2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job title: Business Development Manager

Location: Barrow-in-Furness /Filton (Weapon Systems UK) – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: £65,000+ (Depending on skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for creating the appropriate business winning environment for a market/markets through market understanding, market planning and positioning, developing opportunities and pursuing captures/campaigns
  • Responsible for identifying, creating, and developing new opportunities for the Business and maturing them until the point that the Business can take a pursue/stop decision
  • Typically, this role will work within government acquisition environments, either UK and/or Internationally
  • This is a senior role that requires energy, discipline and great relationship development skills whilst being able to provide customer and market insight

Your skills and experiences:


  • Significant Business Winning experience and a substantial understanding of business winning behaviours, processes, procedures, and industry best practice
  • Considerable experience in identifying, creating and developing new opportunities for the Business and maturing them until the point that the Business can take a pursue/stop decision
  • Good experience with government defence acquisition agencies, both UK and international
  • Proven experience in frontline business development or sales role


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Weapons Systems (UK) Team:

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services sector, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures, and supports artillery systems, naval guns, and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE Systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer’s trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 26th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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