Business Development Executive Jobs

A business development executive, you will perform invaluable sales jobs to assist the business being represented to develop and grow. This type of sales activity will see the business development executive become a high-level sales professional and ultimately, move into business development manager roles.  

The more effective the business development executive becomes, the higher in demand they will be across an array of job sectors, including business-to-business, business-to-customer, and even non-profit organisations.

What's involved in Business Development Executive jobs

Most if not all new business development will involve: 

  • Analyse the businesses product portfolio and identify areas for future expansion
  • 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.

Key qualities and skills

You should focus on ‘plans for business’ and the all important sales line and how to achieve it.  To achieve this, business development executives require an excellent telephone manner to professionally handle new clients and communicate concisely with fellow employees and managers.  Tenacity, project organisation and the ability to think strategically are also key to developing marketing and sales plans that result in bottom line sales.

Salary and Working Hours

A business development executives salary can range anywhere from £22,000 to £37,500, depending on both your level of experience and working sector. 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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  1. Commercial Sales

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £22000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Sales

    Commercial Sales– Rutherglen, Glasgow
    Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an established client based in Rutherglen, Glasgow who are looking for a Commercial Sales team member to join their team on a full-time, permanent basis.
    This is an integral role within the business as you will be providing much ...

  2. Account Manager

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Sales

    Account Manager – (Remote working)
    Stafffinders are working in partnership with one of our well-established Marketing clients and searching for a talented Account Manager who thrives on building long-term client relationships.
    Are you highly motivated with proven success in acquiring new business, opening new doors, account management, nurturing relationships and ultimately ...