Business Development Specialist

Asfour Crystal - Cairo, Egypt

32
Applicants for
1 open position
16
Seen
2
Shortlisted
11
Rejected
Experience Needed:
More than 2 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
Negotiable
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree at least
Languages:
English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Vacancies:
1 open position
Travel Frequency:
Up to 50% travel
About the Job
  • Prospect for new clients by networking, cold calling, advertising or other means of generating interest from potential clients.
  • Plan persuasive approaches and pitches that will convince potential clients to do business with the company.
  • Develop a rapport with new clients, and set targets for sales and provide support that will continually improve the relationship.
  • Grow and retain existing accounts by presenting new solutions and services to clients.

The main duties of the Business Development Specialists can be summarized as follows:

New Business Development

  • Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business.
  • Cold call as appropriate within your market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities.
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals.
  • Plan approaches and pitches.
  • Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solution/service.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion.
  • Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately.
  • Present an image that mirrors that of the client.

Client Retention

  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.

Business Development Planning

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiation.

Management and Research

  • Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system.
  • Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the team. (New customers / Developed customers)
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets.
  • Work with marketing staff to ensure that prerequisites (like per-qualification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a timely manner.
  • Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
  • Present business development training and mentoring to business developers and other internal staff.
  • Research and develop a thorough understanding of the company’s people and capabilities.
  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continual to enhance the company’s performance.
Job Requirements
  • BSc/BA in business administration, Sales and Marketing are a plus, Economics is desirable.
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Internship in customer support, Sales or Marketing are a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Statistical analysis tool such as: (SPSS or Minitab).
  • Proficiency in English, Spanish and French is a plus, Chinese is very desirable.
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Willing to work under pressure and adapt to company’s culture.
  • Global Mind-set.
  • Deep Marketing knowledge
About this Company

ASFOUR Crystal is a globally recognized name that is synonymous with unique quality and decades of dedication. Once voiced, the words ASFOUR Crystal bring to mind images of precision cuts, unmatched clarity and luminous, colourful sparkle. With more than 50 years of experience... (More)

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