At Simonds, we believe that our people are the core of our business, and are instrumental in our continued growth and sustainable success. With a variety of roles across our business, ranging from construction to procurement; administration to drafting and various shared services (HR, IT, Finance), we have a number of roles to suit many skill levels.

So whether you are looking for your first job, are an experienced tradesperson or contemplating a career change, consider Simonds for your next opportunity.

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Business Development Officer

Apply now Job no: 494410
Work type: Full Time
Location: M St Kilda Rd
Categories: Sales

Builders Academy Australia (BAA) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that works with employers, industry and students to achieve exceptional training results.

BAA was established by Simonds in 2005 for the purpose of training Simonds staff and the staff of Simonds suppliers and partners in VET courses in the residential construction sector.

Based on the principle of “builders training builders”, BAA draws on its deep connections to Simonds Homes to ensure it provides the highest quality curriculum and training services to meet industry needs. In 2020 and in 2018, BAA was recognised as the Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year after being a finalist for the same award in 2017. We were also announced as the winner at the 2020 Australian Training Awards.

BAA includes two RTO's: House of Learning Pty Ltd trading as Builders Academy Australia (National RTO Code 21583) & City-Wide Building & Training Services Pty LTD trading as CWBTS (National RTO Code 91138). With close to 3000 active students, BAA delivers pre-apprenticeships through to Advanced Diploma level qualifications across 4 Australian states.


We are seeking a Business Development Officer who will be responsible proactively identifying new business opportunities and maintaining relationships with existing customers to ensure consistent high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained.

To be successful in this role:

  • You will have a proven record of "solution selling" to end users over a sustained period not less than 3 years.
  • A successful record of exceeding budgets and delivering value to customers through the sales cycle in both B2B and B2C markets
  • Experience maintaining CRM
  • You are a driven self starter with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Knowledge of the sales cycle, sales processes and demonstrated closing skills
  • Track record of connecting with people, understanding their requirements and then working with colleagues to deliver solutions that focus on effective solutions
  • Strong sales planning and organisational skills
  • Applied analytical skills with a strong detail orientation
  • Ability to network across organisations.


You have a strong customer focus, the capacity to multi-task and have a flexible and adaptable approach are pivotal to being successful in this role.

You will be an exceptional communicator and will be able to achieve set targets and KPI's. High attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines and have demonstrated planning, organisational and time management skills are desired.


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proven sales track record and the ability to meet targets
  • Working with Children’s check


BAA is part of the Simonds group with Simonds Homes celebrating over 70 years in building and construction.  BAA is an award-winning organisation that was awarded;

  • 2020 Australian Small Training Provider of the Year
  • 2020 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
  • 2018 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year

As an established and growing national business BAA can offer you a variety of career opportunities. In addition, there are fantastic benefits across a wide range of products and services including a generous discount on our award winning Simonds homes as well as all the great things that go in them, discounted health insurance, a free employee well-being program, Simonds "Reward Days", training and development opportunities and a safe and friendly workplace.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, we'd love to hear from you as soon as possible! Apply online today with your CV and cover letter.

Please note: You must have unlimited Australian work rights to be considered for this role.

Recruitment agencies, thanks for thinking of us but we're going to give this one a crack first!

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