Business Development Executive

£25,000 - £30,000


William Spilsbury

I work as a Senior Recruitment Consultant within a team who specialise in Banking & Finance and Property & Retail graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients ranging from startups to more established companies. We focus on anything from operations jobs within cool tech companies to client services jobs at established FinTech businesses.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

Looking for sales graduate jobs in Hertfordshire, and want to work for one of the country’s leading media and marketing services groups? If you’re interested in receiving big performance-based bonuses, plus your own company car, apply for this new Business Development Executive job now!

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining a specialist communications and packaging agency who are part of one of the country’s biggest media groups. Based in Hertfordshire, but with several global offices, they offer a range of unrivalled media products and services that include packaging & packaging management, marketing communications, print production & management and photography. With several awards and 30 years of industry experience under their belt, their impressive client portfolio includes the likes of Boots, B&Q, Estee Lauder, NHS and Hasbro.

Job description

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be responsible for proactively sourcing, developing and closing new business opportunities across local and UK businesses. On a day to day basis, this will involve generating new leads, using a consultative sell to provide the best fit for clients, and converting these leads into new business. You will need to be highly self-motivated, knowledgeable and confident, as you will be tasked with selling a range of products and services to an array of different clients, as well as meeting and exceeding challenging targets.

Key responsibilities

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Generating and sourcing new leads, business sales, and revenue retention
  • Taking complete ownership of every aspect of the sales lifecycle in order to consistently exceed targets
  • Undertaking research on new industries and clients
  • Attending client meetings and delivering presentations
  • Demonstrating excellent knowledge of the clients’ media products, and using a consultative sell in order to provide the best fit for clients

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 from a university
  • A desire to build a career within a fast-paced and highly rewarding media sales environment
  • Knowledge of digital print, design or photography would be an advantage within this role
  • Ideally, some relevant experience working within a sales environment, including a proven track record in client relationship management and B2B new business sales
  • A highly enthusiastic and ambitious demeanour with exceptional communication skills
  • Someone who loves working in a target-driven environment

What else is on offer?

  • A highly competitive starting salary of between 25,000 - 30,000, plus generous performance-based bonuses
  • A company car (VW Polo or equivalent)
  • The opportunity to work for a well-established organisation
  • Genuine scope for career progression and professional development
  • The opportunity to join a highly supportive and rewarding environment

Looking for sales jobs in Hertfordshire and want to work for a leading media group? If you’re a self-motivated graduate with an interest in design and packaging, apply for this Business Development Executive job in Hertfordshire today!

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