Business Development Associate

Guidepoint

Dubai, UAE

Job Type

Full time

Industry

Information Services

Skills

Detail-oriented, Accountable, Analytical, Critical Thinking skills

About this Role

You will be required to prospect targets and partner with senior sales to schedule meetings, map companies to identify target groups and job functions, develop a pipeline of qualified prospects and research target industries, sub-sectors and companies. You will also need to generate engaging content for meetings with prospects, assist in the development of marketing strategies, develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the competitive landscape and provide client/prospect feedback to sales managers and management.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic record and extracurricular achievement

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a sales or corporate orientated relevant role is preferred

  • Outgoing personality with the ability and willingness to make cold calls and speak with people at all professional levels, including senior management

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage a pipeline of opportunities

  • Ability to utilize superior analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Initiative and ability to handle increasing responsibility over time

Ojo Insights

1. If you have an internship experience for similar roles in other competitor companies, it can really strengthen your profile. Do not forget to update your CV during the process of applying.

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3. Demonstrate that you are able to handle pressure and a high volume of tasks in a result-oriented environment. Supplement this with your experience as a part of Sports teams or University events.

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