How to become a Business Development Manager


Considering a career as a Business Development Manager?

Business Development Manager will be focussing on seeking new opportunitite sto collaborate with other organisations, by fostering and developing relationships with customers, suppliers and other partners. You may also improve profitability through careful strategic planning and positioning the organisation, or to enhance their operation or reputation in some way.

Where can a career as a Business Development Manager take you?

Business Development Executive £26000 2 years
Business Development Manager £35,000 4 years
Head of Business Development £43000 5+ years

Are you the perfect candidate?

Skills and traits

  • Tenacity to seek new business and meet or exceed targets
  • An excellent telephone manner for making initial contact and for ongoing communication with customers
  • Self motivated and able to set your own goals
  • Strong negotiation skills and understand the power of persuasion

Qualifications and experience

  • Employers often look for candidates who have GCSE’s (A*-C) in Mathematics, English and IT
  • A degree in any field that is related to business development such as Marketing, Business Management etc.
  • Setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve an organisation
  • Creating reports and presenting findings to senior management to help steer the direction of the next campaigns

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