Business Development Director – Commercial Property Construction


We have been retained to recruit a Business Development Director, by a well-established, highly-regarded, successful and profitable main contractor construction group primarily working with large blue-chip corporate customers in the retail and distribution space, on a repeat project basis.

With profitable projected turnover this year of c.£50m the Board have the ambition to double this over the next few years; at present direct group headcount is c.80 with total team size, including sub-contractors, typically around 500.

They are now seeking to appoint a Business Development Director, reflecting their desire for the business to continue growing and taking their expertise to new customers, particularly in the retail and distribution sectors, for which they’ve already a superb reputation. Part of the leadership team, this key strategic appointment, a new role, will report to the Board and will be focused on bringing new business opportunities and contract wins to the company.

The Role:

  • Host and attend regular Business Development meetings and brief the Board, on a monthly basis, as to progress made on expanding the customer base of the business
  • Organise, host and attend client entertainment events to develop client relationships
  • Maintain regular contact with the key decision makers of client and prospect organisations; always seeking to develop and enhance relationships with new project opportunities in mind
  • Act as liaison between clients and the business so that the company is always aware of the changing needs and expectations of the client
  • Contribute to the development and progression of employees and manage business development talent within the business

Person Profile:

The successful individual will:

  • Be a self-starter with a proven knowledge of the commercial property market in London and the South-East of England
  • Be confident dealing with people at all levels internally and externally from on site teams, to client representatives at board level; have a sociable personality that facilitates strong relationship building
  • Have a professional demeanour – able to represent the business appropriately at all times
  • Be commercially aware with an ability to manage, maintain and balance the competing interests of the business and of clients
  • Be experienced with, and capable of, driving a bid team and undertaking pre-construction planning
  • Be prepared to travel

Remuneration: Compelling total compensation, including company car or allowance, strong OTE and benefits to attract top talent

Location:  Hybrid – blended working between office (Buckinghamshire HQ) and home office with UK travel, as required


Should you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please email as soon as possible quoting reference NJR/DS168 in the subject field, providing your CV as well as a brief summary of your relevant experience, a guide to your remuneration expectations as well as your notice period or availability to commence the role if successful. We are keen to appoint to the position with both diligence and speed on behalf of our client.


NJR advises the organisation on the basis of an exclusive consulting assignment.

Any Third Party applications and correspondence will be forwarded by our client for us, as their retained advisor, to review and no commercial consideration will be available for such unsolicited introductions.