Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers

Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.


New workers
£ 24,365
£ 44,882
£ 87,141

Available jobs

In the past year there were 548,002 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Keeps up to date with products and competitors.

  • Produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management.

  • Recruits and trains junior sales staff.

  • Handles customer accounts.

  • Compiles and analyses sales figures, prepares proposals for marketing campaigns and promotional activities and undertakes market research.

  • Discusses employer.

  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold, contributes to the development of sales strategies and setting of sales targets.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Product Management

  • Marketing

  • Sales Management

  • Project Management

  • Business Development

  • New Product Development

  • Selling Techniques

  • Agile Methodology

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Contract Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Sales

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Research

  • Innovation

  • Self-Motivation

  • Operations

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.