Why Work For Pareto - Business Development Executive

Salary starting at £19,000 and rising to £24,000 in London


High on target earnings plus benefits and fantastic incentives such as company holidays and ski trips, nights out, monthly / quarterly prizes.
Locations - Wilmslow, London, City of London, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds or Glasgow


The Role

At the most basic level, a Business Development Executive is the driving force 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. As a Trainee Business Development Executive for Pareto, you will be responsible for building new business contacts as well as scheduling and attending business meetings throughout the UK with some of the countries top companies. You will also be responsible for managing both graduates and clients through the interview and assessment process.

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. You will build on excellent communication skills and product knowledge to pitch to new and prospective clients. Commercial awareness and good business sense are essential as you identify, qualify and speak with business opportunities, as well as tracking your leads daily. Building business relationships with clients will also be essential.

What do I need?

It's 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:

  • To be educated to degree level in any subject
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Drive, tenacity and confidence
  • Commercial awareness
  • An interest in the world of business and marketing
  • Presentation skills
  • Initiative and a proactive attitude to driving new business
  • A driving licence
  • 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 of our business here at Pareto. A successful BDE can look forward to:

  • Commission-based pay, with starting salaries of £19K+.
  • 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 Sales Manager
  • The likes of a company car, company phone and travel opportunities, depending on location and experience


Why Work at Pareto?

We not only offer a competitive package, great career prospects and the training needed to achieve success, but at Pareto, we also think of ourselves as a friendly bunch with a fresh, unique approach to business.

Guaranteeing a working environment unlike any other, our very sociable calendar includes regular team building events, company holidays, nights out and ‘Director’s Drinks’, while our legendary themed incentive days. When it comes to celebrating success, our teams will tell you that they have recently enjoyed incentives including super car experiences, trips to Las Vegsa, Dubai, Majorca and even skiing in Courchevel. We also enjoy regular social events from murder mystery nights to Gala dinners. Discover more about our company culture here

No previous experience? Don’t worry. As a leading sales training company Pareto can provide you with all the skills needed to be successful in your role. You will spend the first few weeks of your career learning the skills of the job.  During this intensive training programme you will learn everything you need to know about the business from who is who to how to sell our products. The training is followed by regular workshops, additional training and of course consistent support, coaching and mentoring to help you grow and develop in your role.

In addition, you get: 

  • Highly competitive salary packages with lucrative bonus and commission schemes
  • Full Training
  • Structured Induction Programme
  • Car (where required)
  • Career Progression
  • Great Incentives

Read more about our package offering as a part of Pareto. 

Apply Now to Avoid Disappointment.

Pareto is part of Randstad the world’s 2nd largest recruitment group and are an equal opportunities employer, all candidates will be assessed on their own merits.

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