Senior Business Development Manager (UK)

Location: London
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iResearch Services is a fast growing, dynamic, award winning global marketing first agency. From Research to relationships we have helped businesses grow. Turning insights into business decisions is an art we have mastered over the years, reinforced by ISO 20252 & ISO 27001 certifications.

Having won more than 7 international awards, our in-house team pride themselves on their quality and commitment. Our offices in London, New York and India are an extension of our sales and operations. We are value driven to build world class Thought Leadership and content marketing.


A brilliant opportunity has arisen. We are seeking a high calibre, dedicated skilled senior new Business Development professional who will be responsible for driving the sales growth in market research insight and Thought Leadership services. From lead generation to contract completion and maximizing revenue for the business. You will have a solid background in business development from the market research industry and is seeking a forward thinking exciting new challenge that incorporates Thought Leadership and content marketing innovation.

  • Excellent ability to research and qualify new business leads
  • Identify and open new business opportunities in targeted markets
  • Establish decision makers and influencers
  • Contact and arrange meetings with appropriate decision makers to C level
  • Developing a pipeline and building rapport with decision makers typically senior marketing professionals at leading organisations
  • Confidence to present our value proposition to executives in pitches and meetings
  • Strong ability to identify and analyse prospect needs and generate development ideas
  • Maintain up-to-date Knowledge of the industry marketing landscape and on corporate competition
  • Keep abreast of our products and services in the industry and positioning
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure that requirements are met
  • Closing sales using a proven sales methodology – structured sales process and achieve targets
  • You are prepared to travel globally where appropriate to conferences and events dependent on business needs
  • Using CRM interaction system for efficiency
  • Be a trusted advocate and champion of iResearch Services
  • Strong negotiation skills and successfully covert leads to drive the business forward
  • Experience of Thought Leadership sales (preferred)
  • Proven successful track record of selling a range of market research services to businesses
  • Ability to develop relationships with people at all business levels
  • Strong planning and presentation skills
  • Good working knowledge of using CRM systems
  • Strong business acumen and an aptitude for working towards targets
  • Writing proposals
  • Full sales cycle process
Skills Required
  • You have a positive attitude are highly motivated to succeed and driven in your approach
  • You are proactive, reliable with a strong focus on achievement
  • You have strong organisational and time management skills
  • You are a confident communicator at all levels both written and verbally
  • You are an effective communicator with active listening skills
  • You are highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • You are resilient and tenacious
  • You are educated to a degree standard in marketing or business-related subjects
  • Minimum 3 years relevant new business development experience
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