Business Development Associate

Job Location: Washington DC Metro Area

Experience: 5-6 yr    Team: Consulting

What you will do As a business development associate, you’ll be responsible for building up a business through gaining new customers and accounts. Your exact level of responsibility may vary widely, according to your experience and seniority. However, that said, your routine work is likely to include:

Required Skills:

  • Good business sense
  • Understanding of market and competitors’ products
  • Good communications skills, both writing and verbally
  • To be self-motivated but able to work as part of a team
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Good negotiation skills and persuasiveness
  • Confidence presenting to large groups of people
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • To be an effective leader
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information
  • A smart appearance and professional manner
  • To enjoy networking and meeting new people.
  • Good Knowledge of online market

Responsibilities:

  • Forging and maintaining strong relationships with key contacts in existing and new clients
  • Developing opportunities to cross-sell products to existing clients
  • Tender writing and submissions
  • Maintaining an accurate and ongoing sales pipeline
  • Strategic brainstorming and implementation of new business development initiatives
  • Developing and leveraging the company’s branding and professional profile
  • Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings
  • Planning and preparing presentations
  • Establishing and maintaining working relationships
  • Communicating new product developments to prospective clients
  • Setting up call centre support teams and claims handlers
  • Overseeing the development of marketing literature
  • Administering accounts and writing reports
  • Providing management with market feedback.
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