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Turing Fest - Business Development Manager

  • CodeBase Edinburgh 38 Castle Terrace Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

Business Development Manager

Turing Fest is the top cross-functional tech conference in Europe and the go-to tech event in Scotland. Our purpose is to create events and connections that drive the growth of the tech ecosystem in Scotland, and beyond.

Currently, we run three events throughout the year, and we will be adding 1-2 additional events each year as we work to expand our reach and our brand. This is where you come in! With this scaling business comes a scaling team.

We are looking for the first full-time hire in the commercial team to help shape our future.

Our Commercial Director will be heading on maternity leave for the bulk of 2020. As such, we need an individual who is fully capable and confident to work independently.

This role is highly autonomous, but highly flexible. We are a remote team so a self-starter with self-discipline is essential. You will have many face-to-face meetings and video calls with prospects each day, so it is an interactive role in the modern tech world.


  • Achieve set revenue targets for the commercial division

    • Sell sponsorships for the following events through a combination of personalised outreach and macro campaigns:

    • The Next Gen 2020 (4 dinners/year; once per quarter)

    • Turing Founders

    • Turing Fest

    • Scottish Tech Startup Awards

    • Pending FinTech Event

    • Pending Marketing event

  • Help adapt and shape the sponsorship offerings for the various events throughout the year

  • Manage the entire sales process from start to finish (initial outreach through to contract)

  • Work closely with Marketing and Operations teams to ensure cohesion and fluid execution in the run up to, during, and after each event

  • Form lasting relationships with our network

  • Keep meticulous records in company CRM system

  • Attend various events around the world

We are a remote team with an HQ in Edinburgh so we can be flexible with your geographic location, as long as it is in Europe! You will have the option to join a coworking space with other colleagues if you are based in London, on your own if based in another Euopean city, or work from home if appropriate. If you are based in Edinburgh, you will have a desk in our HQ with the bulk of the team.


  • Excellent Bonus Structure

  • Flexible working

  • Opportunity to travel the world for various events

  • Pension

  • Part of a dynamic, growing team with a well-respected and expanding brand

  • Have a direct impact on our future growth

How to apply

In order to apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to