Business development managers find new customers, and persuade existing ones to buy extra services.
There will be
5% more Business development manager jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll work in a variety of businesses across the public and private sectors, or for charities.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
There are no set entry requirements, but employers may ask for:
A business-related degree could help you get onto some companies’ graduate training programmes.
You could also:
Starter salary: £25,000
Experienced salary: £30,000 to £50,000
There are often extra benefits like a company car or private health care.
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work standard office hours, Monday to Friday, although you may need to work longer hours to meet deadlines.
Hours may also be longer when off-site at customers’ premises or at conferences.
Travel is often required and you’ll usually need a driving licence. You may be provided with a company car.
Standard business dress will be expected.
With experience, you could progress to senior development manager, business development executive or marketing director.
You could also use your skills in sales, marketing and project management to move into other areas of business.
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