Business Development Director - Translation / LSP sector

  • Job Reference: P93443
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £60,000 to £100,000
  • Sector: Sales, Translation
  • Language(s): German, Danish, English
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jonathan grimes
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 02080537766

Job Description

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for Business Development Director to join a world leading Language Services Provider (LSP) organisation. They offer full translation and language solutions services to organizations from most business sectors across the globe.

Location of the job

London / Hybrid. 3 days a week office based, 2 days a week work form home

Language requirements for the job
Fluency in English is essential. Fluency also in either German or Danish is preferred, but not essential

Company background
Our client is an international LSP organisation, working successfully with a range of companies from most business sectors, especially life sciences, pharma, medical devices, manufacturing/engineering and the technology sector from across the globe.

Job responsibilities of the Business Development Director 
As a proactive Business Development Director you will join their  global sales team with a remit to identify new clients and successfully grow business relationships. 

Your role will typically include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Generating new business in line with business and growth strategy
  • Proactively generating new leads through a variety of resources (LinkedIn, webinars, tradeshows
  • Proactive outreach to clients via phone, e-mail and LinkedIn to prospective customers
  • Conduct calls and meetings to discuss requirements in-depth
  • Discussing costs and quoting decisions with prospects and customers
  • Upselling and cross-selling services and introducing state-of-the-art technology solutions
  • Procure client tenders and pitches (RFQs/RFIs/RFPs etc)
  • Negotiate new client contracts
  • Report on high priority activities to Sales Management

The successful candidate background

  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency also in either German or Danish is preferred, but not essential
  • Previous sales / business development experience in LSP industry, ideally with exposure to the life sciences, pharma, medical devices, Manufacturing/Engineering or technology sector 
  • Proven track record in selling B2B services
  • Solution-oriented mindset and the ability to operate within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Motivated by generating revenue, hitting personal targets, and delivering outstanding customer service

Salary, benefits and working hours
Base salary of c£60,000 + commission (OTE c£100K) and excellent benefits (healthcare options, company events, food and drinks in office etc). 

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please apply now and forward your CV.