Business Development Executive

£25,000 (OTE £32,000)
London, Shoreditch


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).

If you’re looking for Business Development graduate jobs in London and want to join an award-winning recruitment agency whose clients include Virgin, PepsiCo, Mitsubishi and News UK, you're in luck! The Give A Grad A Go team is growing – and we’re looking for a Business Development Executive to join us.

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining the hard-working, dynamic and sociable Give A Grad A Go team. We have clients ranging from fast-growing tech startups to huge multinationals and work across many different sectors, including Technology & Digital, Marketing & Advertising, Banking & Finance and FinTech. Following a record-breaking year, we’re growing quickly – and we are seeking a Business Development Executive to come on board our team.

Job description

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining an existing team of 2, working to identify, contact and convert potential clients into new business. Day to day, your role will involve managing the entire sales cycle, from lead to close – so you’ll be contacting businesses via phone and email, negotiating terms and fees, and playing a role in ongoing relationship management, ensuring that new clients receive the very best level of service. You will need to be a good negotiator with exceptional people skills – as your role will see you liaising with a range of potential new clients, then supporting them throughout their journey.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Identifying new businesses leads and researching industry sectors for new potential clients
  • Calling, emailing and converting outbound and inbound leads into new clients
  • Negotiating terms and fees over the phone and email
  • Contributing to marketing ideas and strategies
  • Attending conferences and exhibitions to help promote the brand
  • Ongoing relationship management - ensuring new clients are receiving a high level of service
  • Ultimately helping to increase the number of businesses that are using the Give A Grad A Go service

Job requirements

  • A 2.1 from a top university
  • A tenacious work ethic with a determination to succeed
  • The ability to instantly build a great rapport either over the phone or in person
  • Excellent written communication
  • A positive mind set & self-motivation
  • Excellent time management skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • This is a sales role, so you'll need to be competitive, money driven and target motivated

Benefits of the job

  • A great starting salary of 25,000 (OTE 32,000)
  • Lucrative financial rewards – you can start earning bonuses from day one and bonuses are paid out on a quarterly basis
  • A healthy team is a happy team – you’ll get access to our private medical insurance scheme after 6 months, and we have lots of fresh fruit delivered to the office each week
  • We finish early on Fridays – which makes your weekend feel that bit longer
  • We go on plenty of team nights out
  • You won’t have to stash your holidays here – we close between Christmas and New Year, and those days don't come out of your holiday allowance
  • We take your personal and professional development seriously – thanks to monthly and quarterly reviews we help you to put together your own plan for how you would like to progress within the business
  • You’ll have access to some great in-house and external training

Looking for Business Development graduate jobs in London? If you’re a target orientated individual and good at sales, then join our growing team and apply for this Business Development Executive job in London today!

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