The business development officer is responsible for working to increase increase sales and profits related to the services and products offered by their organization. The business development officer is also responsible for building stronger ties with the member and shareholders of their institution. Some other responsibilities that are expected of a business development officer on a day-to-day basis include analyzing portfolios to develop new opportunities, developing new business strategies, and staying up to date with their institution's policies, programs, products and pricing. They are also in charge of working with colleagues in product development and competitive positioning, developing new services and increasing use of products and services provided by their institution. The hours of this position may vary, but this is generally a full time position in an office setting; travel is generally required to work with stakeholders and build business.
Qualifications for this position generally include a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field; equivalent experience in the field may also be accepted (such as 10 years of experience, which includes at least five of those years in a related institution). Strong communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as is proficiency with basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite.
Business Development Officer Tasks
Plan and evaluate marketing strategy.
Negotiate proposal timelines and budgets.
Coordinate the public relations.
Review proposals and cost estimates.