Business Development Executive – Telecoms Conference & Exhibition

Business Development Executive – Telecoms Conference & Exhibition

Business Development Executive – Telecoms Conference & Exhibition

Based in Central London

Basic Salary up to £25K + Year 1 OTE £35K+ & Benefits


This position would suit an ambitious graduate with 6-12 months sales experience looking to join an international events & media business. Our client creates & delivers industry leading large scale events & awards ceremonies for the telecoms industry.


As the Business Development Executive, you will focus on securing sponsorship opportunities & exhibition stand sales for the large scale telecoms events held in London. These events have over 150 speakers, 50+ sponsors and 800+ attendees, the numbers grow year on year.


The role: The Business Development Executive is responsible for:

  • Developing business relationships - research, identify and close business with new clients
  • Maximising revenue from current and previous sponsors & exhibitors
  • Developing in-depth knowledge of your market
  • Communicating, building and maintaining strong relationships with senior level decision makers
  • Building and maintaining a healthy pipeline of qualified leads/business
  • Organising and managing your time effectively
  • Planning and prioritising your work
  • Picking up the phone and making things happen – the role involves mostly phone based sales with some face to face selling (you are encouraged to book client meetings)
  • Accurate reporting & forecasting
  • Achieving revenue targets within the agreed time lines for each event
  • Work as part of the wider events team, updating and informing your colleagues of your progress and sharing relevant insight. This is very much a supportive team environment.



The person:

To be considered for this Business Development Executive position you will be a graduate with a 2:1 degree and have relevant and transferable sales & business development experience (recruitment. Media sales, IT sales etc).


You will need an interest in business & the evolving world of telecoms.


It is essential you are confident and motivated to pick up the phone to potential senior level clients and develop business.


You will be a bright, articulate and driven sales professional who is focused on developing a career within the events sector. We are looking to hear from individuals who are:

  • Committed team players
  • Confident selling both face to face and over the phone
  • Able to take responsibility
  • Can find new business opportunities from a variety of sources
  • Able to maintain and grow new and existing business
  • Enjoy working within a targeted environment
  • Happy to attend events & meetings
  • Enjoy and can manage the sales cycle
  • Keen to learn & develop new skills


If you are looking for the next step in your career and would like to find out more about working for an international B2B media & events company please contact Helen at Jackson Barnes Recruitment.


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Jackson Barnes Recruitment deliver international recruitment solutions within the events, media and publishing sectors. Working with commercial and not for profit organisations and institutions.

Jackson Barnes place from Graduate up to MD level in the following positions:
• Researchers 
• Conference producers 
• Event Marketing professionals 
• Sales professionals – delegate, sponsorship and Business Development
• Event Managers 
• Editors 

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