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Working As A Business Development Officer

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Business Development Officer Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become A Business Development Officer

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Business Development Officer Career Paths

Business Development Officer
Vice President
Sales Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Vice President Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Vice President Sales Vice President
Sales And Marketing Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President Executive Director
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Director Of Sales And Marketing
Regional Sales Director
11 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Director Of Sales
Vice President Of Sales & Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager
Senior Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manager, Assistant Vice President Operations Director
Director Of Service And Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Relationship Manager Managing Director
Client Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Relationship Manager Product Manager
Market Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Relationship Manager Territory Manager
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Business Relationship Manager Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Regional Manager
Regional Accounts Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager
Business Unit Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Service Manager Account Manager
Key Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Business Owner Internet Sales Manager
Commercial Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Territory Sales Manager Sales Manager/Sales Trainer
Inside Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Careers Before Business Development Officer
Internship 4.3%
Manager 3.7%
Top Careers After Business Development Officer
Consultant 4.3%
Manager 4.1%
Owner 3.7%

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Business Development Officer Demographics

Gender

Male

54.9%

Female

34.6%

Unknown

10.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

9.0%

Unknown

5.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

39.2%

French

13.1%

Chinese

6.5%

Arabic

5.9%

Mandarin

4.6%

Portuguese

4.6%

German

3.9%

Russian

3.3%

Urdu

2.6%

Thai

2.6%

Hindi

2.0%

Filipino

2.0%

Tagalog

2.0%

Italian

2.0%

Korean

1.3%

Greek

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Turkish

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%

Gujarati

0.7%
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Business Development Officer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.0%

Arizona State University

6.0%

San Diego State University

6.0%

Ohio State University

5.7%

New York University

4.5%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.5%

University of Kentucky

4.2%

Fordham University

3.8%

University of Utah

3.8%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.8%

University of Houston

3.8%

Northern Illinois University

3.8%

University of Alabama

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.4%

Auburn University

3.4%

North Carolina State University

3.4%

University of Pennsylvania

3.4%

University of Southern California

3.4%

San Jose State University

3.4%

University of Delaware

3.4%
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Majors

Business

36.4%

Finance

13.8%

Marketing

8.3%

Accounting

5.8%

Management

5.5%

Economics

4.5%

Communication

3.9%

Political Science

3.4%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

Psychology

1.9%

Education

1.8%

English

1.7%

Law

1.7%

Computer Science

1.6%

International Business

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Real Estate

1.4%

Criminal Justice

1.1%

Public Administration

1.1%

History

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.3%

Masters

27.1%

Other

17.2%

Associate

4.6%

Certificate

3.4%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.4%
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Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
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$46,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Median 50%
$130,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
Colorado
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Business Development Officer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Business Development Officer in the United States is $78,060 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $46,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $130,000.

Real Business Development Officer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chief Business Development Officer International Bonded Couriers, Inc. New Hyde Park, NY Dec 01, 2010 $250,000 -
$265,600
Chief Financial Officer and Business Development Officer Primary Management Resources, Inc. Miami, FL Nov 17, 2015 $211,540
Business Development Officer Franklin Templeton Investments Los Angeles, CA Dec 30, 2014 $170,000
Officer In Charge of Business Development Rehnu LLC Tucson, AZ Aug 15, 2011 $160,000
Chief Business Development Officer Wellnessfx San Francisco, CA Jul 28, 2016 $160,000
Chief Business Development Officer Eduss Broadcast & Media, Inc. Englewood, CO Sep 25, 2013 $150,426
Chief Business Development Officer Eduss Broadcast & Media, Inc. Englewood, CO Oct 01, 2013 $150,426
Chief Business Development Officer Eduss Broadcast & Media, Inc. Englewood, CO Oct 01, 2012 $150,426
Business Development Officer Franklin Templeton Investments Los Angeles, CA Dec 17, 2016 $146,869 -
$170,000
Chief Business Development Officer Fas Holdings Groups, LLC Dallas, TX Jun 30, 2016 $145,000
Chief Business Development Officer Fas Holdings Groups, LLC Dallas, TX Feb 09, 2016 $145,000
Chief Business Development Officer Fas Holdings Groups, LLC Dallas, TX Apr 25, 2016 $145,000
Business Development Officer Banco Votorantim Securities Inc. New York, NY Jun 25, 2016 $144,000
Strategic Business Development Officer (Magazine Publishing) Nyabenga LLC Brentwood, CA Dec 30, 2015 $107,500
Business Development Officer HCL America, Inc. Frisco, TX Nov 16, 2010 $106,496 -
$140,000
Business Development Officer HCL America, Inc. Frisco, TX Nov 13, 2010 $106,496 -
$140,000
South Asian Banking, Business Development Officer HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Philadelphia, PA Nov 22, 2010 $100,000
Chief Business Development Officer Spark Fun Electronics, Inc. Niwot, CO Sep 12, 2014 $100,000
Chief Business Development Officer OVIA, Inc. Mountain View, CA Nov 01, 2011 $90,000
Business Development Officer Albion International Marketing, LLC. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $89,000
Business Development Officer Municipal Credit Union New York, NY Sep 11, 2014 $62,546
Business Development Officer Bel-Kap-Steel LLC Miami, FL Dec 21, 2015 $60,000
Business Development Officer Eurasia Foundation Washington, DC Oct 16, 2011 $60,000
Business Development Officer Kucht LLC Clifton, NJ Jan 08, 2016 $60,000
Business Development Officer Worldwide Business Opportinities Paterson, NJ Mar 02, 2014 $60,000
Business Development Officer Global Graphics Software, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Jun 15, 2010 $58,290

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Top Skills for A Business Development Officer

  1. Business Development
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Bank Products
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  • Engaged previously untapped market demographics by spearheading business development through brand diversification, relationship cultivation, and targeted branding.
  • Reviewed tax returns and financial statements for both customer and dealerships to ensure financial stability.
  • Initiated promotion of bank products utilizing various marketing and advertising methods in the community.
  • Leverage substantial industry background to assist client banks in enhancing credit portfolio performance and adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Negotiated several new pricing contracts that brought 70% increase over previous business new clients had done with the company.

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  5. District of Columbia
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  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Delaware
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