Business Development Executive

Location Exeter
Discipline: Customer Service, Executive, Sales
Job type: Permanent: Full Time
Salary: Up to £30k + commission
Contact name: Ashley Heyworth

Contact email: careers@sarahwest.co.uk
Job ref: VR/116c
Published: 11 days ago

Salary – Circa £25-30k – OTE up to £45k (Negotiable d.o.e)

Looking to join an innovative and forward-thinking business? Our clients’ aim is to secure and unlock funding for innovative organisations that are motivated to drive business, people and the world forwards.

Our client has created a team of dedicated experts that understand what it takes to be successful within their industry. They are the experts in guiding, advising, and supporting their clients throughout the journey.

Our client is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth whereby they are looking to grow their sales team and looking to bring on a Business Development Executive. This role requires an enthusiastic, dynamic, and personable individual who can utilise their sales skills to help secure new and existing sales for the business. If you’re looking to join an exciting and growing company with a great reputation whilst wanting to further your sales career, then this may be the role for you.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Managing both existing sales pipeline and developing new business opportunities

  • Identify, contact and qualify decision-makers and opportunities in line with the business’ sale strategy

  • Formulating NDAs, proposals and presentations for new business clients

  • With guidance from the Business Development Manager, negotiate terms and convert proposals to sales after conducting value analysis

  • Remaining up to date on existing and potential legislation changes with the market

  • Working alongside the Marketing team to ensure the correct level of new opportunities are generated and successfully converted

  • Representing the business at Industry events; engage in networking and develop B2B partnerships

  • Preparing weekly/monthly/quarterly reports

  • Updating CRM data

  • Demonstrating professional and appropriate objection handling 

The skills we are looking for:

  • Able to demonstrate previous sales experience

  • Successful track record of B2B sales and full-cycle sales

  • Experience with CRM systems

  • Organised and attention to detail

  • Ability to deliver presentations to key clients and potential clients

  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve targets / KPIs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Preferred but not essential – sales courses or qualification

You’ll receive:

  • A competitive salary of £25-30k – OTE - £TBC (based on experience)

  • Hybrid working – 1-2 days a week in the Exeter HQ during onboarding

  • 20 days annual holiday plus public holidays

  • Day off on your birthday

  • Spectrum Life 24/7 Well-Being package

  • Regular team get-togethers

  • A supportive and collaborative culture

  • Clear route of progression and opportunities for your career

Interested? Apply now or call Ashley for more information