French speaking Business Development Manager

  • Job Reference: C6557
  • Date Posted: 3 December 2018
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: uncapped commission (£60,000+)
  • Sector: Sales
  • Language(s): French
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jonathan Grimes
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 020 8503 7766

Job Description

Based in central London, our client is a very successful, specialist translation agency, working with some major blue chip clients from all industry sectors.

In order to capitalise on increasing new business opportunities, they wish to recruit a French speaking Business Development Manager. Your role will include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Prospect for potential new clients across the legal and financial sectors and turn this into increased business
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization
  • Cold call as appropriate within a defined list of targets to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities
  • Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings
  • Chart your weekly qualitative and quantitative progress by inputting a management report to LBS, our CRM software
  • Liaise with the Project Management team to ensure translations are delivered to deadline and meet the client’s precise requirements


  • Fluency in French AND English is essential
  • Ideally be educated to at least university level
  • Have a strong and very successful business development / sales background from a similar b2b services sector at C-level
  • Be proficient in selling techniques, knowledgeable in handling key accounts and confident in selling to senior executives
  • Have a good business sense, strong negotiation skills and a positive attitude
  • Be natural communicator, adept at building client relationships with excellent presentation skills


Base salary of £30,000 -£35,000 + uncapped commission (£60,000+) + laptop etc.

French AND English