• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £31000 - £35500
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 497966

Business Development Executive

Overview The Business Development Executive is an important role sitting within the Direct channel at reed.co.uk, with a focus on […]


The Business Development Executive is an important role sitting within the Direct channel at reed.co.uk, with a focus on sourcing, prospecting and winning key Direct 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

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

  • Previous experience working in the recruitment industry
  • Attention to detail and ability to organise a high volume of sales activities.
  • The ability to engage with a range of personalities easily and make a good first impression.
  • Experience in cold calling B2B New Business prospects.
  • Ability to effectively identify a plan of action for target clients over a quarter.

What we offer

  • Fantastic earning potential with uncapped commission
  • Dynamic Working (Office/Home)
  • Seasonal Activities/Campaigns (Love Mondays) such as fitness/wellbeing, food treats
  • Online Discount Club for high street and online retailer, earn cashback etc
  • Course Expense support for self development (after passing probation)
  • Healthcare expense support – (after passing probation)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Commuting Support (Season Ticket Loan) (after passing probation)
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday)
  • Paid time off to move home
  • Contributory pension scheme

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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