Business Development Executive

English/Italian or Spanish Speaker • Location: Central London • Type of contract: Permanent, full-time • Start date: Mid-August/early September 2019


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The recruitment department of the French Chamber is acting as a recruitment agency for its over 530 member companies, one of which is currently looking for a Business Development Executive.

Our Client

Our client is the leader in the development and provision of solutions for the management and assignment of employees around the world.

Key Responsibilities

As a Business Development Executive, you will directly report to the Commercial Director.

  • Create the client portfolio (identifying leads from the website and other digital media sources)
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision-makers within the organisation
  • Set up and attend meetings with prospective clients
  • Plan approaches and pitches
  • Handle objections by clarifying and working through differences to a positive conclusion
  • Meet the agreed sales targets for new business
  • Work collaboratively with and contribute to the team and the overall business as required
  • Travel in the EMEA region for clients’ meetings


  • Ideally a graduate profile with 1 or 2 years of experience (including internships)
  • Previous experience of B2B sales and using a CRM system would be desirable
  • Fluent English and at least one other language (ideally Italian or Spanish)
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and simply both verbally and in writing
  • Consultative sales skills (long sales cycles processes)
  • Strong attention to detail, patience, and the ability to work comfortably with figures and numerical data
  • Spirit of initiative, willingness to be pro-active and ability to manage priorities
  • Outgoing and personable team player, with the personal presence to be credible in major multinationals, governments and businesses of all sizes and types
  • Right to work in the UK

Location: Central London
Salary: £28,000 + annual bonus based on performance
Type of contract: Permanent, full-time
Start date: Mid-August/early September 2019


Should you be interested in this role, please contact us by email or call us at +44 (0) 20 7092 6624.

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