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Business Development Executive

Job Title: Business Development Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Summertown, Oxfordshire
Salary: 23000 - 27000
Contact Name: Mike Terry
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Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Position: Business Development Executive
Location: Summertown (OX2)
Salary: £27,000 (£47K OTE)
Hours: Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 5:30 pm)
Experience: Digital Advertising, Sales, B2B, B2C, Customer Service, Telesales, Telemarketing, Field Sales, Retail


A social/education technology start-up business in Summertown is revolutionising the way that schools, parents and advertisers can communicate. Having recently secured a significant capital investment through crowdfunding, this exciting tech-ed start-up are looking to further enhance their reputation through the introduction of an ambitious Business Development Executive with a track record of sales and the client relationships to match.

We are looking for an experienced salesperson with a track record for delivering success. Your bread and butter is forging client relationships, executing digital advertising sales all whilst working with your clients to add significant value to their business. As a Business Development Executive, you will be tasked with selling advertising to businesses across the UK. The parent market is a financially lucrative, yet widely considered cost prohibitive market to penetrate for prospective advertisers. Uniquely, this is not the case in this instance and thus would prove appealing to a multitude of clients across a range of business fields. Foremost, you are employed as a salesperson; in order to deliver success your role will be primarily office based, engaging with your clients with a view to promoting the benefits of selling digital advertising.

When walking into the office you will be greeted with a sea of smiles, a fresh cup of coffee and Kenzo’s youthful exuberance (the team mascot and puppy!). Launched in late 2015, these guys provide a ‘virtual school gate’ where parents can openly share contact details; arrange and pay for events, manage fundraising, coordinate social activities and exchange information about homework or even items for sale. Since their inception, rapid growth continues to set the trend, signing up hundreds of schools across the UK while boasting outstanding feedback from parents, PTAs and head teachers alike.

Because the product is free to parents and free to schools the development of the advertising sales is pivotal to the scope of the business. You the Senior Sales Executive will be a vital cog in the machine so you need to be hungry to push the boundaries. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, you will take ownership of the whole process – from finding a great lead to closing the sale and proactive account management. You will have guidance on direction but if you are looking for a position tele-selling your way through a database this isn’t the job for you! You will recognise that you get out what you put in and won’t shy from working hard to achieve targets.

Interested? We are looking for experienced sales people with a track record of digital sales to match. We are looking to speak to creative’s who recognise that articulate professionals with dynamism and flair and the occasional dose of eccentricity making a real contribution to an independent start up with BIG ideas are valued.

If you are a high achiever and an innovator with a desire to take your career in sales to the next level, we would love to hear from you!


The Company:

Launched in 2015, a start up online social/education virtual networking tool enabling parents to communicate with other school parents, arranging pick-ups and play dates. Born out of frustration, the business was initially set up by two school parents looking to exploit a gap in the market to help facilitate better communication between school parents.

‘Making parent life easier’ really is at the heart of what these guys are about. With increasing pressure on school fundraising and a growing need for better parent engagement, our client is on the front line of parent communications, helping to strengthen school communities.

This business have developed an app that works with schools to break the shackles of the standard form. Having recently secured capital via crowdfunding, this vastly expanding business are looking to take the next step on their journey.



  • A track record, selling digital advertising (or similar)
  • Sound communicator with a strong academic background
  • Able to recognise the importance of technology start ups
  • A real relationship builder, someone that is not easily flustered when speaking to affluent clients
  • Always happy to wear a smile even on a bad day
  • Articulate professional with a strong grasp of written and verbal English
  • A real creative that shines when faced with a challenge
  • Some knowledge of the field of education (not essential)


Thompson & Terry Ltd is a recruitment consultancy specialised in the sourcing of Sales & Marketing professionals within Oxfordshire. No terminology used in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of race, age or sex.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a high volume of applications, if you have not heard from us within 5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful at this time.