Senior business development representatives are the driving force in a business enterprise. They are responsible for finding or producing business opportunities for the company. Their main area of expertise is networking and finding new clients, following up on recommendations, and generating new leads.
Working in this position, your job will be to reach out to prospective customers or business partners. You will communicate the benefits and values of the products and services your company has to offer. Once you have spiked the interest of a potential client, a sales representative will take over the task and continue closing the deal.
A degree in a business or marketing-related area is a common requirement for professionals in this field. Since this is a senior position, advanced education requirements are to be expected. Years of experience in the role of business development representative will also be necessary. Your communication and interpersonal skills must be superb in order to succeed here. Flexibility to accommodate frequent travels for business purposes is also essential.