Business Development Manager
Singapore

Job Reference: SIN-SAL-07188

Location: Singapore

Closing Date: Not Specified

Department: Sales

Division: Informa Markets

ROLE SUMMARY:

The Business Development Manager is responsible for revenue generation from new customers to Informa Markets, within one or several business units. He/ She will be expected to source and close leads working with Exhibitor Marketing, to develop strategies to attract new customers, enter new markets and review new business revenue. The role will be expected to sell to a variety of customers, independent small and medium enterprise customers (most our customer base) up to large key account acquisitions. As part of the life time management of customers, at times the Business Development Manager will be expected to support the closing or retention of high value or strategic customers, in particular those whom the Business Development Manager first acquired.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Revenue generation of specified amount assigned, through sales (booth, sponsorship/ advertisement and fully integrated packages) to new customers to Informa Markets (including some customers who have not exhibited for several years) across products and revenue streams within a business unit
  • Generation of new business leads, through customer relationship development, cold calling, attendance at industry related events and market searching
  • Development of brand and industry specific knowledge to enhance and improve new business sales performance
  • Identification and development of business development strategies, working with Event Directors to target new market sectors and regions
  • Development of market analysis and opportunity assessment for brand growth and new revenue growth opportunities
  • Collaboration with Exhibitor Marketing teams to develop attraction campaigns which could drive business development opportunities
  • Support on the on-site re-booking of new business customers, and begin the handover of customers onto the account management team
  • Support (where necessary) in the retention of existing customers
  • To account manage newly acquired customers through their first show cycle to ensure a positive experience and provide resolution advice where necessary, working with other business functions (e.g. Marketing, Brand or Event Operations)
  • Liaise with the Event Director in relation to key high value new customers, and Sales Operations with regards to available spots on the floor plan
  • Adoption of sales pipeline process and data quality maintenance through use of Salesforce (CRM system)
  • Manage the capture and entry of Sales contract information
  • Manage sales information and customer requirements (via Salesforce) to Sales Operations and Event teams
  • Act as an informal mentor to Business Development Executives within the Sales team, to share industry knowledge and experience
  • Support overdue payment collection for accounts under management
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • University Bachelor’s Degree / University of Applied Sciences qualification
  • 5-8 years of sales experience, with minimum 2 years in new business development
  • Strong experience in managing relationships with international customers across various regions and cultures
  • Significant experience in a B2B sales team and proven ability to deliver revenue targets
  • Proven ability to generate new business revenue, source leads and close sales
  • Ability to develop relationships at senior levels and manage high value accounts
  • Ability to identify and pursue cross and up selling opportunities for new customers
  • Ability to understand and articulate value proposition and customer ROI
  • Ability to negotiate effectively, and proactively handle and respond to customer objections
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and interpersonal skills with a high level of enthusiasm
  • Required travel approximately 40%

 

OTHER PREFERRED ATTRIBUTES:

  • Experience with Salesforce CRM desirable
  • MS Office

 

This job description sets out the duties of the position at the time that it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time per business needs without changing the general character of the duties.

 

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