Business Development Manager - Pre Fabrication - Basildon

Location: Basildon

East of England

Salary: Competitive + Company Car

Reference #: 127287

About Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK is an operating subsidiary of Ferguson plc, a FTSE 100 company, and the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. The UK business is organised into trading brands, serving distinct customer groups. The brands are market leaders with outstanding reputations for supplying professionals in the construction market.

Wolseley UK also invests heavily in people through a company-wide training structure focused on developing core skills, and offers an award-winning pension and rewards package.

The Role: 

The Business Development Manager holds responsibility for the pre-sales and customer development for the Off-site solutions provided by Wolseley UK Fabrication and Modular Engineering. This role focuses upon tender presentation, development, securing of contracts and associated activities and working alongside the other Fabrication and Modular Engineering management and team embedding secured propositions sufficiently to enable the project delivery manager and manufacturing teams to deliver the scope of secured projects.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To fully manage new and existing commercial accounts; Major clients, direct and indirect spend.
  • To maximise sales; manage margin expectations; minimise debt risk; build strong relationships.
  • To receive Major Project enquiries from a variety of sources including the sales team, ABI, web search and suppliers etc.
  • To identify appropriate project / account requirements and liaise with regional teams.
  • To identify and deliver incremental sales growth through capital projects and FM.
  • To liaise with the estimators and Sales Support in order to maximise opportunities.
  • To have a “must win” mentality.
  • To support colleagues as and when required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • To attend where required any training and development programmes requested by the Company.
  • Overall responsibility for and delivery of key customer and daily Fabrication quotations, tenders, presentations and as appropriate after sales service working with Fabrication management.


As well as providing competitive salaries, we offer an impressive range of benefits including:

  • Paid holiday entitlement of 23 days rising to 25 days after two years’ service
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Flexible life and health benefits
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare voucher Scheme
  • Excellent staff discounts and voluntary benefits including gym membership and retail discounts


  • Experience of specification sales, managing accounts or working in sales across a branch network
  • Pipe, fittings and valves knowledge and experience is mandatory, understanding of pre-fabrication, off-site assembly or modularisation preferable.
  • Detailed awareness/knowledge of products in a similar or related field
  • Proactive approach towards business development, identifying new opportunities and sales growth
  • Client relationship management – a clear focus upon developing long-term relationships with both colleagues and clients
  • Able to communicate technical information in a clear yet comprehensive manner
  • Able to influence senior stakeholders and clients, both inside and outside the organisation

Wolseley UK are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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