Business Development Assistant - 12 Month Contract

  • £22000 - £28000 per annum + bens
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Pearson Whiffin Recruitment

Business Development Assistant

£22-28k - 12 month fixed term contract


My client, an established manufacturing company based in the Maidstone area are looking for a Business Development Assistant to join them to cover a 12 month period. This is a supporting role working within a fast paced sales environment.

Duties include:

* Offering support to external sales team

* Acting as the first point of contact to the customer, managing a high volume of email enquiries

* Building a strong relationship with each client providing a consultative service

* Offering quotations based on accurate information gathering

* Reacting quickly and efficiently, offering a good level of technical advice and ensuring that client information is always fully up to date

* Being pro-active in terms of following up with customers to make sure they have everything they need as well as regular communication internally, supporting sales process through to close

* Spotting problems and anomalies and problem solving through to resolve, escalating where necessary

* Taking ownership of workload and supporting the wider team where necessary

The successful candidate will:

* Be a pro-active, energetic and ambitious candidate with a great attitude

* Be an exceptional communicator

* Have strong experience working in fast paced sales environments

* Be methodical, organised and have a high attention to detail

* Be reliable, flexible outgoing

* Understand the need for accountability within a team environment

* Be calm and collected, even in a pressured environment

* Have a good standard of Education, ideally degree educated

This company offers training, progression and development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. They are currently entering into a really exciting time of expansion so it is a great time to join the business!

If you feel you meet the above criteria and are keen for a role of this nature, please apply online for immediate consideration.

This role is being handled by Emily Powell, Head of Business Support at Pearson Whiffin.

  • Advertiser: Agency
  • Reference: EP/BS/bda2