Business Development Role

Business Development Role

Build new and long lasting relationships…

The Dark Horse Sales team loves meeting new people and delving into client problems, understanding what the issues are, then solving them. Driven to get results and come up with new routes and ideas on a consistent basis. Results matter and Dark Horse delivers real commercial benefits for its clients.

Within the digital landscape, you will understand what the consumer thinks, the brand does and how challenging the competitor environment is. And then you will develop an execution plan to win new business. Spanning multiple industries with a focus on our SEO, PPC and Paid Social offering, you know what levers our team can pull to generate results for different objectives.

You'll get to learn from the best, fast track your career and bring ideas that will be listened to, in addition to all the other usual benefits… No day is the same because you don't let it be.

Dark Horse has one aim… to build and scale the best digital agency in the county. That's not easy but you could be the next step to the company achieving just that. Apply now to learn from, and work side by side with, the nicest geeks you will ever meet.

What do we want our Business Development Exec to do?

The successful candidate will join our expanding sales team, reporting directly to the Sales Director. They will be responsible for the identification of new business and development opportunities. This would be through LinkedIn, Email, Phone and face-to-face. We need someone who can live and breathe the values of our company and is ultimately driven to make an impact. This is about being a voice and vital central cog in the business. Learning from incredible colleagues and being part of the journey to create the best search marketing agency in the country.

You'll be the main point of contact with Senior Marketing Managers, Business Owners and Directors across many areas and sectors of business. You will have a high level of autonomy on how best to build new and lasting relationships.

You'll identify opportunities and win new business from a mix of self-generated pipeline and marketing supported activities.

This is not a role where you "close" business by saying something clever. This is not like selling Mobiles or Utilities. This is about building relationships and professional sales. Be active in the market. Be smart in the market and be trustworthy. The combination of integrity, puzzle solving and representation of a winning team will bring success.

You will never have to "sell me this pen" or any other such w***.

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The “Perks” of being at Dark Horse

Look, we won't lie, we don't do pizza Fridays. What we do actually offer are things that matter a bit more, the things that make the hype of work-life balance more doable. 

You've got a hybrid role – meaning we spend part of the week in the office and part of it at home, the joys of working within the comforts of your own four walls. Flexitime is a thing. There are loads of holidays to enjoy, PLUS Bank Holidays (people screw you over by not making that clear). We love our little planet, so every month we plant trees in the Dark Forest on behalf of every team member.