Business Development Officer Job Description

What is a Business Development Officer?

A Business Development Officer is part of a team in the business development department in a corporation. Officers are in charge of driving business through guiding Business Development Representatives as well as producing their own business. They are also tasked with designing strategies for junior developers to implement. Advancement from Business Developer or Business Development Representative is a typical for this position.

A Business Development Officer 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 and a willingness to travel is a must in this field.

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Job Overview

Here at XYZ Inc., we are the leading company in our industry in the Capital City area. We're pleased to have a 3.8 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We are hiring an experienced Business Development Officer to help us keep growing. If you're dedicated and ambitious, XYZ Inc. is an excellent place to grow your career. Don't hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Business Development Officer

  • Analyze sales reports, and provide strategies to Trim overhead and increase profit
  • Identify new market opportunities via market research and initiate contact
  • Create proposals for existing clients to improve their business utilizing company services
  • Provide coaching and training to subordinate Business Developers
  • Generate sales presentations as well as assist junior developers with theirs
  • Maintain positive growth in your market area
  • Respond to all issues with prompt attention
  • Travel to destinations to best facilitate transactions or training

Qualifications for Business Development Officer

  • 5+ years experience working in a development role
  • 2+ years in a leadership role
  • A valid passport
  • Capability of prioritizing and delegating responsibilities
  • An understanding of how to interpret P&L, Earnings, and Inventory reports
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel in order to see clients, explore new markets and attend conventions
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • A familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite

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