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, Business Development Manager Jobs are designed to increase the overall profitability of the organisation.

Otherwise known as Sales Development Representative jobs, there's increasing importance placed on sales intelligence and qualifying inbound leads in boardrooms irrespective of industry and company size.

New Business Development Manager Job duties:

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 

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 to £80,000. In terms of working hours, the regular 9-5:30pm office hours tend to apply, however, more hours may be required when deadlines approach.

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