What does a Business Development Manager do?

Business development managers are hired to grow an existing business by finding new and relevant opportunities. They develop an attainable business development strategy often focused on financial gain for the company and arrange business development meetings with prospective clients.

Business development managers follow up with leads, establish relationships with potential new clients, and arrange appointments for sales executives. They research potential accounts within their targeted markets and pursue leads. They follow through with leads, looking for a successful agreement or arrangement. They have an understanding of their target markets, and collaborate with design and sales teams at organizations to ensure the requirements and protocol are met. They attend business meetings with prospective clients and promote the company's products and services while addressing or predicting clients’ current and future objectives. Business development managers need a minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management, finance, accounting, marketing, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Development Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£41,663 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £42K
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Business Development Manager Career Path

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Business Development Manager
30 Oct 2020

“It was really creative and innovative and i got the oppurtunity to travel and explore.”

Navigo (Australia)Navigo (Australia)
(Senior) Business Development Manager
24 May 2021

“half day Fridays means I have an afternoon to myself and that’s a rare and priceless benefit.”

Assistant Customer Development Manager
20 May 2021

“Poot career opportunities (Hr doea not really listens or comsiders which track employee is interested im)”

Razor GroupRazor Group
Venture Development Manager
12 Oct 2021

“possibility to grow as a person and career wise (I started as an intern)”

Business Development Manager
7 Jun 2021

“It is really fun getting to work with OBGYNs and having a great product portfolio to work with!”

Speakeasy (Georgia)Speakeasy (Georgia)
Senior Vice President Business Development
14 Jul 2020

“Speakeasy was established in 1973 and offers one of the best communication development experiences available in the marketplace”

Kreston ReevesKreston Reeves
Marketing & Business Development Supervisor
20 Sep 2019

“I have found everyone approachable and friendly and feel supported in both my work and personal life.”

Kibo Pay
Business Development Manager
24 Oct 2020

“The pay is great and there is no limit to the commissions I can make.”

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