Kickstart - Business Development Associate

Job details
Posting date: 21 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Location: Home based, NE18ST
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000355361

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Cricketqube Limited

We are looking for an energetic business development associate to help drive our sales and grow the business. You will attract new clients and build solid relationships with them while maintaining existing relationships.

Other duties will include market research, developing business strategies and pitches, managing a variety of projects, and identifying new business opportunities. You will work with various internal and external stakeholders.

The successful applicant will be resourceful, organized and motivated to increase sales, enhance the company's reputation, and look for new and creative ways to market our products.

Business Development Associate Duties:

•Willing to familiarize yourself with the company's vision and mission, seeking to accomplish set goals and objectives.
•Identifying potential clients and partners.
•Cultivating strong relationships with new clients/partners, while maintaining existing client/partner relationships.
•Working closely with staff across departments to implement growth strategies.
•Developing and implementing sales strategies, client service and retention plans, and analysing sales data to inform or update marketing strategies.
•Assist with drafting business plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference material, and other documents as required.
•Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines.
•Identify new business opportunities and partners.
•Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage effectively with various levels of management, staff, and clients.

You would be primarily working from home. However, you may need to attend the Cricketqube events from time to time. These events would be held at different locations across the North East, and it is not possible to identify at this time. However, they would all be primarily in and around Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham. You may also need to attend client/partner meetings across the North East.

No experience is necessary as full training will be given, below are desirables

•Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure.
•Strong organization and project management skills.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office and relevant software.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•A background in sales or marketing is strongly desirable.

Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm

National Minimum Wage

You will be trained in all the aspects of the job; client/partner engagement, business development, content writing, customer communications, event management, liaison with collaborators. We are focused on giving you actual hands-on experience and the independence to take ownership of your own decisions.

In this role, you will be dealing with different stakeholders, including the director of the company, an external marketing company and internal marketing team, various clients and partners. We believe that the best way for you to learn teamwork and communication skills is through constant engagement. You will be given the responsibility to do this. However, support would be given in these regards with free masterclasses with organisations such as PNE and EY Accelerator delivered online if needed.

Whilst you will be required to attend our events and meetings on time, we believe that the trust in an employee is paramount for good performance and would trust you to keep within your working hours when working from home. You will be offered support by way of addressing any concerns and dealing with frequently cited barriers to punctuality and timekeeping.

This placement will provide you with the skills and experience to open doors to a wide variety of work opportunities for the future, in particular as a Business Development Associate/Lead or in part of any Marketing or Operational Team in a business.

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