Business Development Specialist Job Description

A business development specialist is usually responsible for driving business to the company they work for.

A business development specialist is usually responsible for listening, identifying, qualifying, and closing opportunities.

A business development specialist identifies and develops new business opportunities.

They typically start by researching and exploring potential business opportunities, and then making contact with potential customers.

A business development specialist typically opens and maintains accounts with companies that they work, or are looking to work, with.

They are responsible for negotiating contracts, making arrangements for deliveries, and for ensuring that customer needs are met.

They are also expected to keep accurate records of customer orders by recording customer contacts and orders.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Business Development Specialist who is passionate about generating new business opportunities and developing long-lasting relationships with clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in sales and marketing, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record of success in Business Development. If you are a motivated self-starter with a passion for sales and marketing, we want to hear from you!

Business Development Specialist Duties:

  • Develop relationships and communicate with portfolio owners, tenants, and outside partners to maintain communications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other leasing and sales personnel to augment current efforts
  • Evaluate the markets and competition within the region
  • Develop strategies for new acquisitions and renewals
  • Provide leadership and guidance to existing leasing and sales personnel
  • Attend to and represent the organization at various meetings, events, and conferences
  • Participate in community and charity events
  • Support other team positions as needed

Business Development Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement business strategies to attract new clients, retain current ones, and increase profitability
  • Prepare sales forecasts, perform market share analysis, and prepare sales presentations
  • Implement marketing strategies including social media, email campaigns, and SEO
  • Work with sales team to qualify leads, transfer qualified leads to Account Executives, and close sales
  • Research and analyze competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, and update sales materials accordingly
  • Conduct sales calls, conduct presentations, and meet with clients
  • Conduct and document quality assurance and safety inspections throughout sales process, assuring working environment is maintained at acceptable levels, and tools and equipment are in good working condition
  • Review project proposals and bid documents, and negotiate contract terms
  • Train and supervise junior sales team members
  • Assist with onboarding of new team members
  • Coordinate with company’s primary accounting department for invoicing
  • Maintain and update CRM records

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
  • 2+ years of sales experience in business-to-business environment
  • Ability to generate new leads through research, networking, and cold calls
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and adaptable with proven ability to meet deadlines

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company. We are committed to building a team that is diverse and inclusive of people from all backgrounds and experiences. We encourage applications from all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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