Sales Development Representative


£35k to 40k per year + benefits + commission
2nd February 2023
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Job type:
Graduate job
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The Business Development Lead will be responsible for leading and implementing the divisions plans to increase its market share through expansion into new areas of opportunity. Reporting to the director, this is a business-critical role that will help to develop and shape the business moving forward.

Working alongside our business development team and having a hands-on approach, you will be commercially focused and will be able to demonstrate an ROI within a short space of time.

You'll be a highly skilled salesperson, experienced in selling complex solutions to business leaders. You'll quickly build strong and influential relationships with other firms, knowing how and when to challenge to get the best results for bringing on new business.


  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual Bonus
  • 2 Company events per year (Summer & Winter parties)
  • Access to reward events such as Lunch clubs and Company Holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Monthly team building events
  • A young and exciting work culture
  • In house development opportunities

Core responsibilities:

  • Drive the delivery of new clients and jobs for the resourcing team.
  • Liaise with the director and team leaders to target specific areas of the market to focus on.
  • Lead and support the delivery of the business development team.
  • Build trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Increase the quality of our business development.
  • Ideate, develop, coordinate, and execute plans to drive the business growth. Establish timelines and delivery according to set schedule(s).
  • Anticipate challenges and manage complex, reactive, fast-moving changes to the market.
  • Develop an in depth understanding of Buchanan Searches peers and strategies.


  • A fresh and creative thinker who can develop and implement ideas in line with our corporate Identity and Principles.
  • Ability to form strong relationships with leadership and peers and be able to work SMART and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good presenter - able to make recommendations with gravitas and inspire confidence in others.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Proactive, a 'can do' attitude, with a willingness to 'roll your sleeves up' bringing new ideas and suggestions to the table.
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task well.
  • Able to influence stakeholders and build trusted relationships.
  • High level of personal enthusiasm and self-motivation.
  • Ability to produce and execute targeted BD strategies, with a focus on ROI.

The Role:

  • Cold calling to gain new clients
  • Identifying Clients for successful placements
  • Interacting with and processing individuals who have been identified as potential successful candidates
  • setting up meeting with clients for placement opportunities
  • Negotiating terms of contracts

Buchanan Search

Buchanan Search, through rapid organic growth, is now a market leading recruitment firm and a top supplier to a number of clients including FTSE-listed firms.

Buchanan Search's team of consultants come from a variety of backgrounds, but all subscribe to the company ethos of Understanding, Advising and Delivering for our clients & candidates.

Buchanan Search has Graduate and Executive Practices which operate tailored recruitment methodologies. They focus across the Sales, Recruitment, Executive Search, Business Intelligence, Consultancy, and Engineering sector.

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