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Business Development Executive

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Business Development Executive

Salary £29,000

Newcastle or Durham (Hybrid Working)


An exciting opportunity has come up with a renowned business network organisation. They are looking for a Business Development Executive to work alongside the Engagement Manager.


  • Establishing viable new member opportunities by working strategically with and across a variety of data sets and outbound marketing channels (including email, social media, and cold calling).
  • Managing the service desk ensuring all member enquiries; inbound leads; and feedback are logged, handled, and processed effectively.
  • Develop and maintain an effective system to manage inbound sales/ new member leads and referral processes (internal and external)
  • Discover research leads / sales opportunities and initiate conversation to establish interest and suitability.
  • Set up quality appointments with probable leads, and work with Engagement Managers to communicate necessary information to ensure conversion.
  • Work closely with IT and marketing teams specifically to drive and develop methods to support lead generation / achieve KPIs.
  • Use CRM effectively to manage and track interactions and prospect information effectively.
  • Report regularly on lead generation including source, contact method and conversion (identifying opportunities for continuous improvement).



  • Proven track record in B2B business development role (or similar)
  • Experience working with B2B data sets (FAME or similar)
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills – both verbal and written
  • Proficient with CRM software and other IT Systems including Microsoft packages (ability to manage interactions, analyse and report)
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent including Math and English
  • Must have use of a car and hold a current driving licence


  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Strong desire to identify solutions to problems and instigate change
  • Passionate about the North East business community


  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days + public holidays each year.
  • Life assurance four-times basic salary.
  • Contribution to one professional membership each year.
  • Hospital treatment plan.
  • Flexible working supporting work life balance, with a mix of home and office working.
  • Salary exchange pension scheme.
  • Long service awards.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, such as: cycle to work, gym membership and car leasing.
  • Health cash plan
  • Colleague events including summer social and Christmas party.
  • Employee assistance programme.

If you are interested in the Business Development Executive role, please click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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