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Based on 1,413 responses, the job of Business Development Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5. On average, Business Development Managers are highly satisfied with their job.
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October 2014
"Marketing, Sales And Business Development Manager."
Business Development Manager:
Pros: Marketing professional with engineering background prove records of managing business, the art of being entrepreneur, innovating new technologies, developing efficiency and productivity.
Cons: Challenging career position for increasing and utilizing his business experience.
November 2014
"Didn't Clearly Articulate Salary And Commission Plan."
Business Development Manager:
Ask for all the facts and proof of earning potential. Don't be scared to delay the process to ensure the smokescreen created by a disorganized organisation is cleared.
November 2014
"If Only I Knew This In January 2013."
Business Development Manager:
I wish I had more thoroughly vetted the company's operations and goals when it came to some of the strategic business changes they said they wanted to take on in bringing me on board. I interfaced with only one person during negotiations (the President), without any insight as to the culture within the rest of senior management and the intense "group think" I would be up against. I made the mistake of assuming that by wanting to bring me on (first and only MBA at this firm), they were aware of an MBA's skill-set and what someone like me could bring to the table. I did not have enough productive conversations about what expectations were for me coming into the firm before I accepted. Only after I joined did I slowly uncover the challenges I was up against, and what the actual expectations were of me and my role.
November 2014
Business Development Manager:
Pros: New things every day. A challenge. Not boring.
Cons: The pay currently, that is why I am checking out your website.
November 2014
"Daily responsibilities."
Business Development Manager:
Enquire what specific duties are involved in the role. You will want to ask for higher renumeration if so.
December 2014
"Study n1."
Business Development Manager:
Study n1 electrical engineering or you can study n3 small business management entrepreneurship.
January 2015
"Strategy Is Everything."
Business Development Manager:
Follow the sales process and do a thorough discovery. So often new reps get trapped in bad business that detracts from the bottom line because they are so anxious to make a sale. Make a top 25 list of target companies and cold call around them as a daily strategy.