Business Development & Sales Jobs

As high-level sales professionals, Business Development and Sales Executives are tasked with helping businesses grow by securing new customers, and diversifying clientele. If you’re looking for a new role in Business Development, Salt’s sales specialists will help you find your perfect position.

Jobs: Business Development & Sales Jobs

Job Industry: Business Development & Sales Jobs

Overview My client is a leading data platform, a revolutionary, fast and intuitive way for people and organizations to find and connect with the relevant expertise needed to drive their…

Europe

Permanent

bonus

Overview My client is reputable European Payments Provider that has been enjoying sustained growth within its operating markets. Due to this success, they are looking to further expand into new…

Europe

Permanent

Overview My client is reputable European Payments Provider that has been enjoying sustained growth within its operating markets. Due to this success, they are looking to further expand into new…

Europe

Permanent

Enterprise Sales - LegalTech SaaS Platform - London The Company In an age of disruption, finding greenfield opportunities in fast-growing SaaS businesses can be rare. This organisation can truly say…

Greater London

Permanent

£70000 - £80000 per annum + double OTE

Picture this: A unicorn status FinTech (company valuation of £1bn) are growing out their Business Development team in the European London HQ. One of the fastest growing FinTech start-ups in…

Greater London

Permanent

£70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

Account Executive - Marketing Technology The Company An UK-based exciting SaaS business whose innovative marketing technology solutions are disrupting the market which is undergoing significant digital transformation. Many bright minds…

Greater London

Permanent

£60000 - £75000 per annum + double OTE

International Graduate Sales Executive, £22,000 plus £15,000 Bonus, Central London The Company: A unique networking and event business in rapidly growth are looking to add graduate talent to their already…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £22000.00 per annum + On Target Earnings- £15,000

Associate Delegate Relations Manager role, £20,500 plus £15,000 Bonus, Central London The Company: Due to rapid growth A FTSE 100 company specialising in business intelligence and events are now looking…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £20572.50 per annum + On Target Earnings- £15,000

Graduate Sales Executive, £24,000, Central London The Company A global Media and Business Information company are now in rapid growth and looking to hire multiple graduates for their Travel and…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £24000.00 per annum + On Target Earnings- £15,000

Graduate Sales Executive, £24,000, Central London The Company; A global Media and Business Information company are now in rapid growth and looking to hire multiple graduates for the Aerospace and…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £24000.00 per annum + On Target Earning £15,000

Graduate Sales Executive, £24,000, Central London The Company A global Media and Business Information company are now in rapid growth and looking to hire multiple graduates for Academic and Education.…

Greater London

Permanent

Up to £24000.00 per annum + £15,000 On Target Earnings

My client is a pioneering peer-to-peer currency exchange platform - having acquired over 400,000 customers since their launch in 2014, they are now looking to integrate their API within the…

Greater London

Permanent

£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + double OTE + bonus

What is Business Development?

Business Development is essentially what the job title suggests. Professionals in this field help businesses develop by finding them new customers and clients, and securing new sales and partnerships. Business Development professionals usually work in offices, though their work often takes them to conferences and meetings for networking, which can be crucial to aiding business expansion.

Since Business Development roles are integral to business success, they often work to their own schedule, answering only to the company higher-ups. They will likely have sales quotas to meet to help guide their work, with emphasis also placed on maintaining good relationships with current customers.

Salary information and career progression

Please add Sale Development Representative (SDR)£30,000 - £45,000 + bonus
Inside Sales Executive£30,000 - £35,000 + 15k bonus is usual
Account Executive£40,000 - £50,000 base, Double OTE
Enterprise Sales Executive£80,000 - £90,000 base Double OTE
Sales Director£90,000 - £100,000 base, Double OTE
VP Sales£120,000 - £150,000 base Double OTE

Opportunity

Employer demand for Business Development and Sales Executives is high around the country, and there are plenty of roles available to fill.

  • Recent Changes in the Sector

    A recent major change to the Business Development and Sales sector is a move away from commission-based salaries. This is because customers have become distrustful of salespeople who may only be encouraging them to make purchases for the commission. This change means Sales professionals can build more genuine relationships with customers based on what they really need, as well as begin to make the transition to consultancy based roles.

  • Future Prospects

    Business Development Executives are already very senior, but Sales departments usually have rigorous promotion structures. In Sales, you will always have the chance to be promoted if you deliver the right results.

  • Salt’s advice for getting a role in Business Development & Sales Role

    Employers’ requirements

    Most employers expect a lot from Business Development and Sales Executives. You will need to demonstrate that you can maintain current customer relationships whilst establishing new ones, and even advise on future product developments. You’ll also need to know about collecting customer data and market information.

    CV requirements

    Above everything it is important for candidates to have communication skills and the ability sell services and products, even if they are complicated. It can also be useful to know foreign languages, as businesses increasingly market to global customers.

    Interview preparation

    Personality plays a huge role in Business Development and Sales, so interviewers will be looking to find out as much as they can about what you are like as a person. Questions you may be asked include:

    1. Which is more important: happy customers or meeting your targets?
    2. What is this company’s target market?
    3. What is your least favourite part of the sales process?
    4. How would former clients describe you?
    5. What could our company could do better with, sales-wise?

    Educational requirements

    In most cases, employers will value personality, communication skills and commercial awareness over academic qualifications. A degree in business, marketing or technology can be useful, though, especially if you want to enter a graduate scheme.

Top Tip

"When going for roles it’s important to get an understanding of the targets, average deal size and sales cycle which will ensure you have a better idea of how achievable your target is."

— Emma Lowman, Practice Lead

Speak with Emma Lowman about Business Development & Sales Jobs

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