Business Development Executive (Ref: rj/898/bd)

Antrim | Permanent | £18,000 - £22,000 basic plus commission

Vacancy: Business Development Executive (Ref: rj/898/bd)

Base: Antrim and Carrickfergus

Contract: Full-Time /Permanent  

Hours of work: 37.5 per week (Mon to Fri - 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 basic plus commission


We have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a dynamic, entrepreneurial team environment. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role within the commercial sales team; with the responsibility of generating sales across all Rutledge services.

Job Role:

As part of the Commercial Sales Team; the Business Development Executive will be responsible for developing qualified sales leads through a variety of channels including social media and on-line research.

This individual will be a highly motivated, self-starter, with strong analytical, and organisational skills, to generate and prioritize leads from multiple sources including marketing campaigns, prospect lists, discovery and individual research. A dynamic personality with a drive to reach decision makers is essential. The successful individual will see the sales process from beginning to end.

Main Duties will include;


  1. Maintain and develop relationships with existing customers
  2. Cold call potential customers to prospect for new business.
  3. Identify new markets and business opportunities.
  4. Act as a contact between the company and its existing and potential markets.
  5. Negotiate the terms of an agreement and close sales.
  6. Gather market and customer information.
  7. Represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
  8. Review your own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets.
  9. Manage own performance on an on-going basis.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Qualifications and Experience 

  • · 5 GCSE’s/Level 2 to include Maths and English (Grade A-C)
  • · A proven track record of business to business sales from initial contact, through preparation of proposals to winning the business
  • · Proven track record of successfully meeting and exceeding targets in a similar sector (Desirable)
  • · Knowledge of selling training programmes (Desirable)


  • Exceptional sales skills
  • Excellent people and relationship management skills
  • Ability to be self-disciplined with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to efficiently work towards targets
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Computer literate


  •  Full Driving License and Access to Transport for business use
  •  Immediate start (Desirable)


  • Uncapped commission structure
  • Paid Holidays increasing with length of service
  • Birthday Leave
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Employee Referral Scheme

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for the above post; please submit an application form to  

Our HR Team are happy to take your call should you wish to discuss our vacancies in confidence on 028 7035 2434

 The closing date for all applications is Thursday 29th March 2018 at 9.30am.


Rutledge is an Equal Opportunities Employer




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If you would like to be considered for a current opening with the company; please complete the following Application Form and upload below or forward by e-mail to

Please refer to our Guidance Notes before completing.

A Monitoring Form should be submitted with each Application Form

Application for Employment (Iss. March 2018).docx

MONITORING FORM - Iss March 2018.docx

Guidance Notes -Rutledge Group.pdf

AccessNI Policy Statement- Iss2.pdf

Equal Opportunities Policy.pdf

Our HR Team are happy to take your call to discuss our current vacancies in confidence.

Call Kathryn or Catriona on (028) 70352434 or e-mail to