Business Development Manager – Defence Sector

VIMA Group is an innovative and forward-thinking management consultancy that delivers professional services to its clients in the Defence and Security sectors.
  • Full-time · Mid-Senior level
  • Bristol (Hybrid)
  • Closing Date 23/09

Based in Bristol, Portsmouth, and London, VIMA Group is an innovative and forward-thinking management consultancy that delivers professional services to its clients in the Defence and Security sectors. VIMA Group specialises in delivering P3M (Project, Programme & Portfolio Management), Project Controls, Procurement, Data Management, Learning and Development, Cyber Resilience and Business Analysis.

We add most value delivering these capabilities within the context of Digital Transformation. We work in partnership with our clients to implement transformation by providing the right blend of skills, expertise, and essential soft skills. We enable real and sustained change through established methodologies and bespoke application to our client’s environment.

What do we look for in a Business Development Manager?

As a Business Development Manager, you will have the ability to demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • Experience in the consultancy sector and knowledge of the Defence market.
  • The ambition, drive and passion for contributing to the growth of the business and support the company values.
  • An understanding of the challenges faced by customers in delivering large and complex programmes.
  • How to operate effectively in order to influence decision-makers.
  • You are articulate and have excellent presentation and communication skills.

We are recruiting for more than one role. We will consider different levels of Business Development experience. We are ultimately looking for aptitude and attitude, and individuals who will fit into VIMA’s values.

What will the role of Business Development Manager include?

As a Business Development Manager, you will report to the Sales Director, joining an established and successful sales team. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral part in shaping and growing VIMA Group’s business.

You will work in partnership with the Account Managers to develop a strong business development strategy for your area. With the goal of winning business, you will work to ambitious growth targets and will be contributing to the continued success of VIMA Group.

Why are we recruiting?

This is a very exciting time for VIMA Group, we have recently been acquired and are looking to turbo-charge our growth ambitions. We are looking for motivated, collaborative business development staff to help drive growth in the Defence market.

What are our values?

VIMA is a values-based organisation and we put our people at the heart of everything we do.

  • Do you enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team?
  • Can you work with integrity and respect for others?
  • Do you strive to continuously learn and develop?
  • Do you want to play a vital role in helping our clients to improve their capabilities and deliver essential benefits?

If our values resonate with yours, let’s start a conversation about how we could work together.

What can we offer in return?

VIMA Group offer a work culture like no other in defence and security. Whilst we maintain outstanding professional standards at all times we also offer all our staff a trusting, flexible and supportive place to work. We will do as much as we can to help accommodate whatever is important to you, be it your growing family, managing your local sports team or leading the way in your chosen field. This is reflected in our raft of benefits available to all our staff. At VIMA Group, we put our people first – and we truly mean it.

In addition to a competitive salary and Excellent commission based on realistic mutually agreed targets, we offer all the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  • Private Medical Insurance – with flexible cover options.
  • 5 x Salary Life Assurance.
  • Health cash plan – with flexible cover options.
  • Professional training at our own learning and development centre.
  • Cycle to Work.
  • Perks at Work.
  • Contributory company pension.
  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Holiday trading Scheme.
  • Electric Car Scheme.

A word on UK Security Clearance

Due to the secure nature of the position, you must have or be eligible to obtain, UK SC or DV Security Clearance.

More details relating to UK Security Clearance can be found here:

What to do next

If you are interested in the above, please apply using the link provided.

To find out more about the vacancy or VIMA Group, please contact George Cumersdale on 07375 627063 or email

VIMA group recognises the benefits of Reserve service to Country, Company and individual. VIMA Group has HR Policies to support Reservists and actively encourages them to apply.

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To find out more about the vacancy or VIMA Group, please contact Ben.
Head of Recruitment