– Business Development Placement – Lots of Selling

Salary:            Up to £18,000 basic plus bonuses and incentives

 Job Title:        Telemarketing Agent/Business Development Agent

Location:         Bournemouth, Dorset

Duration:         Dependent on university requirement – Up to 1 year

Hours:             08:30 – 17:30 Monday – Friday

Closes:             31 August 2013

Applications to:

 Dress code:    Smart casual

 The Role

As a Business Development Agent (BDA) you will be required to make outbound telephone calls to potential clients, maintaining a professional & knowledgeable manner at all times. Extensive training and support will be provided throughout your time at Astute to aid your soft skills, organisational, commercial awareness and technological development.

We are looking for motivated individuals that are strong communicators, target driven, able to use their initiative and determined to succeed within a fast paced working environment such as Astute.

Outline of the main duties:

  •  9-5 telephone work (business to business calling) – making between 120-150 calls on a daily basis
  • Conversing at high levels with potential clients or customers
  • Preparing comprehensive reports for our clients
  • Database management and quality assurance
  • Enthusiasm for IT on the telephone
  • Participate in training sessions and have a willingness to learn
  • Achieve monthly targets and objectives set by campaign managers

 Benefits of working within Astute

 Whatever your current experience, the Business Development Agent role offers great experience and career advancement opportunities to a motivated individual. You will:

  •  Improve your communication skills
  • Increase your commercial awareness
  • Understand marketing techniques
  • Learn technical concepts
  • Earn good basic pay and bonuses for achieving and overachieving your target
  • Have excellent career progression opportunities
  • The opportunity to be placed in a suitable position within our client base (relocation might be necessary)
  • “Finish Early” incentives on Fridays for delivering and over-delivering of your weekly target
  • Team specific incentives such go-karting, cash, gifts
  • Social events
  • Complimentary use of a Beach Hu
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  • in a premier location on Bournemouth beach
  • Various discounts in local businesses

Desired Attributes (although not essential)

  •  Education to A-level standard, including GCSE Maths and English
  • IT, Marketing or Business related degree
  • Computer Literate (preferably experience in Microsoft Access)
  • Outbound telephone experience


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