations go, seeking out new customers can cost a lot of effort for potentially small gains, partly because the relationship is always starting from scratch and there could be limited trust between the parties. But keeping hold of existing clients and developing new opportunities from them can be a great route to profitability as these main drawbacks of cold sales are eliminated. The network development manager will be in charge of maximising these relationships, seeking out new opportunities through them (for example by offering to share logistics with their suppliers), but also with the ongoing search for new clients.

The role is a cross between account management and sales, and the skills required will match those for these specialitys. Network development management is therefore ideally suited to people with experience of at least one these tasks to a high level, but preferably both.

The skills required

Superb communications skills will be key to the success of this position, and a persuasive nature will be key. A willingness to really get under the skin of your own company and do all your homework on the client’s will make the role profitable. That way you will be able to make deliverable promises in meetings without having to refer to head office, an important part of a job when striking while the iron is hot will bring dividends.

As head of a team of account managers and sales staff, superb motivational and man management skills will be essential too. Leads must be communicated clearly and in a way that can be actioned upon, and good intelligence sharing will be important here.

Analytical skills will be required to identify new openings within the existing network and also those related to the network. A deep understanding of logistics and the particular sector in which the employer operates will be advantageous.

Cast UK’s logistics opportunities

As our founder members and consultants all come from logistics, procurement and supply chain, at Cast UK we know what both employers and candidates are looking for. As we deal with these sectors exclusively, employers trust us to create candidate shortlists because they know we’ll help them find the best people for the jobs.

If you’re moving home to a new town or city, check out the positions available in the region; we’re a nationwide consultancy with jobs in every county. Or perhaps you’re just looking for a career change; why not have a look around the site or get in touch with us direct to start your job search. If we have your details, you’re in the best possible position to find the ideal job the moment it arises.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Network Development Manager for your business or find you a job as a Network Development Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

Network Development Manager Jobs in Bristol

The largest city in South West England, Bristol is a centre of commerce, culture and education and it has long been associated with sea travel, with the Port of Bristol being a major economic boon to the area.

Situated on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the Avon River, Bristol also shares a bit of the Severn Estuary coastline. By the 12th century, the city was an important point for the shipping industry, especially for trade with Ireland (and later Iceland and France) and it quickly grew to become one of England's largest medieval towns.

Along with Liverpool, Bristol was one of main ports in the UK involved in the Triangle Trade and the list of commodities that were exchanged includes cloth and textiles, glass, fish, wine and grain. As the years passed, other industries began to expand, including manufacturing, engineering and transport.

Today, Bristol is a thriving community with plenty of opportunities for those seeking Network Development Manager vacancies in the area.

One of the city's major employers is Defence Equipment & Support, which works to procure everything from ships and aircraft, through to munitions, technology and communications equipment for the MoD.

Other companies based in Bristol include Bristol Commercial Vehicles, BAE Systems and Orange UK.

Cast UK - helping you discover fresh vacancies

Here at Cast UK, we can help you find Network Development Manager vacancies in Bristol and other locations across the UK. Our team specialises in procurement, logistics and supply chain recruitment and we have a strong understanding of these fields - allowing us to provide the assistance you need to take your career to the next level.

What's more, our regional experts work hard to keep up with the latest developments in the area of their expertise. Over the years we've built strong relationships with companies in every part of the UK and our knowledge of each specific job market is second to none.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Bristol or source a new job in Bristol then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

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