Business Development Manager: Re/Insurance

We are the global leaders in flood risk management and we are looking for an experienced Business Development professional to join our busy and expanding team, ensuring the successful rollout of our world-leading data and helping to shape our future.

Your role

As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for building and nurturing a pipeline of new opportunities and supporting our revenue targets. Working with a cross collaborative team of model and mapping experts, you’ll help build awareness of our catastrophe models, flood hazard maps and services in the re/insurance sector. You’ll also work with our wider Business Development team to help define and develop our product roadmap, making sure we meet our client needs.

The team member we’re looking for

You’ll need to be commercially minded and a good communicator to build trusting relationships with prospects and clients. You’ll enjoy working both alone and as part of the team, and will be organised, adaptable and capable of innovative thinking in a challenging business environment. A typical week might include negotiating contracts, establishing product marketing strategies and acting as the voice of the client within our product development process. As a result, you’ll need excellent numeracy, presentation and report writing skills, attention to detail, and to be comfortable with innovative technology.

Previous experience using catastrophe models within the re/insurance industry and CII qualifications would be highly desirable. However, we will provide training for any high-quality candidates who we consider a good fit for the team.

Your career at JBA

Known as The Flood People, JBA is a global company helping some of the world’s largest re/insurance, financial, property and International Development organisations understand and manage flood risk. We’re experts in translating complex, scientific data into useful information, using sophisticated hydraulic approaches and models to provide cutting-edge flood risk intelligence. Our climate is changing and we’re leading the way to incorporate climate science into our data to provide our clients with a forward-thinking view of flood risk.

We can only do this through our fantastic team, and we believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can. We’re an employee-owned organisation and have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual Employee-Owned Benefit scheme.

Alongside this, we’re focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff, as well as a professional development programme and support in the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership.

We invest in our staff’s mental health and wellbeing, encouraging our staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance and organising social activities from bake sales and book clubs to badminton. We also invest in the wider community by funding our own charitable foundation, the JBA Trust, supporting sustainability initiatives such as tree planting, and facilitating outreach visits by our team of STEM ambassadors.

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JBA is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.


Full-time or part-time remote working will be considered for this role. If office-based, the role will be located in our modern, eco-friendly offices at Broughton Park, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. This unique work setting sits on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and offers easy access to stunning countryside. Skipton is a bustling market town with great schools, services and leisure facilities, and is within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and the Lake District. Find out more at

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our team is working remotely and we supply basic equipment to our staff to support this.

How to apply

For further information or an informal discussion about this position, please contact Nikki Pilgrim by email at

To apply for the post, applications should be made using the JBA Risk Management Application pro-forma and emailed to our careers team. Only applications made using the standard form will be accepted.
We would appreciate it if you would also fill in JBA’s Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and submit it alongside your application form, but please note this is not mandatory.
Please return both forms to our careers team at

Closing Date: 14 February 2022

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies. All Agencies should note that if JBA receives an application via other means - even if it comes after your first contact with us - there will be no contractual entitlement to an introduction fee or other fees. In sending us any applications you are deemed to have agreed to these terms.