Business Developer

Business Developer responsibilities and duties 

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis. 

  • Identify potential clients in the target market and complete appropriate research on the prospective client’s business and equipment needs 
  • Develop relationships with prospective clients, while maintaining existing client relationships 
  • Partner with sales teams to create contract-winning proposals for current and prospective clients 
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and communicate terms to stakeholders 
  • Collaborate with design and production teams to ensure contracted product specifications are executed on time and as agreed 
  • Become a subject matter expert on our business products, processes and operations, and remain up-to-date on industry news 

Business Developer qualifications and skills 

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications, and technical skills. You may also have soft skills and personality traits that you expect from a successful candidate. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a related field 
  • Demonstrated achievement in B2B sales 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including facilitation of group presentations 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and industry-specific analysis software 
  • Basic understanding of the industry, with the ability to become a subject matter expert on the job 
  • Innovation and problem-solving skills that include the ability to develop and propose equipment-based solutions for clients

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