Join Our Team: Experienced Business Development Manager OTE £55,000+

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced sales professional to join our team as Business Development Manager.  Working with SME businesses across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, this pivotal role will see you as a face for our company, developing new relationships and bringing in new business.


Who Are Emmerson Kitney?


Now celebrating 10 years in business, Emmerson Kitney is an award winning, privately owned specialist recruitment firm.

Established in 2009 by owner operator David Kitney, the team at  Emmerson Kitney have a deep understanding and experience of recruitment in five key disciplines: Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Technology, Accountancy and Finance.  The business is also a partner to Smailes Goldie Chartered Accountants in a long standing joint venture “SG Financial Recruitment“.

The company has become the partner of choice for many businesses in the region who choose to work with Emmerson Kitney exclusively.  Our clients are from a range of business sectors with the core coming from manufacturing, engineering, retail, technology, education and finance.

We are partner of choice to leading local, national and international brands.

The Opportunity: Business Development Manger


Emmerson Kitney are looking for an experienced sales professional to join the team as Business Development Manager.

In this role you will build relationships at a senior level, working with business owners, hiring managers and HR departments to secure partnerships that will increase Emmerson Kitney’s client base, brand presence, market share and profitability.  You will be the company’s brand ambassador, be that in client meetings, or at various networking events across the region.

Standing Out In A Competitive Market


In a highly competitive marketplace, standing out from the crowd is vital and Emmerson Kitney differentiates itself in three key ways:

Firstly, our deep understanding of our clients and the way we tell their story in order to attract the right candidates.  The example of Rockar can be viewed by clicking their logo or following this link.

Secondly, we work with Thomas International, using their specialist people assessment tools as part of our partnership recruitment projects – these tools cover behaviour, aptitude, leadership potential and emotional intelligence, giving clients the deepest possible understanding of their potential new hire.

Finally, commitment to an outstanding customer experience which includes effective project management and high level communication ensure that a customer really sees the impact and value of the work our team undertake for them.

The Right Person For The Job


You are a proven Business Development Manger or B2B sales professional, with experience of working to and exceeding sales targets.

You thrive in a target driven environment and KPIs are a part of the job – for you they are a measure of how big an impact you are having in the business.

You are used to securing new business meetings, holding strategic conversations with decision makers and influencers.

You’re a strong relationship builder and understand the value of long term strategic partnerships but are equally quick to recognise an opportunity to add value and do business with a client.

Our industry is fast paced and competitive so you will need to be well versed in creating value and building relationships but at the same time are effective at overcoming objections.

You are resilient, well organised, a quick thinker and even quicker to act and take ownership.

You are competitive by nature and have a genuine enthusiasm for being in front of people.  Delivering presentations and helping clients solve problems comes naturally to you.

You’re the sales person that makes smart commercial decisions, securing the right business not just any business and are the person that keeps going to get the job done.

A strong B2B background and an existing network of business contacts within the SME companies in the Humber region would be a distinct advantage but is not essential.

If that sounds like you then we want to hear from you!

What’s In It For You?


The benefits at Emmerson Kitney are excellent, your package will include:

  • A salary of £35,000 – £45,000
  • Uncapped commission and just hitting minimum expectations will see you earn £9,900
  • A car allowance of £360 per month plus mileage
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • Opportunity to buy up to 1 week extra holiday
  • Company laptop, phone
  • Company pension scheme
  • Various other additional benefits


What’s it like to work at Emmerson Kitney?


We’re a values driven business:  Open, honest, professional, customer focussed, driven and innovative.

The environment is fast paced, and we challenge each other to get better every day.  We support each other, helping find solutions to challenges and coming up with new ideas to deliver for each other and our customers.  Our people are self-motivated, want to make a difference, stand up, be counted and take ownership.

We’re pretty good at celebrating!  From team drinks, team away days, charity fund raising and the occasional office BBQ.