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Business Development Associate

Type: Permanent
Location: Belfast
Salary: £17K

On behalf of our client, a global service provider, we have a new opportunities for talented and driven Business Development Associate to join their dynamic sales team in Belfast.

This is opportunity would suit an ambitious Business Graduate with some commercial experience who is looking to develop a career in the international markets. As a Business Development Associate you will find this role offers a genuine career opportunity, development and educational assistance.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation which help to attract foreign direct investment and win Trade Deals for Northern Ireland, launching the marketing campaigns which have attracted top Multinational companies into Northern Ireland and for helping local SMEs create efficient sales processes, helping them to reach wider audiences and enter new global markets.

As a Business Development Associate, you will be responsible for identifying key opportunities across specific markets suitable for the type of investment the client requires. You will communicate with individuals and will manage the client relationship from the outset, ensuring you provide the bespoke service they require to the highest standard. This is a varied role and during busy spells, you may need to account manage a number of various contracts while ensuring deadlines are met. We need someone with top organisational skills but who is approachable and friendly for all the clients.

Applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • 6 months+ working in a corporate environment, preferably in sales or business development.

  • Market research experience.

  • Confident communicating with senior executives via phone and email.

  • Good understanding of English both written and verbal.

  • A valid UK work permit.

  • Business qualification or degree in any subject.

  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Desirable criteria include the following:

· Desirable Criteria:

  • Fluent or at a professional level in additional languages.

  • Experience using online market research platforms.

  • Experience working with clients.

  • Report writing for business use.

  • Experience using a CRM system.

As a Business Development Assoicate, the successful candidate can expect:

  • £17,000 starting salary with scheduled increments based on performance.

  • Annual £1,600 bonus based on performance

  • Medical Insurance, Pension Contribution on completion of 1 years’ service.

  • Education fund on completion of 1 years’ service

  • Extensive training programme relevant to the role, your future career and personal skills.

  • Opportunity to work with charities and lead with CSR activities.

  • Opportunities to develop yourself to help enhance your career.

  • Belfast City Centre office location.



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To apply for this role please email your cv in strictest confidence by clicking on the link.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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