Business Development Manager
M&E Contractors
West Yorkshire
Up to £45k basic, bi-annual bonus with circa £10k+ potential, up to 8% co pension, high spec electric or hybrid car

Business Development Manager

Ref: 309| Posted: 5th Aug 2022

-Are you looking for a company with a proud history & a track record of innovation that can grow and develop your career? Are you a technical solutions provider, who has worked for or sold to M&E contractors & Builders Merchants or Plumbers Merchants? Are you perhaps currently selling for a merchant/distributor, looking to move to a manufacturer, or perhaps you're on the tools in the heating & plumbing sector wanting a break into sales? Offering £40K- £45K basic salary dependent on experience, with £10k+ bonus potential, Hybrid/electric company car & an outstanding opportunity with a company at the forefront of the green evolution. Covering the Leeds and Bradford area, including Preston & Blackburn. Our client buys on attitude & hunger to be successful, so this construction industry super power could be looking for YOU! Read on and APPLY TODAY!


  • As Business Development Manager, you will be involved in promoting a broad range of commercial heating solutions to Mechanical and Electrical contractors, plumbers, installers and then back-selling through National and Independent Builders Merchants, Plumbers Merchants, distributors and stockists, working on public and private sector new build and retrofit projects. 
  • Selling all types of heating and hot water products, used in hotels, commercial offices, sports stadia, leisure centres, high rise buildings, hospitals, care homes, schools, universities etc. 
  • Your product offering as Area Sales Manager will include floor standing boilers, wall hung boilers, condensing boilers, water heaters, plant rooms, underfloor heating, heat pumps etc. 
  • Projects will range from £10k+, up to several hundred thousands, up to for an off site prefabricated plant room, millions of pounds. 
  • As Business Development Manager, you will work in tandem with a colleague from the specification team, who will liaise with you once they've got the project from the M&E consultant stage, to your stage of M&E contractor and you'll often go on joint client visits together.
  • You will be covering the Leeds, LS and Bradford, BD area, including the following postcodes; PR, Preston, BB, Blackburn, WF, Wakefield, FY, Blackpool and HD, Huddersfield. 
  • You will be targeted to conduct at least 10 face to face meetings per week across your multi brand offering of products and will be extremely well supported by a very experienced team of colleagues.
  • This is a mix of account management and new business, so you must be comfortable with both.


  • The successful BDM will be technically strong, ideally from the commercial heating market, such as boilers, underfloor heating, heat pumps, HVAC, controls etc, although experience in domestic heating will also be considered, as will any type of Building services background. Our client will consider a wildcard from other parts of the construction industry if you have a winning attitude and growth mindset.
  • You will ideally have experience in the sales environment, although an individual who has been on the tools, with a positive, solutions based approach and good communication skills, will also be considered. 
  • You will ideally have a good understanding of the structure of Local Authorities as our client is very strong in the education and health sectors. An understanding of County Council frameworks and the different project contract types, so that you understand the influencers and key decision makers is important, although excellent training and support is offered.
  • You'll be organised, proactive, a good networker and strong with keeping your CRM fully up to date. 
  • A confident presenter and good team player, collaborative in your approach.
  • A sociable individual, as client entertainment is part of the role. 
  • A good influencer, who embraces the visions and values of the company.


  • Our client is a genuine multi brand powerhouse in the construction industry.
  • They have enviable staff loyalty and retention.
  • They lead the market in innovation and cutting edge solutions as they drive towards net zero emissions.
  • A fabulous career is open to individuals with a strong work ethic and passion to be successful.


  • Offering a basic salary of £40K-£45K (dependent on experience)
  • Bi-annual commission giving a realistic £10k on top in year 1, which is uncapped
  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Choice of electric or hybrid company car, up to the value of £40k
  • Pension scheme that doubles your contribution, up to 4% from employee, 8% from employer
  • Company credit card
  • Perkbox type benefits
  • Quarterly team get together/training day, then drinks and a meal
  • Lots of opportunity to take clients to corporate events, such as football, rugby, concerts etc
  • Golf days
  • Individual career plans/development plans to help you achieve your dreams

We are proud at Chandler Harris Recruitment to have earned the opportunity to partner with this outstanding market leading construction superpower as their exclusive recruiter, so if you feel that you have the qualities, winning attitude and drive to forge a great career with this business, then get in touch with Colin, Nick or Willoughby on 01737 452030, or email your CV and cover note to and elevate your career TODAY!