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Business Development Executive

Salary £26,000 - £27,000 (£45,000 OTE)
Location London, Shoreditch
Role Sales
Job Type Permanent
Size 20-50
Job overview
This is an exciting opportunity to join a revolutionary retail tech startup, whose leading SaaS product is used by global retailers. From day one, you will be responsible for expanding their global client portfolio, and ultimately driving business revenue. Apply today!

Looking for Graduate Sales jobs, Business Development roles and client-focused opportunities in London? Want to work for a scaling innovative retail tech start-up? Take a look at this new Graduate Business Development Executive opportunity in London!

Company profile - Tech Startup

In this Graduate Sales job, you will be joining an established and highly profitable retail tech startup, which has grown completely organically since its conception in 2014. Its SaaS software is used by a number of retail clients, across 55 countries, and in 25 languages. With huge clients such as Hugo Boss, M&S, BP, and Specsavers on their books, their cloud-based product helps to streamline store communications, task management, store reviews, and photo uploads – simplifying processes to save time and increase store performance.

This company has recently joined a global technology group that is the leader in cloud-based retail technology, meaning there is a vacancy open on their brilliant Business Development team at the heart of the business!

Job description - Business Development Executive

In this Graduate Business Development Executive job in London, you will be joining the core of the business in their fantastic Sales team, with the aim of growing the company's client base through targeted research and lead generation. You will be at the forefront of commercial efforts, supporting the Business Development Manager with the early stage of the sales cycle, where your hard work, grit, and hustle will have a direct impact on revenue!

You will need to be determined, motivated, and resilient, as you will have responsibility of ownership of all lead generation activities - researching, contacting, and engaging with prospective clients. You will be expected to take charge of your own lead generation campaigns, in order to introduce innovative solutions that add tangible value to clients.

Key responsibilities - Business Development Executive

In this Business Development job in London, your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out research into relevant markets and building up your own list of outbound relevant leads
  • You'll be working to create, update, and clean accurate data on the CRM sales system
  • Managing the lead pipeline/lead generation to ensure consistent prospective leads
  • Using LinkedIn and other online sources to identify prospects and develop opportunities and leads.
  • Developing your pitch structure – being able to uncover prospective clients needs and introduce an innovative solution that adds tangible value
  • Providing a consultative and personal approach to target and engage Senior Managers in large retailers, starting the journey to transform their retail operations
  • Booking in product demonstrations for the Sales & Marketing Executive and Managing Director
  • Enrolling onto an immersive Enterprise Sales Training Course to develop your skills!

Job requirements - Business Development Executive

  • A highly driven graduate, ideally with a minimum degree result of a 2.1
  • Previous’ experience in business development, recruitment or a B2B Sales-based role is highly beneficial, however, graduates who are motivated to pursue a career in sales and who haven't had sales experience yet are also welcome!
  • Strong research skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A passion for Retail or SaaS platforms
  • Growth mindset; not afraid to try new approaches, turning mistakes or failures into a learning opportunity
  • A self-motivated person who thrives in a start-up environment and actively seeks additional responsibility and autonomy
  • Someone who is highly target-driven and possesses a results-orientated work ethic

Benefits of the job - Business Development Executive

  • A great starting base salary of £26,000 - £27,000, with an OTE of £45,000
  • Fantastic progression available
  • The opportunity to join an innovative startup and make a real impact on their continued growth
  • Grow and develop in a fast-moving, collaborative organisation with rapid career progression
  • 25 days of holiday a year (plus bank holidays)
  • Training allowance, regular networking, and learning events
  • They have brought on an independent sales coach to help with training and development, you'll also be enrolled on an Enterprise Sales Training Course!
  • Regular team outings and socials

Looking for Business Development jobs and wanting to kick-start a career in Sales at a fast-growing retail tech platform? If you’re an ambitious graduate with excellent communication skills and previous sales experience, apply to this Graduate Business Development Executive role in London today!

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Rachel Forrest
Account Manager