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

Cyber Security Account Executive - Stockholm Your opportunity to join an Industry defining software solution that is shaping the technology age! Base: Stockholm €35,000 - €45,000 Per year OTE/Bonus: Double…

Greater London

Permanent

We are looking for a high-performing Business Development Manager to join a mainland European FinTech payments business to grow out their presence in the UK market in the Greater Manchester…

Greater-manchester

Permanent

£30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

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

Greater London

Permanent

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

Graduate Business Development Executive,Central London, £22,000 - £27,000 plus £15,000 OTE. The Company: Based in the heart of Canary Wharf in the second largest building in the UK, this unique…

Greater London

Permanent

£22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum

Our client is on a mission to eliminate fraud within the world of ecommerce with a backing of $100m. Since 2013, they have been innovating fraud detection technology through machine…

Greater London

Permanent

£70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus

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

A European payments FinTech are on the cusp of explosive growth. They received funding of €10m in 2018 to propel them into new European territories and are looking for a…

Europe

Permanent

€70000.00 - €80000.00 per annum + car, mobile, laptop, bonus

A European payments FinTech are on the cusp of explosive growth. They received funding of €10m in 2018 to propel them into new European territories and are looking for a…

West Midlands

Permanent

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + car, mobile, laptop

One of our partners, a leading business within the global payments eco-system is looking for a Sales Manager to join their team in the Germany region. From eCommerce to mobile…

Europe

Permanent

car + benefits

Enterprise Sales Executive - SaaS Platform - Germany The Company An exciting global SaaS business whose innovative technology solutions are disrupting the market. Using AI and machine learning technologies to…

Europe

Permanent

£120000.00 - £140000.00 per annum + double OTE

Cyber Security Account Executive Your opportunity to join an Industry defining software solution that is shaping the technology age! Base: Amsterdam €35,000 - €45,000 Per year OTE/Bonus: Expected double your…

Greater London

Permanent

£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

A European payments FinTech are on the cusp of explosive growth. They received funding of €10m in 2018 to propel them into new European territories and are looking for Field…

West Midlands

Permanent

£25000 - £35000 per annum + commission, car, phone, laptop

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, Business Development Manager

Speak with Emma Lowman about Business Development & Sales Jobs

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