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Business Development Manager

Fixed Term (2 years) with potential to be made permanent.

36.15 hours per week 

£40,000 per annum


Job Summary:

The Business Development Manager at Newry Credit Union will play a pivotal role in identifying and pursuing growth opportunities, building strategic partnerships, enhancing our range of financial services, and leading new mortgage sales. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in business development, sales, and relationship management, with a passion for credit union principles and values.

Key Responsibilities:

Market Analysis and Strategy: Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify growth opportunities, competitive threats, and emerging trends. Develop and implement strategic plans to capitalize on identified opportunities.
Mortgage Sales Leadership: Lead and manage the mortgage sales team, overseeing the entire mortgage origination process from lead generation to closing. Develop mortgage sales strategies to increase loan volume while ensuring responsible lending practices.
Product Development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and develop new financial products and services that meet the evolving needs of our members.
Partnership Development: Identify, negotiate, and establish strategic partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and community groups to expand our member base and enhance our service offerings.
Relationship Management: Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing members, partners, and stakeholders. Ensure excellent customer service and member satisfaction.
Sales and Promotion: Develop and execute sales and promotional initiatives to increase business lending, mortgage sales, loan volume, savings, and other credit union products and services.
Compliance and Risk Management: Stay informed about regulatory requirements and industry best practices to ensure that all activities comply with relevant laws and regulations. Mitigate risks associated with business development activities.
Financial Analysis: Monitor and evaluate the financial performance of various products and services, making data-driven decisions to optimize profitability and member value.
Team Collaboration: Work closely with credit union staff to align business development efforts with the credit union’s mission, goals, and values.



BA (Hons) in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or a related field or other equivalent qualification.
Proven experience in business development, sales, or related roles, preferably in the financial industry.

Strong understanding of credit union principles and cooperative values.
Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to think strategically and develop and execute business plans.
Proficiency in financial analysis and data-driven decision-making.
Knowledge of relevant financial regulations and compliance requirements.
Experience in mortgage sales leadership or a strong understanding of mortgage origination processes.
Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Familiarity with the local community and a commitment to community development.


Hybrid working
Generous holiday entitlement
Flexible working
Generous occupational sickness scheme
Cash Health Plan
Critical Illness
Life Insurance
Pension – enhanced employer pension contribution
Enhanced leave entitlements
Health & Wellbeing initiatives
Investment in your continuous training & development


Please send your CV (preferably by email) demonstrating how you meet each element of the essential criteria above to or by post for the attention of Human Resources, Newry Credit Union limited, 70/72 Hill Street, Newry, County Down BT34 1BE.

Job Description – Business Development Manager