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Business Development Executive/Director

London, United Kingdom
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company, achieving consistent double-digit growth by steering clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth opportunities. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you.

Gartner is the leading global insight and advisory company.  We partner with C-suite level executives to provide best practice research and advisory services which are implemented across functional leaders’ business lines.  We partner with leading global firms to advise on and implement market leading best practice research and insight strategies across a range of subject matter expertise.  Our double digit growth is unprecedented in the market and is very much demonstrative of our strategic vision of continuous, long term growth.

Business Development Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting and generating commercially viable leads with C-suite level executives across large enterprise businesses and managing the sales conversation to from prospect to deal close.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities throughout the EMEA region with new-to-Gartner organisations.
  • Convert viable prospects to active Gartner clients (members), leading the full sales conversation and negotiation, through to the transition of new clients to the account management team.
  • Demonstrate commercial agility and acuity for effectively articulating the programs’ value proposition and diagnosing the prospective members’ business needs.
  • Manage an average sales cycle of 3 months or less.
  • Manage complex sales, of large deal sizes, across matrix and complex business environments.

Your Profile:

  • 5 – 15 years of successful B2B sales and new business development experience, including holding commercial negotiations within a blue-chip client base across the C-suite level.
  • Proven ability to handle revenue responsibility and meet monthly, quarterly, and annual financial goals.
  • Skills in handling multiple commercial processes, new business forecasting, and identifying challenges to a positive commercial outcome.
  • The ability to establish rapport and deliver compelling, persuasive propositions to an executive level audience.
  • Ability to navigate commercial discussions across large organisations and matrix environments.
  • Superior time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Deep understanding of business concepts for large national and international corporations.
  • Strong ethic for fulfilling service requests and keen interest in forming relationships with executives.
  • Willingness to conduct EMEA-wide travel as required.

Job Requisition ID:25972

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