Location: Liverpool / Manchester

Salary band: up to £34K pa

We’re a fast-paced, 28-strong integrated brand and communications agency with big ambitions for growth in 2021. With offices in Liverpool and Manchester, we’re looking for a talented, ambitious Business Development Manager to join our growing multi-disciplinary team.

With a national client portfolio that spans a wide variety of sectors, you’ll be building strong relationships with a range of diverse clients.


  • Monitoring potential business opportunities and acting on them efficiently, liaising with colleagues and appropriate partners where necessary.
  • Ensuring that we are on all relevant frameworks and tender portals to maximise our ability to seek suitable tender opportunities.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with local authorities and other businesses, both public and private sector, in-line with our target markets.
  • Timely planning, management and completion of allocated selection questionnaires and tender submissions through the various stages of procurement processes.
  • Planning, drafting, writing and coordinating responses to bids and briefs set by clients and prospective clients.
  • Ensuring all written documentation relating to bids and tenders is of high quality and accuracy.
  • Working closely with the wider team and constructing relevant answers that clearly answer a brief’s requirements and portray Agent appropriately.
  • Building internal and external relationships with individuals in order to create quality bids that best represent the Agent’s services.
  • Managing each bid as a mini-project and ensuring that all tasks are assigned to relevant team members and actioned in a timely manner along with bid deadlines.
  • Reviewing and evaluating each unsuccessful bid to share constructive feedback and lessons learned with colleagues.
  • Acting as a representative of Agent at local, regional and national forums, providing feedback back to colleagues in-line with our aims and objectives.
  • Presenting information in a meaningful, useful and understandable way to both internal and external stakeholders.


  • An ambitious, passionate and driven personality.
  • An existing network of business contacts across the Liverpool City Region and the North West of England.
  • Excellent and confident communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to identify potential opportunities that will benefit the Agency.
  • A willingness to travel to meetings and events across the UK on behalf of Agent.
  • Experience of working in and/or knowledge of the following industries:
    • Government / public sector
    • Tech / innovation
    • Energy / low carbon
    • Transport / connectivity
    • Health
    • Education
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with solid editing and proofing ability.
  • Experience of writing and developing sales proposals.
  • An approach to work that is deadline driven with effective time management skills.
  • The ability to thrive in a busy and varied environment.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritise workload and work well under increasing pressure.
  • Experience of working as part of a team to develop bids for large contracts.
  • The ability to demonstrate effective bid writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the marketing industry and experience of working in an agency is desirable but not essential


Agent is a people-focused business and it’s important to us that we reward our staff. We do this by offering benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours including a shorter day on a Friday
  • Free parking
  • Monthly massages
  • (Numerous) office dogs
  • High spec equipment
  • Development opportunities
  • Team social events (we love our food and drink)

And we’re always open to new ideas and ways of working so if this role is for you, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re right for this role to emily@agentmarketing.co.uk with the email subject BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER CAREER no later than Thursday 14th January, 2021.