Role details

Business Development Sales Executive

Winchester   •   £22,000 - £35,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Great opportunity with a top business
  • Brilliant OTE and development opportunities

About Our Client

My client is a FTSE 250 business that has seen large growth across multiple sectors over the last 2 years. They have big plans for the future to broaden their remit and build going forwards.

Job Description

As a business development professional you will have three primary responsibilities:

Identifying new sales leads
Pitching products and/or services
Maintaining fruitful relationships with clients

When it comes to generating leads, day-to-day duties typically include:

Researching organisations and individuals online (especially on social media) to identify new leads and potential new markets
Researching the needs of other companies and learning who makes decisions about purchasing
Contacting potential clients via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings
Planning and overseeing new marketing initiatives
Attending conferences, meetings, and industry events

When it comes to the challenge of actually selling, other typical duties include:

Contacting clients to inform them about new developments
Developing quotes and proposals
Negotiating and renegotiating by phone, email, and in person
Developing sales goals for the team and ensuring they are met
Training personnel and helping team members develop their skills
To keep healthy relationships with clients, this mostly requires socialisation. So from simple chats on the phone to lunches and events or conferences business development managers must be sure to keep their customers happy. Of course, as with all office jobs, documentation is also a big part of the work. Business development professionals are also obligated to write reports and provide feedback to upper management about what is and is not working.

The Successful Applicant

To be an effective business development executive, an individual must be:

Socially adept
Good with numbers

The skills you need to excel in this position include:

Strong communication and IT fluency
Creative talents and the ability to solve tough problems
In-depth knowledge of the industry and its current events
The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
Skill in prioritising and dealing with obligations
Attention to detail
Excellent time management and organisation

What's on Offer

Competitive salary with a great bonus scheme and the benefits of working within a multinational company.

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