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Business Development Associate

  • Job reference: Internal1
  • Location: City of London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Work For Us
  • Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Additional Benefits

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Executive Summary

La Fosse Associates has been named as one of the UK's Best Companies to Work For year on year. We have a great collegiate company culture and are tightly focussed on recruiting high calibre people who share the highest level of integrity and ambition. At La Fosse, rapid career advancement is the norm rather than the exception.

We specialise across the IT recruitment, Digital recruitment & Change recruitment sectors. We are top to bottom, which means that we recruit into all levels of a business from the C-Suite, management to the technical roles as well.

Here are some other awards that we have been recognised for;

  • Top 20 Best Company to Work For: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    Top 100 Fastest Growing Company in the UK: 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Shortlisted: Best Recruitment Company to Work For. Recruitment International Awards (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Top 1000: London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain List. (2017)
  • Top 5000: Fastest Growing Company in Europe. 5000 Europe (2017)
  • Winner: Best Medium Recruitment Business. The Global Recruiter Industry Awards (2016)
  • Winner: Best Employee Share/Equity Scheme. Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards (2015)
  • Winner: Gold Executive of the Year & Silver Company of the Year. International Business Awards (2015)

You don't need to have sales experience; we focus simply on values and desire and will not compromise in either of these two areas. From a values perspective we seek people who have integrity, are sincere and caring in their dealings with others but also have the maturity to be able to engage with senior stakeholders of large businesses and very experienced individuals.

Our rate of growth and ambition means that we need people with considerable career headroom. Put simply, we're looking to hire the top 10% who are able, and want, to progress quickly. Assuming you have the drive, we provide world-class training and development at every stage of your recruitment career and an entrepreneurial environment where you are rewarded for thinking BIG.

Assuming you have the drive, we provide world-class training and development at every stage of your career and an entrepreneurial recruitment environment where you are rewarded for thinking big.

Culture: Vibrant, Hardworking, Collegiate, Supportive, Dynamic

Key Markets: Retail, Media, Digital, Start-ups, Financial Services, FMCG

Key Clients: Sky, John Lewis, MoonPig, Burberry, Selfridges, Samsung, Sony

No. of Employees: 140

Office Locations: London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Los Angeles

The Role

Job Title: Business Development Associate Consultant

Job Type: Entry Level

Location of Role: Victoria

Job Specification

Description of Main Duties

Each person in the Business Development team has their own industry, to allow them to really understand and immerse themselves in the market in which they operate. Part of the role will therefore be to research your own market and develop strong relationships with current and new clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop relationships with some of the most senior people in your industry
  • Understanding new clients and the different areas we can help them in
  • Work with different areas of the business to create thought provoking events in your industry
  • Day to day you will be calling and meeting new and existing clients
  • You are responsible for your own T&C negotiations (after some training of course!)

Opportunities:

Accelerated career progression

Attending/hosting events/meet-ups

Incentivised trips

What we look for

Key Characteristics: Confident, Mature, High Energy, Bright, Articulate, Hardworking, Resilient, Excellent communication skills, Inquisitive

The Benefits Package

  • Basic Salary £23,000
  • Company share options (500 upon joining)
  • Gym membership, massage, hypnotherapy
  • Smartphone
  • Daily breakfast
  • Annual ski trip

Sales Training

Provided in house by Senior Management, Directors, and our industry leading Learning & Development team programme, The AcceleratorTM. La Fosse also have external trainers who come in for sessions.

You will be taught about how to develop meaningful relationships and leverage these relationships to win business for all the areas of the business. You will also learn about overcoming objections you will encounter, as well as being taught basic sales techniques and the markets you will be operating in.

Company Specific Training

The company also has an 8 month "New Starter Training Programme" split into four phases where you are supported by your manager and the L&D team. This is designed to accelerate your growth and develop your career at La Fosse.

Pension

Yes, after probationary period

Holiday

25 days (+ 8)

Gym Membership

Yes - Pure Gym, right next to the office!

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