We recruit for business development people for the UK's leading B2B businesses based in the south-east and east of England. Business development staff will often be tasked with developing a strategic sales plan to expand key accounts, drive commercial growth and ensure a high level of customer service.
Business development roles call for insightful, strategic thinkers with good interpersonal skills, who work well under pressure and have a good understanding of the businesses' products or services. Our job postings include some fantastic opportunities to join this sector, in exciting industries such as medical, FMCG, engineering and software. Business development people can expect to progress quickly in this fast-growing industry if sales performance targets are met, with great commission and bonus packages available for top-performers.
Basic salaries for business development roles can vary from £25,000 for graduate, entry-level roles, to £80,000 for business development managers, this can also vary depending on the head office location and industry.
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The South East is a large size region and the most populous within UK with a population of approximately 9.1m that accounts for 13.7% of the national total. The region is a fast growing and very prosperous area with the second largest regional economy in the UK (after London). The South East has a more varied economy than many other regions, with less reliance on the public sector and industries such as ICT, pharmaceuticals, biotech, healthcare, high tech engineering and aerospace that are thoroughly established within the region.
The area has a heavy concentration of internationally-significant engineering businesses, with a large number of aerospace and defence companies throughout the territory, particularly in large towns such as Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Chelmsford. The space industry is well developed and strong in the region, and there is a high propensity among businesses in the region to export.