Business Development Manager

About Us

Oxford Economics, a leading global economic research and consultancy firm, is looking to hire a Business Development Manager (BDM) for the assigned territory. This position will be responsible for building the subscription research business within the territory, including new business sales and upselling and servicing existing clients. The BDM will focus on selling subscription services to targeted customer lists under the supervision of the Associate Director of Business Development. This position will be an integral part of Oxford’s growth plans for EMEA and is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company at the forefront of the industry. 

Territory:  UK – Asset Management

Reports to:  Associate Director of Business Development; Director of Business Development

Salary: Competitive based on experience


Sales and Client Management

  • Initiate and close sales of Oxford Economics subscription services, typically through phone sales, webinars and meetings
  • Create and execute strategies to sell Oxford Economics subscription products
  • Research, create and implement sales plans for assigned sectors/territory in alignment with the Director of Business Development’s overall regional business plan
  • Through market analysis, identify key companies in the territory, key individuals within companies, and establish relationships with the purpose of closing sales
  • Coordinate sector business development initiatives and build a pipeline for the respective sector or country
  • Manage relationships with existing clients to ensure renewals and upsell new subscription products
  • Maintain a knowledge of global economic and business trends to facilitate conversations with clients
  • Develop a strong knowledge of the subscription products and become proficient at providing demonstrations of the services
  • Create sales presentations and lead webinars and meetings with prospective clients

Internal Communication

  • Prepare weekly sales reports to be shared with senior management
  • Communicate opportunities, challenges and feedback to rest of immediate team
  • Ensure contact details of new leads and prospects are recorded
  • Ensure details and outcomes from meetings and calls are recorded
  • Assist or coordinate where required with the training of junior team members or new starters
  • Record and share insight and learnings on the prospects, clients and leads and share with rest of the team
  • Liaise with Marketing on invites for webinars and events

Marketing and Product Enhancements

  • Follow up on marketing campaigns to sell various subscription services
  • Help organize, and where needed manage marketing events to raise brand profile and increase sales opportunities
  • Provide feedback and suggest product improvements to product teams, based on client interaction and competitor analysis
Skills and experience
  • Masters degree highly desirable
  • A proven, demonstrable sales track record, with at least 5 years of experience
  • Several years experience of selling in a B2B environment
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at once
  • Candidate must have strong presentation and writing skills
  • Must have knowledge of MicrosoftWord, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Must be a self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals
  • Must be a team player
  • Experience selling to international markets across EMEA is an advantage
  • Fluent English
  • Economics or international affairs degree or masters
  • Advanced degree is highly preferred
  • Research, economic or business sales experience
  • Experience selling to information specialists and executives
  • Phone sales and Webex experience along with face to face selling
  • Existing contacts at global companies
  • Experience of managing others is a plus
How to apply

Please click Apply Now to send your CV (resumé) and cover letter and complete the online application form. Your cover letter should explain how you meet our requirements.

The deadline for applications is the 31st December 2020. However, early application is strongly recommended. We review applications as they are received.

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Topics: Careers in the UK