Business Development Executive

Business Development Executive

37.5 hours a week

Up to £20,000 per annum 

The Skills Network is currently looking to recruit a Business Development Executive due to increased growth within the Education Technology department. This is a permanent position with an immediate start available. This critical role is responsible for generating new business to ensure the sales revenue target is achieved. The successful candidate will be an integral part of delivering personal and team sales targets for the Education Sales Team, maximising existing relationships and the growth of new customer base.

The Role:

• Establishing contacts and develop relationships with prospects in the Education Sector to drive new sales
• Meet or exceed KPI targets set to enable the company to meet sales targets
• Ensure new business opportunities are developed through effective sales strategies, including but not limited to digital marketing, social media campaigning, Events, Self-lead generation and other initiatives
• Host frequent webinars and online meetings to showcase The Skills Networks E-Learning products
• Generation of own appointments
• To maintain up-to-date and accurate contact records utilizing the company CRM system
• Visit clients and attend meetings to evaluate needs and promote products and services, presenting the products when required
• Maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance
• Engage with the Marketing Teams in supporting sales activity to drive lead generation
• Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by line management from time to time

The Candidate:
• Self-motivated who can work under own initiative.
• Have a proven track record in successfully meeting and exceeding targets in a sales environment
• Must be well organized, presentable, professional and able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy
• Previous experience in sales is essential
• Accurate forecasting and pipeline management
• Track record of being a high performer
• Energetic and enthusiastic self-starter
• Structured and organised approach

Knowledge and experience:

• Excellent presentation skills
• Confident communication skills is essential
• Understanding of the sales process and dynamics
• Excellent numerical and written skills
• Able to use word, excel, outlook to a high standard
• Driving License
• A proven track record of working towards and exceeding targets
• Excellent sales skills
• Willingness to adapt and respond to the changing and varied needs of the business.


• Excellent CPD opportunities
• Perbox subscription
• Eye care voucher
• Upto 20,000 per annum