As a Business Development Manager, Jemma identifies potential employer partners that would benefit from working with Lifetime Training. Working closely with the rest of the Business Development Team she will engage and meet with potential partners and work towards understanding their needs, shaping how we can support them and bringing them on board as a Lifetime employer partner. Jemma is from a musical family and her favourite song was written by her Dad and she makes him play it whenever she visits home.
I have a great team behind me who work very hard. I also have a great manager who is a really good mentor.
The support that was offered around the role, as a field based sales person it can be hard to ensure target are met while also keeping quality with employer partner communication. I have people in the office available to help when needed which makes the role a lot more achievable.
The variety in the role, each employer partner is different and has different requirements which bring a new challenge every day.
I am usually off site meeting with employer partners are their head office, pitching to boards, head of departments and management. When I’m not doing this I’m working on getting meetings, following up on meetings or doing hand overs with accounts.
Winning my first employer partner.
Working as a new team it has taken a while to get to know everyone, Lifetime is a huge company so I have tried to make sure I’ve met everyone I am in day to day contact with to keep a good working relationship, I believe communication is the key to any working relationship.
Bringing in new business at high level to ensure the stable growth of the business.
Being knowable but also being able to work collaboratively to share that knowledge with colleague and employer partners.
I have a great team behind me who work very hard on the admin side, I also have a great manager who is also a really good mentor.
Its long hard hours but very enjoyable.
Our team are very good at sharing knowledge and answering questions when needed. We also have the wider team available to help with more complex queries employer partners may through at us.
It’s a great family feel for such a large business, it's relaxed but focus which I find to be a good mix.
We focus on what we’re good at and ensuring the quality of that service is the best it can be.