Posted 3rd April 2018

Applus Velosi is currently recruiting a Business Development/Operations Manager on a full time,
permanent basis. The role will be based out of their offices in Reading Berkshire. There will be
travel throughout the UK and occasionally to Europe.

The Business Development / Operations Managers role is about driving sales, business
development and day-to-day running of the Vendor Inspection Department with overseeing
the based in Reading Berkshire.

Responsibilities include :

  • Sales of Vendor Surveillance Services, knowledgeable in Offshore and Onshore,
    Upstream and Downstream Oil and Gas Sector in the North Sea.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge in the Power and Petro Chemical sectors.
  • Oversee the day-to-day running of the Vendor Inspection Department.
  • Responsible for Staff, training, development, performance, key performance
  • Carry out yearly staff appraisals.
  • Technical selling skills (including presentations) and product knowledge in all
    areas listed above that allows effective presentation of our services and products
    to clients.
  • Develop an annual business plan in conjunction with Senior Management Teams
    which details activities to follow during the business financial year, focusing on
    meeting or exceeding sales targets based on revenue and profit margin.
  • Selling to complex clients through formal tendering processes.
  • Managing/motivating a small, highly skilled team of coordination personnel to
    deliver sales targets.
  • Participating in a global sales function exchanging leads and collaborating to
    close international opportunities for major global clients.
  • Good awareness of contract law and best practice.
  • Maintain accurate records of all sales and prospecting

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Recognised sales and marketing qualification and / or proven track record in
    similar discipline
  • Proven track record in delivering sales across a diverse client base
  • Exceptional relationship management and networking abilities coupled with a
    genuine passion for the sector
  • Natural gravitas to engage with and influence senior executives both internally
    and externally
  • Performance driven - energy, drive and determination
  • Personal and professional demeanour and credibility, which commands confidence
    of external partners, key stakeholders, members, clients, senior managers and
  • Strong communication skills in all forms


  • Competitive salary with an excellent bonus structure
  • Benefits package
  • Personal development and professional development to achieve further related


To apply, please send CV, stating salary and current benefits to


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