Business Development Executive

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Job Sector:
North West
Salary Description:
Up to �23,624 per annum (subject to experience)
TalentSpa Recuitment
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Business Development Executive

Location: Manchester City Centre

Salary: Up to �23,624 per annum (subject to experience)

About the company:

Our client is Manchester's inward investment agency and their role is to attract new investment and employment to Manchester city region. They drive the global business marketing of Manchester as a world-class location for business and deliver an extensive package of expert, free and confidential advice for potential investors.

The role of the Business Development Executive is to support the Business Development Managers by project managing new investment enquiries and aftercare provision, supporting on the delivery of MIDAS' core services to existing and potential investors in Greater Manchester and assisting MIDAS to meet annual inward investment targets from the MIDAS business plan.

Duties of the Business Development Executive:

* Support Business Development Managers by project managing the delivery of MIDAS services to new and existing investors to achieve annual targets for inward investment success and job creation.
* Daily management of web/telephone and email based enquiries, referring to relevant BDMs for project management direction.
* Undertake desk-based research to support proposition development and conduct lead generation activity.
* Provide after-care support to new investors as directed by the BDMs.
* Monitor FDI alerts and other relevant sources of data to identify new investment leads.
* Working with colleagues and partner organisations such as universities and GC partners, help in the development and delivery of existing and new services to clients that increase value of proposition and customer services levels.
* Develop personal knowledge of priority sectors, sector propositions, market trends to increase effectiveness in role.
* Support BDMs in general business development activity such as attendance at events, conferences, networking, client meetings, in-visits.
* Support BDMs in account management activity such attendance at meetings, maintaining records and management information on the CRM system.
* Support BDMs and Sales Analyst updating and maintaining CRM and providing management information reports when required.
* Adopt a collaborative and positive working style with all internal and external colleagues, clients and stakeholders.
* Provide support to additional programmes that may include ERDF programmes, UKTI initiatives and other corporate sponsorship activity.

Requirements of the Business Development Executive:

* Ideally educated to degree level
* A relevant business related qualification preferred.
* Capacity and aptitude to undertake research and collate information as required.
* Project Management experience/qualification
* Varied - good interpersonal/communication skills
* Experienced and confident in writing propositions/bids, creating presentations and writing external reports
* Experience of pro-actively generating leads
* An understanding of the sales process or experience within a sales or sales support role
* Knowledge of local and national grant regimes and business support available to companies
* Able to communicate and converse effectively with senior people in order to gain trust and confidence.
* Focused, output driven and able to meet deadlines on a regular basis.
* Personable, professional with high levels of probity and integrity.
* Ability to understand, demonstrate and apply GC values: Make a po

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