French speaking Business Development Executive

  • Job Reference: 807414
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2020
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £20,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Sales
  • Language(s): French
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jonathan Grimes
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Job Description

French speaking Business Development Executive. Fantastic opportunity to join an world leading technology company and develop their new, exciting business opportunities across Europe.


Basic salary of £20,000 - £25,000 + commission (OTE of c£40,000) 





Based in Cambridge, our client is a world leading data and software technology, working with some of the world's leading companies. 

In order to develop new business sales opportunities in Europe, they wish to recruit a French speaking Business Development Executive. Your role as French speaking Business Development Executive will include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Engaging with new prospective customers across your region, identifying all potential business opportunities.
  • Identifying key decision makers whilst developing and qualifying new business opportunities within the targeted markets through cold calling, event recruitment and high-level prospecting.
  • Articulating the value proposition and helping the customer understand how it will improve their business’s information security.
  • Earning trust and developing relationships with senior executives by displaying knowledge, professionalism and relevance to business issues.
  • Meeting set targets and working closely with Marketing and Sales by methodically working on and following up on a variety of sales campaigns.
  • Maintaining quality relationships with your manager and external customer-facing Account Executives to support new business growth.
  • Consistently achieving quarterly and annual KPIs.
  • Booking direct one-to-one meetings at customers' sites and at trade shows.
  • Writing succinct emails to highlight the capabilities of our offering.


  • Fluency in either French is essential
  • Be a university graduate (at least a 2:1 level and from one of the world’s top 400 universities) 
  • Previous commercial business experiences - previous sales experiences in an advantage but not essential.
  • Be very motivated to work in sales
  • Goal and target motivated
  • Competency with professional written communication 

Basic salary of £20,000 - £25,000 + commission (OTE of c£40,000) and excellent benefits

This is an excellent opportunity to join an international, fast growing and world leading organisation. To apply, please send to us your CV immediately AND include a letter of motivation to work in sales!