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Job Title: Business Development Director for Enterprise Applications – Public Sector
Employer: Version 1
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 10826_e61e294840c2f333492d50a571b953a9


Job Details:

Business Development Director for Enterprise Applications – Public Sector Department: Business Operations Paul Steed Company Description

Version 1 is a Technology Services company, delivering impactful change to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing digital-first world.

We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver. We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big, and we hire great people.

3200+ employees (and growing), €350m/£315m revenue business

10th place in Glassdoor’s Top 50 UK companies

Oracle EMEA Apps/SaaS Innovation Partner of the Year – EMEA 2023

AWS EMEA – Collaboration Partner of the Year – EMEA 2023

Global Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023

Version 1 has been an Oracle partner for over 25 years and covers the full Oracle technology stack including Oracle Cloud Applications (Cloud ERP/EPM/HCM/Payroll/SCM/CX) and Applications Unlimited (eBusiness Suite, JD Edwards and Peoplesoft). We provide end-to-end services from project preparation activities, through implementation and configuration, and right through to on-going application support within our Award Winning ASPIRE Managed Service offering.

Job Description

This role will be part of a successful and growing commercial team focused on Public Sector within the Oracle Enterprise Applications business (covering Oracle SaaS and Applications Unlimited). You’ll be delivering large sales opportunities, and supporting client relationships. You’ll drive sales through working with existing customers and net new business.

You’ll also be responsible for:

Leading the full sales cycle, from lead generation, pre-qualification processes, bid preparation and submission, demonstrations and close.

Identifying new opportunities for Enterprise Applications through market knowledge, customer relationship development and by leveraging the Version 1 network, using targeted marketing campaigns, events, and direct calling initiatives.

Close collaboration with Version 1 technology partners and specialists (like Oracle).

Contract negotiation covering primarily implementation services and managed service sales but also including license/hardware sales, and other consulting services with support from the relevant teams.


To be successful as a BD Director you’ll:

Be able to demonstrate your experience operating in a Technology Services environment in a similar organisation.

Have practical experience selling to the UK Public Sector, such as: Central Government, NHS, Utilities and more.

Share and exhibit your leadership abilities and how you’ve built and maintained successful and motivated teams.

Show your competence in acquiring new business, developing opportunities with current business, and supporting the complete sales life cycle.

Additional Information

Share in our Success Excellent base salary plus commission with no ceiling & an opportunity to join our new V1 Equity success Scheme

Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development review

Financial benefits including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice

Ways of working now with remote & hybrid working options but there is always as a good excuse to get together too

Moments that matter & our enhanced maternity & paternity leave policies for life’s journey

A large training budget for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role. Ways

Wellbeing activities: an innovative Well Tech Scheme,Yoga, sponsored marathon and local team sports

Version 1 Annual Excellence Awards & our ‘ Call-Out’ platform where performance is called out and recognised

Our active ESG & CSR initiative allows you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion and belonging schemes.

PLUS, many more exciting benefits drop us a note to find out more.

This is a full-time permanent role with some occasional client site travel. Hybrid/ remote working options but must be commutable distance for client site/office meetings.

Please note: We have an internal recruitment team and does not accept agency candidates. If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly!

“Strong focus on the core values and really live by them in everything they do”

Our Head of People Louise Lahiff explains why Version 1 could be the match for you Award-Winning Employee Focus Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity

Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.

Being accountable and keeping commitments

No Ego

Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.

Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.

Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.

Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.



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