Business Development Executive

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With bonus-related pay, direct contact with clients and fantastic exposure, the role of the Business Development Executive is one that can offer lucrative opportunities for any graduate in the world of sales. Interested in playing a vital role in driving business growth? Taking charge of pushing organisations to the next level in their market? Discover how you could launch your career as a Graduate Business Development Executive TODAY.

 

What’s involved?

At the most basic level, the Business Development Executive is in the driving seat for sourcing, generating and building new business for their organisation. This means you are responsible for identifying sales leads, sourcing new opportunities and potential clients. You will build on excellent communication skills and product knowledge to pitch to new and prospective clients, meaning that the likes of PowerPoint will rapidly become your best friend.

You will need to be creative and able to think outside the box; proactive in pursing new opportunities and strategic in your thinking and approach. The role of a BDE often crosses paths with the likes of marketing and finance, so commercial awareness and good business sense are essential.

Producing pitches and presentations, identifying, qualifying and speaking with business opportunities and tracking your leads will be daily tasks. Building business relationships with clients will also be essential.

 

What do I need?

Its personal attributes that count over and above experience for graduates looking to launch a career as a Business Development Executive. Those considering the role will need:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Drive and confidence
  • Commercial awareness
  • An interest in the world of business and marketing
  • Presentation skills
  • Initiative and a proactive attitude to driving new business
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • The ability to speak public and interact with a diverse range of individuals and organisations, at all levels of business 
 

What’s in it for me?

BDEs are considered an extremely valuable and highly-prized asset, essential for the success and growth in businesses across all markets and industries. A successful BDE can look forward to

  • Commission-based pay, with starting salaries of £20K+.
  • Fantastic exposure to a range of different industry sectors
  • Networking and travel to visit clients
  • Clear progression routes with opportunities to move up to Business Development Manager, Senior Development Manager or even Marketing Director
  • The likes of a company car, company phone and travel opportunities, depending on the size of the organisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The invaluable skills and experience in project management, negotiation, communication and networking you will gain as a BDE will also give you the tools you need to side-step into any area of business: for the right graduate, the opportunities are endless.

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