Business Development Manager (Brand and Insight)

The role

The business development manager (brand and insight) will be responsible for helping grow the research business and strengthening our research project pipeline. Primary responsibilities will include finding new clients, securing meetings so the brand and insight team can pitch their research services and finding and creating opportunities for the team to submit research proposals. There will also be a requirement to support on research projects.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Researching organisations to find potential new clients
  • ‘Cold calling’ to arrange meetings at clients’ premises
  • Selling our research products and services to new and existing clients
  • Finding out what a potential client needs and briefing the brand and insight team so they can design a proposal
  • Maintaining a thorough and accurate contact database
  • Building and maintaining strong positive relationships with new and existing clients
  • Networking at events and conferences
  • Identifying new and compelling ways to sell our research products and services
  • Supporting the brand and insight team during busy periods by helping with project set-up, fieldwork, and co-writing presentations

Who we want

To grow our brand and insight business we are seeking a professional who is passionate about and committed to business development. Someone who is able to think fast and is not afraid to be continually challenged as they are exposed to new markets and new clients. Someone who is keen to make a difference. Importantly, we are looking for someone who recognizes and understands the value of research and is excited by the prospect of helping grow a part of our business that inspires and advances clients’ businesses.

Skills and experience

  • Sales and marketing experience, ideally with experience of selling research products and services
  • Experience of working to specific targets
  • Excellent IT and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent project management

The benefits

An excellent salary is accompanied by:

  • Performance related bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Healthcare (once probation is passed)

The business development manager will receive support and guidance from the head of insight and the wider senior management team.

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