BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE (INTERNATIONAL MARKET)

About the position
Place of work : Banska Bystrica / Bratislava / Remote work
Start date : ASAP
Contract type : Full-time

Successful Candidate
Are you happy in your current business role? Or do you feel that you’re stuck and bored? Maybe you’ve lost confidence – in your product, your clients, your boss, or management, maybe you doubt yourself. Or maybe you are just trapped in a small-time job, no longer growing, no longer excited, and without much of a challenge ahead of you. Sounds familiar? Then read on…

We understand. That was our story too, before. We had uncertain and humble beginnings as well. At first, there was just one guy with a vision and great ideas. He set himself a task – to build the best research company in the industry. That was his great ambition and great ambitions are contagious, they attract like-minded people.

Our CEO rolled up his sleeves and went to work pursuing that dream. Soon, he was no longer alone in that pursuit. Other humble yet ambitious and hard-working people joined his cause and BONARD was born.

For the past 14 years, we’ve gone from a one-man-show to a global enterprise with 80 staff around the globe. From an unknown start-up, we’ve become the number one research consultancy in our field. From working with a handful of clients, we’ve come to advise more than 100 multi-billion-dollar businesses every year – pension funds, insurance companies, private equity investors, family businesses, investment managers, brokers, you name it.

Now, this is where you come in.

We want to continue growing and conquering exciting new projects, markets, and sectors. We have a great product, in fact, the best product, when it comes to value for money and there is a huge market for it, we tested it. We have a team of super-smart researchers and analysts and intelligent management ready and eager to take on any new challenge. What we don’t have, is you.

A bright, ambitious yet humble individual, driven yet with feet firmly planted on the ground, ready to take a leap and join a great, hard-working, and ambitious team. Our own Tom Brady or Serena Williams. They too got a break, they were plucked by coaches and turned into superstars in their fields. But they had the grit and the drive to go the distance and work hard to become the best versions of themselves while helping others around them to grow as well. Still interested? Good! Now comes the important part.

We want YOU to become part of our mission and our story, as our new Business Development Executive, ready to take up the rise to the challenge of taking an already thriving business up to the next level. Are you a truffle hunter motivated enough to go searching for business opportunities, perceptive enough to spot them, and empathic enough to see the value propositions from your client’s perspective? Are you a brilliant relationship builder, single-minded and obsessive enough to pursue successful outcomes for them and with them? And finally, are you willing to do the grunt work of diligently forecasting, recording, and reporting the process? It won’t be easy. There will be long days, sometimes long nights. But it will be exciting, thrilling even. Challenges always are.

If you have what it takes, then join us, and together let’s grow the business and take it to new heights. Let’s bring new clients while taking good care of existing ones. Let’s travel the world together to London, Paris, New York, Berlin, Milan, Amsterdam, and more. Let’s suit up, and equipped with great product knowledge and desire to succeed – let’s visit and meet our clients at their prestigious offices. Let’s wine and dine them at the best Michelin restaurants, go to conferences and expos at breath-taking venues and let’s reap the rewards together.

Because we don’t just sell. We build trust and respect. We converse, explore and open opportunities. We assess, advise, and analyze. We help to solve complex problems and come up with genius solutions. Now that’s a job worth having, isn’t it?

“Most people miss Opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas A. Edison

Employee perks / Benefits

  • Experience working in a dynamic, international environment that provides support, training and mentorship from our team of seasoned professionals
  • Frequent/regular international travel across Europe
  • Education and professional development opportunity
  • Flexible working hours with home office options
  • Competitive base remuneration plus attractive bonus system
  • Multiple teambuilding, knowledge sharing and other company wide events
  • A collegial working atmosphere with fantastic people who are not only colleagues but also friends always willing to advise, help, encourage

Information about the selection process
Please send us your:
• CV
• Motivation letter
• Sample(s) of previous working/projects achievements.

Suitable applications will be valued and responded timely.

Education
University education (Bachelor’s degree)
University education (Master’s degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization
University degree

Language skills
English – Upper intermediate (B2)

Other skills
Microsoft Excel – advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint – advanced

Experience and soft skills
• Responsibility and ownership of own agenda
• Enthusiasm and drive
• Attention to detail
• Positive and proactive approach to work
• Excellent interpersonal skills and common sense
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Focus on achieving goals
• Entrepreneurial spirit and self-sufficiency
• Previous sales experience (min 2 years)
• Previous experience in international business (advantage)
• Previous experience with own business (small/business owner – advantage)

Brief description of the company
BONARD is an internationally recognized research company that specializes in providing independent market intelligence in international education and student accommodation. We are UNWTO Affiliate member and ESOMAR member with over 10 years of market experience. We provide market research and development to over 100 governments, institutions, investors and diverse group of high ranking companies all over the globe. Our international team (40 pax, 8 nationalities, 4 offices – in Vienna, Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Tianjin in China) is highly dynamic and innovative. Our clients are from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Spain, France, Germany, China, Australia, New Zealand, including British Council, Manchester United Soccer Schools, State University of New York, and many others. Watch our company video

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