What does a Business Development Associate do?

A Business Development Representative works as the tip of the spear producing and driving business for a company. Developers are in charge of generating new client business through networking and follow up on recommendations. Often they design and implement strategies for the client utilizing their companies assets to accommodate both parties best. Advancement to Business Officer is a common transition with the opportunity to advance further to Business Executive later down the road.

A Business Development Representative will usually have a degree from an accredited college in business or a related field. Most universities and colleges have well-defined business programs. Advanced education in business is preferred for positions with more seniority. The job relies heavily on the ability to communicate over the phone and in person. Having strong communication, solid interpersonal skills plus a willingness to travel is a must in this field.

  • Analyse market reports to determine where to seek out new business
  • Establish contact with new business opportunities via carious means
  • Create proposals for existing customers to better help them with their business while utilizing company products
  • Maintain positive growth in your market area
  • Work to convert losses into wins to the best of your ability
  • Get on front of potential problems in order to minimize potential loss
  • Travel to destinations to best facilitate business growth
  • Utilize senior staff for training and guidance
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, finance, accounting or related field (preferred)
  • 2+ years in a lead generations field
  • A valid Passport
  • Excellent interpersonal capability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize different projects and stay on schedule
  • An understanding of how to interpret P&L, Earnings, and Inventory reports
  • A familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to travel domestically with occasional international travel

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Time Management
Written Communication

Business Development Associate Seniority Levels

Business Development Associate
Business Development Manager
62% made the transition
Business Developer
12% made the transition
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Business Development Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

€36,667 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €37K
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