A Business Development Officer is needed at Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls- A school dedicated to educating the total person – intellectual, spiritually, socially, physically and emotionally. Our ultimate aim is to create a new cadre of confident female leaders who are committed to making a positive difference.
15th December, 2017
Business Development Officer
-Here is an example of the business development officer job description, highlighting major duties, tasks, and responsibilities of individuals who work in that position.
-Establish a knowledge storehouse of clients, referrals, REPs, presentations, and prospects
-Participate in forums related to the industry; conferences and client discussions. In other words, act as a representative of the company
-Determine cross-selling opportunities among different offices.
-Analyze current and past expense budgets, sales, product deficiencies, and revenues. This enables him/her to provide recommendations for the company’s growth and resolution of problems
-Engage in market research in order to identify new opportunities for business
-Develop comprehensive knowledge about the business and its development practices, its marketing activities, prospective clients, and the trends for the industry
-Supervise database of client relationship management and utilize the result to manage customers and the mailing lists
Hire, guide and train business development staff and associates
-Explain to potential customers about the various benefits offered by company products or services; following them up so as to close the business deals
-Respond to queries and complaints from clients as regards the company’s products; this should be done in a timely fashion
-Develop business proposals for existing and new customers
-Develop innovative strategies for retaining clients; this includes undertaking interviews in order to get feedback and incorporate it into the growth plan
-Prepare annual budget (marketing) and track expenses relating to the budget
Business Development Officer Resume Preparation:
–The work experience section of the business development officer resume can be created by using information from the sample job description provided above.
–The job description highlights the needed duties, tasks, and responsibilities for the position that can be employed in making the work history section of the resume.
If you are aspiring to work as a business development officer, here are the skills and other attributes to development to improve your chances of being hired by employers:
Possess very good sales skills:
Analytical skills: Business development officers must be analytical thinkers with the ability to analyze new and prospective opportunities in business
Marketing skills: The officer in charge of business development should be able to pitch to clients on company’s new and available goods and services
IT/ computer skills: He/she must be able to use the computer and similar gadgets
Must be a notably pleasant character
Must be flexible and able multi task on the job
Educational qualification: Most companies require applicants to have at least a bachelor’s degree in any field related to business. Any experience of working in a related field or company would be of great benefit
Project skills: Ability to man project effectively with developed goals and procedures for its implementation
Possess problem solving skills
Networking skills: He/she should have the ability to build and maintain relationships and contacts in and outside the company
Must possess a good business sense
Ability to constantly generate new ideas for the company’s advancement and success
Planning skills: The officer should have the ability to plan for a project and follow it up to its completion
Possession of people skills: He/she should have the ability to effectively cope with colleagues and clients and move them towards accomplishing certain tasks and goals
Organizational skills: He/she must have the ability to stay put on assignments
Ability to work under pressure and still meet up with given deadlines
Possess effective communication skills to interact with diverse groups of people both in writing and in speaking without getting misunderstood
Good negotiation skills: The ability to dialogue with clients and arrive at a mutually beneficial outcome is important to the work of business development officers
He/she must be willing and able to pay attention to details