Trainee Business Development Executive

£18,000 - £20,000 + Bonus OTE £32K

Location: Blackburn

Job reference: 441478

Job Summary

This is a unique opportunity to join an established and rapidly growing Media Business who are looking for a Trainee Business Development Executive to join their exciting, quality driven brand. This is a new role within the organisation and you will be expected to forge a long term career within the business. Your role will be to focus on building their client base and driving revenue streams forward.

Role Responsibilities

Role Responsibility

  • Contact organisations allocated to you in their CRM to generate qualified pipeline for the Business Development team.
  • Most of your time will be working on lapsed customer accounts, finding a relevant hook for each organisation to help increase the chances of a positive response.
  • Calling lapsed customers and building interest
  • Maintain and keep in touch with lapsed clients who are not yet ready to move to business development.
  • Record all interactions with clients and add new organisations onto the CRM.
  • Where necessary update the CRM to improve the quality of information on potential leads by using LinkedIn to help source this information.
  • Occasionally attend conferences, exhibitions and events to network and generate leads

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will poses the following skills and attributes:

  • A strong team player capable of working with individual and team targets within a sales team environment
  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills
  • A strong work ethic, a determination to success and have a clear business acumen

Please be aware that this is initially a 3 month fixed term contract, with a view to go Permanent upon satisfactory completion of 3 months service. 0333 023 0045


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