• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £31500 - £33000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 473558

Business Development Executive

Reed.co.uk are looking for a Business Development Executive to join their Sales Team in Holborn

Job Title: Business Development Executive

Reporting to: Team Leader / Senior Team Leader

Direct Reports: n/a
Location: Dragon Court, London




The Business Development Executive is an important role sitting within the Recruitment Consultancy channel at reed.co.uk, with a focus on sourcing, prospecting and winning key Recruitment Consultancy customers, as well as setting the example for less experienced team members. With a primary focus on outbound activity, they will work strategically to identify customers with high potential and begin working with them as a key partner in their recruitment process. While there may be opportunities to meet clients and the applicant should be prepared for that however this is a telesales based based role.


Key Responsibilities


  • Championing usage of all sales systems (i.e. Salesforce) and using them to define and understand your “must win” target client list.

  • Self-sourcing leads via competitor sites, news articles, LinkedIn, Job Market Insights etc.

  • Effectively and efficiently answering incoming customer enquiries (phone, e-mail, via the website).

  • Identifying and engaging high potential customers with trials of reed.co.uk services, ensuring maximum benefit for both the customer and reed.co.uk, and meeting them face-to-face if required.

  • Accurate recording of data and call notes in Salesforce, and using this CRM to correctly manage and plan daily activities.

  • Implementing and identifying own actions agreed in weekly Call Coaching sessions.

  • Offering all prospective and existing customers a market-leading customer service, representing the reed.co.uk brand to the highest level – whether over the phone or face-to-face.


Skills and Experience


  • [REQUIRED] Ability to write and speak fluent English to a high standard.

  • [REQUIRED] Attention to detail and ability to organise a high volume of sales activities.

  • [REQUIRED] The ability to engage with a range of personalities easily and make a good first impression.

  • [REQUIRED] Experience in cold calling B2B New Business prospects.

  • [REQUIRED] Ability to effectively identify a plan of action for target clients over a quarter.


  • [DESIRABLE] 5 years Experience within recruitment or recruitment advertising, or in-depth knowledge of the recruitment market.

  • [DESIRABLE] Demonstrable experience of negotiation in a previous role.

  • [DESIRABLE] The ability to understand, retain, and use information gathered from a customer.

  • [DESIRABLE] Previous experience of using a CRM (but especially Salesforce).

  • [DESIRABLE] Face-to-face experience (B2B).


Key Measures and Targets


  • Periodic & Quarterly revenue target – increasing to match co-member’s time served.

  • Inputs: Outbound Dials; total Phone Activity; Self-sourced Leads; New Business opportunities created.

  • Trials created, managed, won, and converted.

  • Sales DNA: Engagement with and completion of actions set in weekly coaching sessions.

  • Other periodic and ongoing KPIs related to overall business goals (i.e. speaking to customers about new products / service changes)

Additional Requirements


  • Time management.

  • Get involved – support your team and the wider business goals.

  • Lead by example – use your experience to help improve those around you.

Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a Mindful Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome applications from ex-services personnel and reservists.

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