What is Business Development?

Business Development is the creation of long-term value for an organisation from customers, markets, and relationships.

The core responsibility of business development is growing the business.

Business Development in Financial Services

When working in business development in the financial services, you will aim to improve your organisations market and financial growth by creating long-term organisational strategic goals, building key relationships, identifying business opportunities, and having extensive knowledge of current market conditions.

What skills do you need?
  • Strong communication skills
  • Great organisational skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • The ability to think strategically
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
Qualifications to consider
  • Work experience in sales, marketing, or business management or financial services
  • Relevant degree
  • The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  • The Institute of Sales Management (ISM)
  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities may include but are not limited to:

  • Business Development Executive
  • Sales Executive
  • Business Administrator
  • Client Relationship Director
  • Portfolio Manager
Career Opportunities
  • Business Development Executive
  • Sales Executive
  • Business Administrator
  • Client Relationship Director
  • Portfolio Manager
Testimonials

Kerry Ollivier › Business Development Officer
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"I joined Jersey Finance in 2019 as a Business Development Officer. My goal was to develop my skills and knowledge within Business Development and assist the BD team to continue to successfully promote Jersey Finance worldwide. I enjoy the variety of the role and have the capability and support from Jersey Finance to explore different aspects of the role which will enable me to progress in my career further."

Member Opportunities in Business Development ›

To find out more about Business Development jobs in our industry, please contact the finance firms in our Business Directory.