What does a Business Development Associate do?

Business development associates help companies seeking to boost their growth and sales by conducting market research, developing business strategies, building client relationships, and identifying new business opportunities. They strive to attract new clients and build solid relationships while maintaining existing relationships. As experts in a company's vision and its mission, they seek to accomplish set goals and objectives by cultivating strong relationships with new clients and maintaining existing client relationships.

Business development associates conduct market research to identify potential new clients, and work closely with staff across all departments to implement agreed-upon growth strategies. They develop and implement sales strategies, client service and retention plans, and analyze sales data to inform or update the company’s marketing strategies. They draft business plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference material, and other outreach documents if needed and identify new business opportunities and partners through their research. Business development associates need a minimum bachelor's degree in business management, marketing, related fields, and one-to-two years of relevant work experience in business development or related fields.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
29%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
6%
8+
12%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Prospects
CRM
Time Management
Negotiation
Powerpoint
Written Communication

Business Development Associate Seniority Levels

L2
Business Development Associate
$54,199/yr
Business Development Manager
62% made the transition
Business Developer
12% made the transition
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Business Development Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,199 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$36K
Median: $54K
$82K
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