Business Development Executive

Business Development Executive

Business Development Executive

International Life Science Events

Based in London + Overseas Travel

Basic salary up to £26k + Uncapped Commission + Benefits


An opportunity to sell exhibition space & sponsorship for a series of exciting life science events


This International events company have a global network of offices and they are a positively recognised brand name in B2B events sector. The life science division are expanding their events and have an opportunity for a successful sales professional to join their conference & exhibition business as a Business Development Executive.


The role

You will be working alongside a senior sales professional and together your will generate revenue across a series of large scale events which attract between 500-1500 attendees and a broad range of corporate sponsors. The events are on topics connected with bio tech, pharma and genomics.

  • The aim of this role is to build relationships with businesses to be able to identify & deliver the best possible sponsorship opportunities available for them at your events
  • You will be expected to be on the phone and out on meetings a lot, including international sales trips
  • You will be selling high value sponsorship and exhibition space (or a combination of both) at business focused life science events. This role is both challenging and rewarding
  • You will be responsible for developing a thorough understanding of the market place via research, networking and securing / conducting meetings with key players in the industry.
  • You will work to agreed targets for each event and manage your sales pipeline autonomously
  • Join a team with a great working environment which offers plenty of opportunities


The ideal candidate

  • A graduate with a 2:1 or a 1st degree
  • An excellent sales person - Ideally you will have spent 6-18 months in a sales position such as: recruitment, IT sales, ad sales or sponsorship sales, etc…
  • Quick starter – able to identify new contacts and use your initiative to generate your own leads
  • Ambitious, articulate, and able to write
  • You will need to be presentable and confident enough to manage meetings with high profile corporate organisations
  • Organised, self motivated and excellent time management
  • Will be looking to grow their career with the company
  • Experience with Salesforce or Eloqua advantageous


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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 
We recruit for organisations in UK and overseas with success in London, Dubai, New York, Singapore and Australia.