Business Development Manager

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Closing date: 13 Dec 2021

Company Description

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.

With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.

Gender equality and social change are at the forefront of our work. As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.


As Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the implementation of Options’ new business strategy, supporting our approach to new clients, and expansion into new markets;
  • Analysing and positioning for new opportunities, pursuing and developing prequalification documents, and developing high quality technical, innovational and commercial proposals for new business;
  • Feeding into pipeline reporting to monitor progress against targets and contributing to forecasting;
  • Establishing and nurturing collaborative relationships with clients, partners, consultants and other stakeholders across our global teams and contributing to the formation and development of meaningful partnerships.


  • You are highly motivated, with an entrepreneurial mindset and ability to support and drive new business growth in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia;
  • You have experience in analysing and positioning for new opportunities and engaging with diverse stakeholders globally;
  • You will have proven experience proactively managing high-quality programme design and proposal development (both technical and commercial), with a focus on innovation;
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial mindset with ability to engage a diverse group of international stakeholders to build and nurture relationships;
  • Knowledge of the international development and/or global health landscape and fluency in a second language (especially French) is desirable.


Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

Other information

  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed*.*
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

How to apply:

  • To apply, please fill in the form here.
  • Closing date for applications is: 13 December 2021
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 03 January 2022.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).