Senior Business Development Manager

For over 20 years, CEB has been providing leading-edge talent management solutions and assessments with the ambition of unlocking the potential of organisations and leaders by advancing the science and practice of management. As a Business Development Manager at CEB Talent Measurement you will drive sales and revenue growth within a portfolio of accounts in the Enterprise segment through a challenger led sales approach.

Our firm continues to grow, and with this so do the career and development opportunities for ambitious sales professionals like you.


As a Business Development Manager you will:

  • Sell talent assessment solutions into a portfolio of 20 UK Enterprise clients (employee size 5000 ) in order to achieve sales growth to agreed target levels and beyond.
  • Carry out strategic management and planning of key accounts and all relationships within them to embed CEB’s product and services
  • Actively seek and develop new streams of business within your enterprise Account portfolio
  • Meet with clients face to face to gain an in depth understanding of their business and HR strategy using the CEB Strategic Talent Management framework.
  • Review the application of CEB products within client companies and recommend appropriate applications of CEB products and services
  • Liaise with the various delivery teams within CEB to ensure the highest quality delivery of client projects
  • Write proposals and quotes to clients as part of meeting follow-up
  • Write & deliver presentations to clients and at local regional events
  • Effective diary planning and territory management
  • Effective management of sales pipeline using
  • Attend open days and exhibitions to promote CEB
  • Follow up on enquiries from marketing activities
  • Attend monthly team meetings, regionally based
  • Have a thorough understanding & strong product knowledge of all CEB products & training


  • 5 years of successful sales/account management experience, including holding commercial negotiations within a blue-chip client base
  • Proven ability to meet monthly, quarterly, and annual financial goals
  • Experience of managing multiple commercial processes (new business sales and renewals), forecasting precisely, and identifying challenges to a positive commercial outcome
  • Solid understanding of business concepts for large corporations, as well as CEB’s product portfolio
  • Strong ethic for fulfilling service requests and keen interest in building relationships with executives
  • The role is field based so a driving license is essential


  • Persuading and influencing
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Learning and researching


  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Excellent Account and Portfolio management skills
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Effective team work and management at a peer to peer level
  • Fluent in Business English
  • Strong business acumen
  • Effective time and activity management

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