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Job posted: February 6, 2020

Business Development Executive

Job Functions

Business Developmement

Seniority Level

Reporting to Head of Sales

Employment Type


Job Spec


VAT IT South Africa


South Africa, Johannesburg




Market related plus commision

Closing date for applications

1 December 2019

Nature of position

• Sales

• Business development

• Market Research

Job Summary

• Researching and generating leads in a specific international market aimed at a specific product / product, and all functions in relation to business development

• Cold calling/emailing/contacting leads to book conference calls and set up meetings

• Booking sales meetings for various Business Development Managers

• Other duties within the Employee’s vocational abilities.

Skills required

• People person

• Willingness to cold call and learn phone call persuasion skills.

• The ability to speak to and persuade multicultural individuals.

• Research and business development skills.

• The ability to be resilient and adapt to a fast pace environment.

• The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment.

• Competitive but also able to function individually and as part of a team.

• Attentive to detail

• Able to take initiate and be creative.


• English (Essential)

Working Hours

• Set core hours but will shift to anytime between GMT -8 to +10 depending on target market

• Permanent position


• Tertiary education – (Advantageous if studied towards a commerce degree but will consider other degrees).

• Sales experience will be advantageous

• Business Development experience advantageous


• Individuals who are successful in meeting targets on a regular basis will have an opportunity to be promoted to a Team Leader and Sales Branch Manager / Director

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