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At Specsavers, we’re dedicated to making eye and hearing care accessible to all. As pioneers and a global leader in innovative technologies, we help people optimise their vision and hearing. We foster your expertise, welcome you into a supportive family, and propel your growth. Grounded in our collaboration, curiosity, courage, and compassion values, we strive to challenge the status quo and invite you to team up with us.
To continue and strengthen our Business Development initiatives within Store Operations, we’re searching for an experienced (NE) Business Development Manager to join our team.
What’s the role about?
As our Business Development Manager, you’ll be Reporting to the Head of Business Development for the region and responsible for supporting the Business Development and Contracts Management agenda for the five Northern European markets.
You’ll be a key stakeholder in all (NE) Business Development and Contracts Management improvement plans and responsible for the ongoing delivery of the Business Development rollout overview while actively supporting and mentoring the Business Development teams in countries to deliver the regional agenda. In this role, you’ll be in regular and close alignment with the 5 Northern European markets, working together to support all core Business Development rollout activities across the region.
Furthermore, you’ll put your impact on:
  • Managing, maintaining, and improving the Business Development rollout process.
  • Supporting the 5 Northern European markets to deliver their annual core Business Development project targets and any associated larger scale rollout projects as required.
  • The regional retendering process, working closely with Global Procurement and the 5 Northern European markets to ensure consistency and best practice is applied through to completion.
  • Project Managing larger scale regional Business Development and Contracts Management projects working with multiple stakeholders across all levels of the business.
  • In cooperation with the country Business Development teams, you’ll report and ensure that all shop fit processes are managed on time, ensuring fairness with lead times to our regional stakeholders who play a key role in project delivery outside of the local country teams.
  • Managing updates and additions to the central database (Plato/Yext), ensuring updated store information is adjusted in a timely manner to ensure visibility on the global Specsavers websites.
  • Designing, maintaining, and implementing an improved ‘toolbox’ for Business Development and Contract Management documents to promote consistency and accuracy across the 5 Northern European markets.
  • Onboarding of any new Business Development or Contract Management team members, ensuring that each party is aware of and are consistently using the updated toolbox.
Joining Specsavers
As a Northern European Business Development Manager, you’ll become an integral part of the dynamic Business Development and Business Transfer Services regional team, collaborating closely with talented colleagues across our regional and 5 country office teams. You will be required to travel to each of the countries on occasion, building strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the business in each location.
As our new Business Development Manager, you’ll work at our NESO office in Nordhavn. Our new office features many collaborative spaces and a stunning rooftop terrace with breathtaking city and harbour views. 
Amongst many other great things, we offer:
  • Join our global team of friendly, talented, and passionate colleagues. Enjoy a competitive salary package with perks such as pensions, health insurance, free eye care vouchers, volunteer-day and much more.
  • Grow in your role with free access to online learning, weekly one-on-one discussions with your manager, personalised development plans, and increased responsibility.
  • We offer a fun work environment with great coffee, laughter, table tennis tournaments, birthday surprises, holiday celebrations, virtual Friday quizzes, and more.
What are we looking for?
We’re seeking an engaging and active Manager, who can work with a broad group of stakeholders at all levels of the business effectively. Having a keen eye for the bigger picture with customer needs, products, partners, and understanding the contribution to the bottom line is crucial in this role. We also see being calm, inquisitive, data-driven and with the ability to manage projects and change(s) effectively as some of the traits we are looking for in our new colleague.
In more formal experience, we would like to see:
  • Experience at Management level.
  • Experience of mentoring teams across multiple locations.
  • Strong financial and business acumen.
  • Experience of leading complex projects to completion.
  • Experience of working within a Business Development and Project Management environment.
  • Fluent in the use of Microsoft Office 365, with an intermediate level in MS Excel.
  • Fluent in English and one of the languages of our region.

In continuation, the following experience is preferred:

  • Experience in retail business.
  • A background in analytical and data manipulation.
  • Experience of selling concepts and businesses.
  • Work experience within a matrix organisation.
Here’s how you apply!
To apply, please send us your CV using the button below. We want to respect your time, so including an application letter is optional. Feel free to apply as soon as possible.
Please avoid including any photos or references to your age in your CV. It contributes to a fairer and more unbiased assessment.
If you’re interested in learning more about the incredible team you’ll be joining and our shared goals as a family business, visit our pages: This is who we are, and This is what we do.
Any questions?
Do you have any questions or want information about this role? Feel free to contact Recruitment Partner, Liv Facius on email: liv.facius@pecsavers.com.
Diversity & Inclusion at Specsavers
Specsavers will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected factor. In line with our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we integrate these principles into all aspects of our work, from product development to team building.
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