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Business Development Executive

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€25k > 140 
Business Development
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€25 - 140 
Related Information:
Business Development Executive 25 - 60
Business Development Manager 30 - 100
Business Development Director 75 - 140
Data Source(s):
Brightwater / Morgan McKinley

Last Updated: April, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

EGFSN Report (July 2014) shows demand for Business Development Roles in the Sales and Marketing areas in the IT Sector, Services, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Occupational Category

Sales Accounts & Bus. dev. Managers

Also included in this category:

Account managers (sales); area sales managers; business development managers; product development managers

Number Employed:


Part time workers: 4%
Aged over 55: 9%
Male / Female: 64 / 36%
Non-Nationals: 15%
With Third Level: 69%
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Involved in the creation and development of new business opportunities for a company.

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Marie Kinsella-White
Operations Consultant  

Maria Kinsella-White works as an Operations Consultant for McDonald's. Following her Leaving Certificate she did a Diploma in Accountancy and Computer Technology, a Secretarial Course and Various computer courses (Excel, Word, Outlook, AS400 etc). She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for six restaurants, to maximise their long-term sales and profit potential and to build a positive business relationship with Restaurant Managers and the Restaurant Management Team.

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The Work header image

  • Sales
  • Managing a customer base to ensure maximum revenue is achieved
  • Meeting weekly revenue targets
  • Developing new opportunities for client relationships
  • Managing client accounts 

Personal Qualitiesheader image

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities concurrently
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities within fast paced work environments

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Organisation: Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII)
  Address: Marketing House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18
  Tel: (01) 295 2355
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