Business Development Manager

London, England, United Kingdom | Sales | Full-time | Partially remote


Business Development Manager

Our Company

Since 1971 IBISWorld has provided market-leading industry information to professionals in a wide variety of sectors, including finance, consulting, accounting and manufacturing. With offices in London, Melbourne, New York City, Los Angeles and Frankfurt, we provide insight into thousands of industries across the globe so our clients can make better business decisions, faster.

Because of our people, we are now a global leader with a very loyal following of the world’s elite businesses. We are a company that values a diverse and accomplished workforce, continually developing our team so staff can reach new heights while we pursue our company goals together. We are continuing to add talented people to our London-based team. Our office is located in Victoria, just a short walk from Victoria or St James’s Park stations.

The Business Development Manager Role

This is an exciting new business sales role that will suit a committed self-starter who has a strong track record of delivering against target. You have a nose for discovering new prospects, and you know how to convert them into opportunities. You are consultative and curious by nature. You care about what makes businesses and buyers tick, and that drives you to results. You enjoy negotiation and thrive in a team environment. If this all sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Sales Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Generating C-level and other senior management leads through cold-calling, professional networking and sales meetings.
  • Nurturing your prospects through a consultative sales approach; managing the full negotiation and close process; managing the transition to the Client Service team.
  • Using your developed commercial acumen to navigate and understand the prospective clients’ business needs and effectively articulate our value proposition.
  • Using our CRM platform to effectively develop mini-campaigns and reports that deliver efficiency gains and drive achievement of your sales targets.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Undergraduate degree qualified (a business discipline would be highly regarded).
  • Previous successful sales / business development experience; including proven experience in commercial negotiations with C-level decision makers.
  • Solid understanding of business concepts and the current business environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to create and deliver convincing arguments to an executive audience.
  • Well-developed time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Determination, self-motivation and the ability to work in highly flexible, rapidly changing work environment.

Compensation for this role includes a base salary, bonus and commission structure.


  • Matched-contribution based pension scheme, travel season ticket loan, health benefit scheme (including cashback on everyday health costs and discounted gym membership), and cycle-to-work scheme.
  • 20 to 25 days paid holiday, dependent on tenure, with generous carryover.
  • Flexible working and work from home program.
  • Generous Family Leave, including enhanced maternity pay.
  • A fun working environment with a dynamic team who will have your back.

If you think you are the ideal candidate for this role, please apply by submitting your resume and a short cover letter. If you would like to know more about IBISWorld please visit our Careers Page.

IBISWorld is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants must be authorised for employment in the United Kingdom.