Career outlook for business development manager
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Attracting new business or clients is essential for growing a successful company. From sourcing new clients and developing relationships, to generating business interest through advertising, calls potential clients, and networking.
As a business development manager, you’d need first-class communication skills to identify opportunities to grow the business, pitch to new clients and maintain good relationships with new and existing contacts.
What you’ll do
- Identify new leads and business opportunities
- Contact potential clients by email, cold calling or face to face to establish relationships
- Research the needs of other companies and identify how your product or service could fit with those needs
- Establish and maintain relationships with current clients
- Pitch and present to current and potential clients
- Negotiate (and renegotiate)
- Fully understand the company's product or service and their position in the market
- Keep up to date with competitors in the industry
- Attend conferences, meetings, and networking events
UK employment status
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- Building relationships
- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Taking initiative
- Time management
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