Harrogate, HG2 7LW

About the job

Business Development Executive

Location: Harrogate: Hybrid working
Salary: circa £40k (£27-32k Basic plus bonus)
Contract: Permanent

Our business is growing, are you ready to grow your career with us?

Based in Harrogate, NYnet are a growing provider of reliable, high-capacity fibre network and associated services across the North Yorkshire region. You will be joining us at a pivotal moment in our growth; this is a new role and an exciting opportunity to be part of the full fibre revolution in North Yorkshire.

The role…
The key purpose of the newly created role of Business Development Executive is to help us deliver targeted campaigns to businesses in specific areas where we are expanding our network. You will use your collaborative and business partnering skills to generate leads, develop relationships with key individuals and follow up enquiries from businesses that have registered an interest in our services. As a trusted business advisor, you to grow relationships and ensure customer satisfaction, your depth of knowledge about your customers equip you with the ability to identify complementary services that inform and helps us grow the business further.

You will work closely with our sales and operations teams in Harrogate, where your role will be key in terms of communicating our proposition and investigating the opportunities for additional sales within the prospective client base. Your hunger and appetite to speak to current and prospective clients drives you and underpins your success.

Our initial plan of work will involve you contacting target companies we have identified in specific target business parks. You will follow-up initial calls and e-shot campaigns with the aim of securing NYnet as their fibre broadband supplier, building our market share in the target area.

As a driven executive, you will plan and prioritise personal sales activities and customer contact to successfully achieve personal and business objectives. It is a busy role which appeals to your strong work ethic.

Your initial sales experience enables you to understand the importance of relationship based sales and your confidence underpins your success. Your ambition and hunger to learn will drive you to develop and deliver on all aspects of the sales cycle from prospecting, vertical selling, development of lead sources, handling internal leads, engaging internal technical staff, through to closing a deal and ensuring the smooth implementation of a project and ensuring customers expectations are delivered upon.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who already has some sales experience to expand their skills and develop their career in the fast-paced technology sector. Sector knowledge is not essential, your well-developed communication, commercial and relationship building skills will enable you to quickly apply your craft to our business.

In return we can offer you an exciting career advancement opportunity; to be part on a growing business in a growing sector with a successful group of trading businesses backed by a large forward thinking public sector shareholder. We offer a competitive salary, enhanced annual leave and flexible working. The position is based in the Harrogate office with the opportunity for flexible working across other work locations or home working around the demands of the business. Working in the office will be essential for your and the businesses development in your early career with us, but we offer flexibility to enable work life balance. You will be welcomed by a successful team that will give you the support and development you need to further your career and succeed. Our team work well together, our job satisfaction is evident in the high retention and personal growth.

Are you ready to grow your career with us?  

North Yorkshire benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access the East Coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable. North Yorkshire borders the Lake District, Lancashire, County Durham, and Yorkshire & Humber regions with all they have to offer.

About us…

North Yorkshire is England’s largest county and a beautiful, vibrant place to live and work.

NYnet has been providing a reliable, high capacity fibre network across the North Yorkshire region for 14 years. Schools, hospitals, local authorities and businesses trust us to install, manage and maintain their broadband services.

Our partnership Yorkshire and Humber Public Services Network (YHPSN) means we are the largest supplier of Govroam public sector wireless roaming in the UK, supplying NHS organisations, local councils and emergency services. Govroam allows employees of any public sector organisation to connect seamlessly to their network at any enabled public sector premises. This means partners can share information easily and quickly and share workspaces. Available to public sector organisations nationwide we have ambitious growth plans to be the leading provider across the north of England and beyond. Locally private businesses are enjoying the reliability and speed supplied to them pivotal to their business growth and success.   That is where you come in!

NYnet supplies business parks, service providers and individual businesses with high performance Fast Fibre Connectivity and Next Generation Access. We’re based in Harrogate and we have our own in-house 24/7 support team for responsive engineering support. We’re proud to provide public and private sector bodies in our region with fast, flexible and reliable wireless roaming, keeping our essential public services connected, never more important than through the COVID pandemic.

Our performance of 99.997% availability on our CAS(T) accredited network services and industry accreditation’s (ISO9001 – Quality, ISO27001 – Information Security, CAS(T) – CESG (now NCSC) Assured Service (Telecoms), HSCN and Compliant – Health and Social Care Network Compliant Supplier) positions us a leading service provider.

With c£4m annual turnover, £16m investment and a strong portfolio of grant-fund work, the time is right to further invest in our growth. We offer the best of public sector and private sector opportunities providing a unique opportunity for professional career advancement.

The Brierley Group…

North Yorkshire County Council is a very forward thinking public sector organisation – we are award winning, commercially focussed and have multiple successful commercial trading businesses already. This established portfolio of trading businesses is known as the Brierley Group, including NyNet.

These Council owned companies operate in a commercial context and are required to achieve sustainable growth and profits, specifically to enable North Yorkshire County Council to continue to reinvest so as to better meet customer needs and invest in the residents and communities of North Yorkshire.

The company is in an exclusively strong position to deliver high quality broadband services and achieve long-term ethical and stable growth. At the same time, the intention is to continue to grow the business by identifying new commercial opportunities, with the ambition to deliver services to other public sector bodies as well as to private sector clients over the longer term.

To finish off…

I hope you agree that this is a unique and fascinating opportunity, and of course we would be delighted to speak with anybody who wishes to know a little more.

Please contact NYnet’s recruitment partner Ashley Benford at Resourcing Solutions ashley.benford@northyorks.gov.uk

If you wish to apply for this post, please send us your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements for the role including your interest in either permanent or interim including salary expectations.

We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

Timescales; Close date 24th November, Interviews w/c 8th December

See https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/business-development-executive-nynet  for full job description