The main responsibility of a Business Development manager is to manage, support, and supervise the business development department. This department is responsible for the acquisition of new projects and project bids.
Initiate marketing strategies and coordinate actions to influence the market.
Clarify goals and reach agreement maintaining the interests of all parties.
Proactively develops and improve products and services
Ability to discuss strategic and sensitive issues
Understands clients' needs
Build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and clients.
Set sales targets and define strategy to achieve these targets and to follow the set strategy punctually.
Manage the proposal development process and maintain the time-lines for the proposal teams.
Coordinate with sponsors concerning size, standards, conditions and timing of research.
Develop draft proposals based on team meetings and discussions.
Maintain the Business Development databases.
Support marketing activities, including trade/ scientific shows, mailings, etc.