Business Development Skills for your CV in the Sales Industry

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Business Development Skills List in the Sales Industry

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Business Development role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Business Development job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 65% of Business Development job descriptions contained sales as a required skill.

Skills

Popularity

sales
65%
business development
60%
sales executive
15%
account manager
15%
business development executive
15%
managed services
10%
telesales
10%
microsoft
10%
catering
10%
hospitality
10%
lead generation
10%
business development manager
10%
b2b sales
10%
b2b
10%
saas
10%
selling
5%
sales manager
5%
software as a service
5%
employee engagement
5%
sales rep
5%
professional services
5%
sales representative
5%
crm
5%
wellbeing
5%
area sales manager
5%
software
5%
events
5%
commission
5%
business developer
5%
client development
5%
negotiating
5%
business plan
5%
corporate finance
5%
bdm
5%
field business development manager
5%
law firm
5%
external sales
5%
nationwide sales
5%
partnerships
5%
leeds
5%
regional sales coordinator
5%
liverpool
5%
regional sales manager
5%
new business generation
5%
manchester
5%
senior business development manager
5%
regional sales
5%
senior sales
5%
account executive
5%
cold calling
5%
food industry
5%
belfast
5%
new business
5%
foodservice
5%
internal sales
5%
recruitment
5%
lisburn
5%

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