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Business Development Manager Jobs
The main function of a Business Development Manager is to generate new business for their organisation, whilst developing relationships with customers and other organisational stakeholders. Ultimately, the main aim for a business development manager is to increase the overall profitability of the organisation.
What does this position involve?
The main duties required of a business development manager are as follows:
- Analyse the businesses product portfolio and identify areas for future expansion- this may be in the form of a new product, new market or new customer segment.
- Actively build relationships with new clients and generate new sales leads.
- Provide the organisation with a long term, strategic plan that outlines future targets and how they will be met.
- Work alongside all departments within the organisation to ensure all staff members are on board with future organisational plans and are aware of expectations.
Skills and Traits required to become a Business Development Manager
Business development managers require excellent communication skills. Not only will they be working with new clients, they must also communicate with fellow employees and managers, rendering communication skills as essential. Tenacity, project organisation and the ability to think strategically are also key skills in this position. Furthermore, as business development can take place across a range of business sectors, candidates must be able to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new environments
Salary and Working Hours
A business development managers salary can range anywhere from £22,000 to £37,500, depending on both your level of experience and working sector. When fulfilling senior positions, business development managers can earn up t0 £80,000. In terms of working hours, the regular 9-5pm office hours tend to apply, however, more hours may be required when deadlines approach.
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