Marketing and Business Development – Business Development Manager (London or Colchester)

We are currently recruiting for this role. If you are interested, please send an email to and include your CV as an attachment.

We are on a journey. Be part of it.

At Footprint Digital we believe there is nothing you can’t achieve. We help itchy, driven, ambitious and frustrated £1-20 million turnover businesses ‘join the dots’ and make more money online through performance marketing services such as SEO, PPC, Conversion Rate Optimisation and Analytics. We support our team to do the best work of their career and to learn, play and grow.

We have grown from 2-17 members of our team and from 0 revenue to £1million in 3 years. Along the way we have picked up work from brands such as Legal and General, Itsu and Huawei. Our ambitions are huge. We are on a growth path of growing the company from £1million to £4million in the next 3 years. In order to achieve this, we want exactly the right sort of people to join us and share in our vision. That is where you come in…

Business Development Manager

We love our clients and want the best for them. Relationships are at the core of everything we do at Footprint Digital. We work hard to build exceptional relationships with our clients. This role is where it all starts.

You will become an integral part of the team and an important part of the Footprint Digital system. You will be the first point of contact with a client that is looking to improve their digital performance. You will take them on the journey to understand how digital can help their business grow.

Your role as the Business Development Manager is to start the relationship by converting new business leads into revenue.


The Digital Marketing Audit Process

We don’t like to shoot from the hip. Instead we undertake a digital marketing audit for all potential new clients. Produced by our technical team this process allows us to thoroughly appraise the clients’ current web performance and genuinely recommend the best course of action for them.

You role will be to guide clients through the following process…

We start with an initial consultation (usually by telephone) to understand more about the aims and objectives of the business.

Then our team of technical marketing experts from the Analytics, SEO, PPC and CRO disciplines spend 24 hours manually reviewing the current digital marketing performance. They are on the lookout for areas that could be radically improved.

The results are presented through a series of reports that combine to make the Digital Marketing Audit. Your role is to relate this to the client and lay out a strategy that will help them achieve things that they never thought possible.

Where will I work?

Under current COVID-19 guidance our team is working from home. We are a very close knit supportive team and we really miss spending time together! In time we will phase back into a co-working office space. You will be working from home throughout COVID with the option to work in our Central London office or at our Head Office in Colchester after COVID.

What you need

Successful applicants for the role must share our values. The perfect candidate will come with experience working in the digital agency world. They will have exceptional presentation delivery skills, emotional intelligence, rapport building skills and project management skills alongside the ability to spot opportunities and ultimately generate leads.

Exceptional Training and Career Development Opportunities

We provide exceptional training on the details of Digital Marketing so you can conduct meetings with confidence. Check out the Digital Marketing Executive Course for an idea of the syllabus we take all employees through. There’s also great room for career development. Footprint is growing fast and you could progress quickly.

Based in London with occasional visits to our office in Colchester

Your working day will typically be standard office hours, Monday to Friday. Normally the role would be 4 days per week out of the office in meetings and one day in the office. It will return to this in the future. In the meantime the entire role will be working from home. Once we feel it is safe we will invite you to visit our office in Colchester a few times a month for ongoing education.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email to with your CV attached, or a note that details your academic achievements and wider interests including:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your strengths (what you’re good at)
  3. Your interests (what you like to do outside of work – a work life balance is important!)

Please make it interesting and tell us the exceptional things you have achieved in your life so far and things you would like to achieve in the future.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Title:
Business Development Manager
Start Date:
London or Colchester (initially working from home until COVID guidance is relaxed)
competitive +commission


  • Opportunity to learn from the best digital marketers in the industry
  • Work with exciting clients
  • Be part of something special
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Regular Footprint Fun Days (Previous events include clay pigeon shooting, boating, wine tasting, Crystal Maze, cookery courses and firewalking)

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Confident and authoritative speaker
  • An outgoing and likable personality
  • Emotional intelligence - ability to read 'feel' a room
  • Innate desire to help businesses improve
  • Comfortable in a 'solution sale' or 'consultative' approach to selling
  • Strong presentation skills
  • A strong knowledge of Digital Marketing and ability to develop a strategy

Skills, Ability, Knowledge

  • Innate desire to help businesses improve
  • Long-term relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Confident and authoritative speaker
  • Emotional intelligence & listening skills
  • A passion for selling
  • A foundation knowledge of Digital Marketing

Good luck!
We look forward to hearing from you.
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