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Business Development Associate

Are you a humanities graduate looking for the next step up in your sales career in a fast paced and progressive organisation?

This is a new role within a small sales team and will be responsible for promoting our client's products and services across the UK and EMEA region as well as maintaining the strong base of existing business whilst developing new relationships and customers.

This role would particularly suit a candidate with a passion and genuine interest within the humanities sector due to the product that is being sold and relationships needed to be built, and so there is a strong desire for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the humanities such as History, Politics, Human Society, Art or Culture. The ideal candidate must also be able to demonstrate a passion and desire to build a career in sales, selling to librarians for example, and travelling around the UK and Europe.

Description

Business Development Associate - Wiltshire (SN8) – Salary £25,000 + Bonus – Ref: 20985

Business Development Associate

Are you a humanities graduate looking for the next step up in your sales career in a fast paced and progressive organisation?

This is a new role within a small sales team and will be responsible for promoting our client’s products and services across the UK and EMEA region as well as maintaining the strong base of existing business whilst developing new relationships and customers.

This role would particularly suit a candidate with a passion and genuine interest within the humanities sector due to the product that is being sold and relationships needed to be built, and so there is a strong desire for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the humanities such as History, Politics, Human Society, Art or Culture. The ideal candidate must also be able to demonstrate a passion and desire to build  a career in sales, selling to librarians for example, and travelling around the UK and Europe.   

Business Development Associate Responsibilities

The Business Development Associate will work within the wider EMEA sales team, as both an account manager for their own customers as well as supporting the team on key accounts through customer follow-up and campaigns.

As the Business Development Associate some of your duties will include:

  • Maintaining relationships with existing customers
  • Promoting new platforms
  • Identifying selling opportunities
  • Developing new customers
  • Executing sales plans
  • Researching new markets
  • Attending events and conferences
  • Reporting

This role will be UK, desk-based prospecting as well as travelling to customers and conferences in the EMEA region when covid restrictions lift and so the ideal person must be UK based and happy to travel as required which will potentially equate to 12 weeks in each year away on business.

Business Development Associate Experience

This role will suit someone with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the humanities and someone who can confidently speak with experts in their field about their research and teaching. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate, or quickly learn, consultative selling skills and enjoy building relationships and providing an excellent and efficient service to customers. Due to the nature of this business, the sales process can be lengthy and involve multiple key stakeholders and so the ideal person must possess the skills to manage expectations and have strong prioritisation, communication, and organisational skills. The ability to speak European languages would be advantageous but not essential.

Strong networking skills and the ability to identify new business opportunities will be essential as well as strong account management skills with external stakeholders. The Business Development Associate will enjoy working as part of a team and independently to achieve and exceed sales targets. They will enjoy working in a buzzy, dynamic and vibrant organisation that is continually growing. This is a varied and fun role and a great opportunity to kickstart or progress your sales career.

Business Development Associate Rewards

As Business Development Associate you will receive the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual salary review
  • Bonus
  • Mobile phone allowance for using personal phone for business use
  • Pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric car allowance scheme
  • EAP
  • Yoga and Pilates and corporate massages

Location

Based in Wiltshire, SN8, in lovely modern office space with onsite parking available.

Flexible working with 2 days a week in the office and the rest working remotely. If away travelling this will be classed as an office day. 

The Company

Our client is a rapidly growing, global and award-winning organisation.

Allen Associates is a leading recruitment company with offices in Oxfordshire and West London, recruiting for Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and PA/Administrative roles. Allen Associates operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on current vacancies please visit www.allen-associates.co.uk and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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