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Head of Business Development

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Filton

Job Title: Head of Business Development         

Location: Remote with some UK travel

Compensation:  up to £90,000 + Car allowance + Bonus + Private Healhcare

Role Type: Full time Permanent

Job ID: SF40543         



Babcock Aviation has an excting opportinity for a Head of Business Development. The purpose of the role is to deliver on our growth ambitions in the UK Military Aviation market. To lead a team in generating and developing effective engagement campaigns and concrete opportunities that will create sustainable growth for Babcock. 


The role reports to the Managing Director, Military Aviation UK within Babcock’s UK Aviation business. This team is leading on all growth opportunities with our primary customers and interfaces with our cross-group multi-domain teams to deliver capability to the Military Air customer.



Who we are looking for?

If you're right for this role you’ll enjoy working in a solutions-driven, customer-focussed manner. You’ll have a can-do attitude and work well both independently and as part of a team and have the ability to influence and deliver better outcomes. Curious to understand and challenge the status quo, you will welcome the opportunity to build relationships across the whole of the organisation.


What will you be doing?

  • Lead the Business Development team – Providing leadership and direction to a highly capable and experienced team in the analysis, capture and development of growth opportunities 
  • Develop client relationships – Build and maintain key customer relationships within RAF, Navy & Army and maintain extensive knowledge of current customer priorities and strategies
  • Development of Military Aviation Strategy – Leading the development of the Military Aviation Strategy that supports customer capability and delivery requirements and Babcock future growth aspirations, and ensuring alignment with wider Aviation Sector strategy.
  • Deliver Capture leadership across markets – Apply knowledge of customer emerging requirements to capture opportunities to shape Babcock’s offer and develop positioning strategies

The experience you’ll bring

  • Strong knowledge of the UK Defence industry, the political agenda and the customer base.
  • Relevant experience in a sales / business development role in the UK Defence market.  Knowledge of Aviation may be beneficial, but is not essential.
  • The ability to lead the BD team, and to further and support the development of its capability, performance and people through inclusive leadership 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to flex style to engage, motivate and influence people from all backgrounds and at all levels


What a role with Babcock offers?

  • Salary of £90,000 + a vehicle allowance
  • Up to 25% bonus
  • Private family healthcare
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Pension Plan
  • Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
  • A tailored personal development and training programme.
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.

About Babcock  
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


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Application Guidance:
All applications should be made online.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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