Business development manager
We have just hired a Business development manager whos job it is combination of strategic analysis, marketing, and sales. Business development. As a professionals he will be involved in everything from the development of their employers’ products and services, to the creation of marketing strategies, to the generation of sales leads, to negotiating and closing deals.
Daniels role of the business development professional is typically to identify new business opportunities-whether that means new markets, new partnerships with other businesses, new ways to reach existing markets, or new product or service offerings to better meet the needs of existing markets-and then to go out and exploit those opportunities to bring in more revenue.
Since the field is a cousin of marketing and sales, even when an organization doesn’t have a stand-alone business development department or employees with the phrase “biz dev” in their job titles, you can bet that folks in sales and/or marketing are handling business development responsibilities. You can find biz dev jobs in all industries-at everything from tech startups to huge pharmaceutical companies. What the work entails, exactly, depends on how big a company is and what industry it’s in.
We at Hamilton & Colins feels like this can only be a plus for us in 2016.
Jeffrey and Colin