Job title: Business Development Executive
Reporting to: Head of Commercial
Contract: 1 year fixed-term, full time, starting in January 2022
The Business Development Executive is a brand new role to help drive membership development and recruitment, with a special focus on our Active level of membership.
The Commercial Department’s main role is to establish and deliver our commercial strategy that increases and diversifies the French Chamber’s revenue. It involves recruiting new members, selling other French Chamber services, and developing our community. We have a cross-sectoral membership of 400 companies includes SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as many of the largest French multinationals operating in the UK. Working closely with the Head of Commercial, this role will involve interactions with the rest of team, particularly with the Relationships, Communications, Events and Business services teams.
Source and prospect potential members in line with the commercial plan
Develop the pipeline of new members opportunities, generate and qualify leads
Discuss membership with potential members and pitch our services
Identify cross-selling opportunities to increase our revenue
Arrange recruitment and onboarding communications including emails and documentation
Update and maintain the CRM and membership database
Attend networking events
Being sales-oriented, self-starter, enthusiastic, resilient and goal oriented
Problem-solving, positive attitude and ability to work under pressure
Ability to prioritise and deliver in a fast-changing environment
Team spirit, willing to step in and help outside of core scope within the Chamber team
Outstanding interpersonal skills, comfortable interacting with people at all levels of seniority, whether by email, phone or face-to-face
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Good organisational skills
Good knowledge of basic IT tools (MS Office, Outlook, research on Internet, etc.)
Previous experience of using a CRM
Fluent in French desirable
Business qualification or equivalent experience in sales
Experience with international/multicultural environment
Fixed term contract with the opportunity to have a permanent contract after a year
The salary for this position is £18,000 annually
Pension 4% after 3 months
Holidays: 25 days per annum in addition to 3 days of holiday at Christmas
Our working hours are Monday 09.00-17.00. Some events, including all in-person events, take place outside of office hours.
We offer a hybrid working model and the Business Development Executive will be required to attend our office in Waterloo, London on a weekly basis (2 to 3 days per week).
The right to work in the UK is a requirement for this role, and we will not cover any sponsorship cost.
With over 400 companies of all sizes and sectors in membership, we are the hub of key relationships, conversations, insights and support for Franco-British business. We deliver real value, opportunity, connections and voice for our members: by helping them to build beyond Brexit, through Covid impacts, and address the climate challenge.
Established in 1883, we are one of the largest and most successful Chambers within the French Chamber network spanning 125 countries.
The French Chamber of Great Britain is an equal opportunity employer. We support a truly inclusive, culturally and socially cohesive community. We are committed to achieving and maintaining a workforce which represents the population from which we derive our business, in terms of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation.
To apply, please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to Cynthia Ourizi, Head of Commercial, at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 10 December. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.