Business Development Director

Lead growth and strategic opportunities to drive business expansion.
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What's it like to be a Business Development Director?

Business Development Directors help grow business. They do this by identifying new opportunities, developing relationships and executing strategies to expand business operations. Their responsibilities encompass market analysis, partnership development and revenue generation as they collaborate with various teams for the long-term success of their organisation. Business Development Directors work across various industries, such as technology, finance and healthcare.

Tasks and duties

  • Identifying new opportunities for business with target markets.
  • Devising and executing strategic plans for business growth.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients, partners and stakeholders.
  • Leading negotiations for partnerships, acquisitions and collaborations.
  • Analysing market trends, competition and industry developments.
  • Managing a team of business development professionals.
How to become a Business Development Director

To become a Business Development Director, you are typically required to have a combination of education, experience and strategic skills.

  1. Complete a relevant bachelor degree. To develop strong business principles and strategies, pursue a degree in business, marketing, finance or another relevant field.

  2. Gain relevant work experience. You could start in an entry-level role such as Business Development Associate, Sales Representative or Account Manager to gain hands-on experience in client interactions, market analysis and negotiation.

  3. Consider a higher degree such as a Master of Business Administration to expand your business knowledge and improve your employability for senior-level leadership roles.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Having the right skills and experience can make you an in-demand applicant. Business Development Director employers on JobStreet are looking for job seekers with expertise in the following areas.
Healthcare Information Technology
Molecular Biology
Electrical Engineering
Computer Literacy
Influencing Others
Communication Skills
Strategic Thinking
Social Services
Commercial Acumen
Learning and Development
Project Management
Financial Services Industry
Spoken English
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