Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Business Development Support Manager


Job Description:

Profectus Recruitment are proud to be partnered with an expanding consultancy who is hiring for a Business Development Support Manager. This role would suit an ambitious, self-motivated individual to support the business development function. As Business Development Support Manager, you will contribute to the growth of the clients consultancy business. You will support identifying and tracking new opportunities, developing proposals, and coordinating commercial set-up before handover to the delivery team. This role involves engaging with the commercial team, consultants, associates, and partner SMEs to maintain relationships and advise on opportunities.

The position can be office-based or remote, with occasional travel for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions.

The role would suit you if you have a defence, security, or government background within business development. Additionally if you have operated as a Technical Project Manager or a Technical Consultant this position could be applicable. SC Clearance is required for this role, it is advantageous if you already hold SC Clearance however the client is prepared to put the successful applicant through the process. 


  • Support identifying, highlighting, and tracking new opportunities
  • Triage opportunities into prospects and bids
  • Track, monitor, and manage opportunities
  • Support bid / proposal development and submission
  • Support new business processes for opportunities and partner engagement
  • Conduct market analysis and competitor assessments
  • Develop marketing materials and client presentations
  • Support business campaigns


  • 2+ years in defence /government business / consultancy business
  • Experience supporting business development activities
  • Autonomous/collaborative working skills and business mindset
  • Able to work under pressure and tight timelines
  • Commercially aware to guide bids and projects
  • Minimum UK Security Clearance (SC) or ability to obtain


  • Understanding of defense/government stakeholders and processes
  • Experience managing internal/external stakeholder relationships
  • Experience in the sales lifecycle from prospecting to contract closure
  • Project management, estimation, planning, and organization skills
  • Experience with MS Office documentation and SharePoint

If you feel you could be suitable please apply for immediate consideration. Screening calls will commence immediately with interviews following shortly after.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Public Sector & Services
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    'A' level/Higher or equivalent

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