What does a Business Development Representative do?

Business development associates help companies seeking to boost their growth and sales by conducting market research, developing business strategies, building client relationships, and identifying new business opportunities. They strive to attract new clients and build solid relationships while maintaining existing relationships. As experts in a company's vision and its mission, they seek to accomplish set goals and objectives by cultivating strong relationships with new clients and maintaining existing client relationships.

Business development associates conduct market research to identify potential new clients, and work closely with staff across all departments to implement agreed-upon growth strategies. They develop and implement sales strategies, client service and retention plans, and analyze sales data to inform or update the company’s marketing strategies. They draft business plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference material, and other outreach documents if needed and identify new business opportunities and partners through their research. Business development associates need a minimum bachelor's degree in business management, marketing, related fields, and one-to-two years of relevant work experience in business development or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Development Representative Salaries

Average Base Pay

$4,240 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$3K
Median: $4K
$6K
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Business Development Representative Career Path

Learn how to become a Business Development Representative, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Business Development Associate
$58,000/yr
L3
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Business Development Representative Insights

Read what Business Development Representative professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
RepeatMDRepeatMD
Business Development Representative
16 Nov 2021

“First and foremost this is the most positive and personal development driven company I have ever worked for.”

ExtoleExtole
BDR
3 Oct 2019

“Extole is a very close and supportive team that genuinely wants the best for its clients and retailers customers.”

TerraCycleTerraCycle
Business Development Associate
30 Jul 2021

“Pay isn't great and they didn't let me negotiate my salary when I interviewed”

ProcurifyProcurify
Business Development Representative
5 Jan 2020

“You get to work with great people who genuinely want to get to know you.”

Spectrum Marketing CompaniesSpectrum Marketing Companies
Business Development Representative
17 Aug 2021

“My interview process was swift and I knew exactly what the job description was at the time of the offer.”

Auvik NetworksAuvik Networks
Business Development Representative
31 Mar 2020

“Director level in this department is unable to take constructive criticism and is simply unprofessional.”

CBI
Business Development Representative
4 Sep 2019

“Team was very nice and I enjoyed the extracurricular events we held from time to time.”

STORDSTORD
Business Development Representative
11 Jun 2021

“I have enjoyed my experience and would recommend STORD to any professional looking to grow their career.”

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