Business Development Managers and Directors

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Business development directors and managers use their analytical, sales, marketing, research, and communication skills to identify and generate business opportunities and maintain relationships with current and potential partners. They are also known as deal generation professionals.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Deal Generation Professionals
Duties Identify and generate business opportunities and maintain relationships with existing and potential partners
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the United States, but are best in large cities
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Speech
Experience Five to 10 years of experience
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Vice-President of Business Development
  • Business Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development Associate