Business Development Executive

London, Clerkenwell


Elise Bresler

I'm a Recruitment Consultant, so my role involves matching talented candidates with exciting companies looking to hire graduates.

My area of expertise

I work predominantly in the Creative & Design and Fashion sectors. In my time as a Consultant so far, I've had the opportunity to work with a number of great companies in these industries - including one of the largest beauty companies in the UK - helping them hire the very best junior talent.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I first heard about Give A Grad A Go through a friend, who recommended applying for graduate jobs through them. When I arrived to meet the team and discuss potential job opportunities, I was struck by how friendly and dedicated everyone was, and was completely drawn to the company culture. Although I had never considered it before, I knew that recruitment would play to my strengths as I love talking to people and finding out about their journeys. I also get the opportunity to work across a huge array of roles, which means that no day is ever the same!

The worst job I've had

Before this job, I worked at a corporate PR agency within the Real Estate sector. The company was very set in its ways, not sure if its something I would like to do again!

Searching for business development & sales graduate jobs in London? Want to join one of London’s most ground-breaking tech startups?

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining a pioneering London-based tech startup, who are on a mission to become the first vertically integrated florist software company. They offer a superior online flower-buying experience for their customers, all while developing their new software. Since launching in 2016, they have been voted in the top 100 UK startups two years in a row and as their business continues to grow acrpss the UK and US, they are looking for a Business Development Executive to join their team.

Job description

In this Business Development Executive job, you will be sourcing qualified prospects and actively converting leads into clients. You will need to be an empathetic storyteller who can passionately and effectively communicate the company vision to prospective clients. In this challenging and stimulating role, you will be a driving force of growth, and a vital component of their rapidly ever-growing team.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Prospecting new clients at high volume and velocity, both via phone and email, with the aim of exceeding expectations
  • Qualifying leads from both inbound inquiries and from your own search, conducting demos and converting leads into clients
  • Owning your own sales pipeline, from initial outreach, demos, and closing new business sales, to post-sale community on-boarding.
  • Researching and understanding key competitors in the international florist industry
  • Achieving monthly new florist acquisition targets
  • Working closely with the Sales Director to learn and develop market-leading sales techniques

Job requirements

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree from a good university
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills
  • A strong communicator, both written and over the phone
  • A proactive, confident and resilient approach
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Someone who is target orientated and driven
  • Experience in technology sales is desirable

Benefits of the job

  • A competitive basic salary of 25,000, plus generous commission
  • The opportunity for hands on training and support from an experienced Sales Director
  • Excellent scope for progression and professional development
  • Regular social outings
  • Staff discounts
  • Free coffee!
  • Beautiful offices – full of plans and flowers of course!

Looking for sales graduate jobs in London and want to help a tech startup expand their client portfolio? If you’re an ambitious and outgoing graduate with an interest in tech, apply for this Business Development Executive job in London today!

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