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

Sales Development Representative/German Speaking/London The Company An exciting global cyber security platform whose innovative technology solutions are disrupting the market. After successfully laying down a foundation in Europe, they are…

Greater London

Permanent

£30000.00 - £35000 per annum + + 17k OTE + Benefits

Salt are working with a cloud accounting software business who have secured $4m in Series A funding. In the last year, they have doubled in size to 100+ people across…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + commission

Enterprise Sales Executive - Cyber Security - Northern Germany The Company An exciting global cyber security platform whose innovative technology solutions are disrupting the market. Using artificial intelligence to transform…

Europe

Permanent

€90000.00 - €100000.00 per annum + Double OTE + benefits

Last month, our PropTech client announced $11m in Series A funding. They're set to completely disrupt the residential lettings market as we know it. Combining government deposit schemes with smart…

Scotland

Permanent

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + + commission

Last month, our PropTech client announced $11m in Series A funding. They're set to completely disrupt the residential lettings market as we know it. Combining government deposit schemes with smart…

Europe

Permanent

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Last month, our PropTech client announced $11m in Series A funding. They're set to completely disrupt the residential lettings market as we know it. Combining government deposit schemes with smart…

Greater-manchester

Permanent

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Last month, our PropTech client announced $11m in Series A funding. They're set to completely disrupt the residential lettings market as we know it. Combining government deposit schemes with smart…

West Midlands

Permanent

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + + commission

Ever wondered how companies get rid of bugs on their apps? My client do just that - when companies like Google, Facebook and Spotify need their apps tested globally, my…

Greater London

Permanent

£60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + OTE

Ever wondered how companies get rid of bugs on their apps? My client do just that - when companies like Google, Facebook and Spotify need their apps tested globally, my…

Greater London

Permanent

OTE

Account Executive + Account Manager - SaaS Applications for Procurement Paris Great opportunity to join a successful team selling a range of solutions to procurement professionals across France. I have…

Europe

Permanent

OTE + Benefits

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

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.

    One way the Account Management landscape is being altered is through increased use of software and tools allowing direct collaboration with clients. These tools also allow for a more proactive management approach in order to identify the priority needs for individual clients as well as planning campaigns months in advance in order to add value and ensure a transparent relationship with the client.  

  • 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 do better 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

Salt News


Introducing Michael Counter, Principal Consultant, Marketing, New York

12 June 19


My Universe is…  Marketing. My universe is… Brand & Design Agencies. Fun fact about me… United States Air Force veteran, trained contemporary dancer, & RYT-500 yoga teacher. At the weekend I love to… do back-to-back hot vinyasa yoga classes for a good detox. The best advice I’ve ever been given is… “It’s okay to make mistakes. More...


Read More

How to make a career change

12 April 19


Do you ever feel that you’re in the wrong industry? You’ve worked tirelessly to land your dream job, but only to uncover your dream job isn’t what you wanted? The good news? You’re not alone — many people do feel that way and have gone on to switch career paths. Yes, it might be frightening More...


Read More

Salt wins two awards at the HR Vendors of the Year 2019!

12 April 19


Last Thursday, Human Resources Online brought the prestigious recruitment industry awards to Malaysia to recognise and reward the region’s best recruitment professionals. This year’s awards gala dinner took place at Sofitel Damansara where HR solutions providers in Malaysia were acknowledged for their hard work. Over 170 recruiters attended the awards night on 28th November where 21 More...


Read More

We’re moving!

12 March 19


Happy Moving Day to our Singapore team! Our Singapore team will be moving into their new office location on Wednesday, December 4th. The new office will be located at 61 Robinson Road, #13-01 Robinson Centre, Singapore 068893. Our contact number will change to +65 6372 9440 while our email addresses remains the same. We will More...


Read More

Still not found the right role? Why not get in touch and we will help.

Or to save scrolling head back to the top.

×
UK

Upload your CV

Upload your CV and one of our consultants will be in touch with you as soon as possible.






Please let us know where you are, or where you would like to be in the world so we can point you in the right direction.

  • Click here to find out more about Salt's Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Cookie Consent×

Salt uses cookies to improve the user experience of our site. Cookies allow you to have a more enhanced journey through the site when searching for a specific job or location. Cookies are also used to help us understand how our site is being used. You can find out more about how Salt uses cookies here. By continuing to use the Salt site you are consenting to use our cookies.

OK