Business Development Director

If the thought of sitting behind a desk all day gives you itchy feet, this could be the job for you. You will be required to spend a large amount of time visiting new and current clients, organizing group meetings and attending industry networking events.

As the driving force behind generating new sales leads and contacts, a successful business development manager is a highly-prized asset to any company.

You will be on the front lines of external innovation, identifying opportunities and new target business opportunities for your company. When you are dealing with a new business, the job requires a lot of creative thinking to spot new opportunities and to establish rapid growth within the new market place.

Potential jobs in this field

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Strategy Director

Potential Degrees Needed

  • Bachelor's Degree

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Types of things you'll do

  • Identify strategic opportunities for in-licensing, co-marketing and acquisitions
  • Develop growth strategies and plans
  • Manage and retain relationships with existing clients In-depth knowledge of business products and value proposition
  • Write business proposals
  • Negotiate with stakeholders


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