Business Development Executive - Events

£25,000 (OTE £32,000 +)
Greater London, Crawley


Luke Owen Edmunds

I am a Recruitment Consultant, working primarily on graduate jobs in the medical and healthcare sectors, as well as with the odd FMCG client!

My area of expertise

Through my time at Give A Grad A Go so far, I have had the opportunity to work on many roles in a variety of sectors. But because of my scientific background I enjoy working on the graduate jobs that we have on in the MedTech and HealthTech sectors.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I initially used Give A Grad A Go to help me find a job. I got to the final stages of lots of jobs, but nothing was quite the right fit for me. When I came in to talk to some of the Consultants here, one of them suggested that I come and interview here! I hadn’t considered graduate jobs in recruitment before, but upon careful consideration I thought that it would be an excellent chance for me to develop myself, as well as help out graduates who are going through exactly what I was.

The worst job I've had

I wouldn't say that I have had any really terrible jobs thankfully! However there have certainly been some tough moments that have not been too much fun. The closest I have come to quitting is when I worked on a sheep farm in Australia. It was the middle of summer, about 40 degrees and we were working in the wool shed. The roof was corrugated iron and only made it hotter - after a few hours of hard physical work I had definitely had enough!

Looking for sales graduate jobs in Greater London, and want to kick-start your career at an established FMCG market research and insights company?

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining a company who have been providing market leading business information for over 150 years. From their origins in grocery, they have expanded across food and drink and into new sectors, including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Their activities now include category defining digital and print media, innovative business events and conferences, prestigious awards and informative conferences. They offer compelling research and powerful insights to our customers as well as providing recruitment and e-learning solutions within the FMCG sector.

Job description

In this Business Development Executive job, you will be joining the award-winning exhibitions department within the company. Your main responsibilities will be to work on a FMCG food and drink expo (the largest in the industry) which is a must-attend event for companies looking to promote their products to the whole spectrum of the UK food & drink market. You will be targeting businesses in the food & drink market, building strong and lasting relationships, and attending meetings to sell the event to companies.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Targeting the B2B market to build revenue and increase attendance at corporate events
  • Contacting and building relationships with high profile FMCG companies
  • Using warm and cold leads to build and maintain your pipeline
  • Increasingly attending meetings and events in person to build rapport
  • Reporting directly into the Commercial Director

Job requirements

  • Previous experience of B2B sales (media or exhibition sales preferable)
  • Relationship / rapport building by fostering and development of key client relationships
  • Charisma and aptitude for effective sales communication including strong negotiation skills
  • Advanced sales approach
  • Time management and administration

Benefits of the job

  • Competitive salary of up to 25,000
  • 25% commission + uncapped OTE
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • Group Income Protection Scheme

Looking for sales jobs in London, and want to join an established market research and insights company? If you’re an ambitious graduate with great communication and interpersonal skills, apply for this Graduate Business Development Executive job today!

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