Sales & Business Development Manager

United Kingdom
Up to £10,000
08 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time

The role will be based on commission only for the first 12 weeks, then a basic salary will be included, depending on experience.

You will have full flexibility in your working hours and you will be based anywhere in the UK, working from home.

Also, you will need your own laptop / Pc, a landline or mobile phone to make calls to potential customers, as the role is not office based for now.

Business Development professional responsibilities:

1. Identifying new sales leads
2. Pitching products and/or services
3. Maintaining fruitful relationships with existing customers

When it comes to generating leads, day-to-day duties typically include:

• Researching organizations and individuals online (especially on social media) to identify new leads and potential new markets
• Researching the needs of other companies and learning who makes decisions about purchasing
• Contacting potential clients via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings
• Planning and overseeing new marketing initiatives
• Attending conferences, meetings, and industry events

When it comes to the challenge of selling, other typical duties include:

• Preparing PowerPoint presentations and sales displays
• Contacting clients to inform them about new developments in the company’s products
• Developing quotes and proposals
• Negotiating and renegotiating by phone, email, and in person
• Developing sales goals for the team and ensuring they are met
• Training personnel and helping team members develop their skills

Business operating Sectors:

• Hospitality / Catering
• Logistics / industrial / driving
• Sales & Marketing
• IT & Technology
• Call Centre & Office Support

To keep healthy relationships with clients, this mostly requires socialization. So, from simple chats on the phone to lunches and events or conferences business development managers must be sure to keep their customers happy. Of course, as with all office jobs, documentation is also a big part of the work. Business development professionals are also obligated to write reports and provide feedback to upper management about what it is working and what it is not in the process.

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