French speaking Business Development Executive

09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Start-up providing consultancy services to SMEs for their business development in the UK is looking for a bilingual Business Development Executive. This role involves a mix of research, consultative sales and marketing and project management. You will support the Director on the delivery of the company’s services to existing and new clients and will also participate on the day to day running of the company.

To apply you must enjoy working in a small team environment and must be a self-starter.


Consultancy and sales representation activity

  • Carry out market research
  • Generate leads, organise meetings and follow up potential clients, partners and distributors
  • Advise our clients on their sales and marketing strategy in the UK
  • Write reports both in English and French

Business development activity

  • Identify new opportunities and potential clients
  • Create and manage communications and marketing tools
  • Contribute to the definition of the business objectives and targets

Day to day running of the company

  • Work closely with the director to assist on every aspect of the business


  • Fluent French and English (both spoken and written)
  • Business degree or similar
  • Experience in sales in the UK and proactive lead generation
  • Computer and internet literate (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Linked In)
  • Ability to work on several projects at the same time
  • Capacity and aptitude to undertake research and collate information as required
  • Experienced and confident in writing propositions/bids, creating presentations and writing external reports in English and French
  • Good interpersonal/ communication skills
  • Personable, professional with high levels of probity and integrity
  • Focused, output driven and able to meet deadlines on a regular basis
  • Positive attitude, plenty of initiative, attention to detail, autonomous
  • Able to communicate and converse effectively with senior people in order to gain trust
  • Knowledge of various industries is a plus


c£25K basic negotiable according to experience plus bonus