IT Business Developer

You may work across many different businesses, but with a specific focus on either:

  • B2B (business to business)
  • B2C (business to consumer)
  • As a business development manager, you’ll need to: ties including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services – or new ways of reaching existing markets
  • seek out the appropriate contact in an organisation
  • generate leads and cold call prospective customers
  • meet with customers/clients face to face or over the phone
  • foster and develop relationships with customers/clients
  • understand the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these
  • think strategically – seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the business
  • work strategically – carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes
  • draw up client contracts – depending on the size of company, this task may be completed by someone else or agreements may not be as formal
  • have a good understanding of the businesses’ products or services and be able to advise others about them
  • ensure staff are on board throughout the organisation, and understand the need for change and what is required of them
  • train members of your team, arranging external training where appropriate
  • discuss promotional strategy and activities with the marketing department
  • liaise with the finance team, warehousing and logistics departments as appropriate
  • seek ways of improving the way the business operates
  • attend seminars, conferences and events where appropriate
  • keep abreast of trends and changes in the business world.