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Business Development Manager Job Description
Often the driving force of generating new sales leads for a company, business development managers are involved in prospecting potential new clients whilst maintaining current relationships and identifying possible up-sells.
Business development managers often work in teams, potentially managing business development executives and working under a business development director.
Visiting potential clients on a regular basis, business development managers will usually be expected to be flexible and travel to network and build relationships.
Business Development Manager Salaries
According to 2018 Glassdoor data the national average business development manager’s salary is £39,000 in the UK.
Salaries can range from £24,000 to £71,000 depending on experience, the type of industry you’re working in and the size of the deals you are generating.
A substantial part of business development manager’s income is usually based upon performance, so the top candidates can expect to increase their earning potential dramatically.
What Makes a Good Business Development Manager?
The top performing business development managers will usually be the ones with the best contacts and relationships in order to secure a deal: for this reason strong communication skills are a must.
The job role is a diverse one, where talented candidates will be multi-skilled and have strong time management abilities. From delivering pitches to organising a company’s sales pipelines, the best business development managers will need to be confident and have great business acumen.
Looking to Recruit a Business Development Manager?
As an established sales specific recruitment agency with over 10 years experience in recruiting high-calibre staff, Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment can manage your recruitment process for you to ensure you find a business development manager that really suits your business.
The Benefits of Recruiting with Aaron Wallis
- 12 Months Rebate
- Assigned Dedicated, Experienced Account Manager
- Psychometric Profiling
- Bespoke Interview Questions
- Fixed Price Recruitment Service
- Candidate Ability & Skills Testing
To place your sales vacancy with Aaron Wallis click to call: 01908 061400 or submit a vacancy now.
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