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Business Development Manager (German or French Specialist)

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A little bit about us…

The world’s leading student loyalty network and accredited ‘Great Place To Work’, Pion produces award-winning technology for the biggest retailers on the planet, connecting them with the youth market. Featured in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2020, a list of the fastest-growing private tech companies in Britain, we’re always innovating to offer new solutions that satisfy our consumers, drive ROI for our clients and create an empowering workplace for our employees.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Pion

Because this part deserves a place at the top of the job ad…Here at Pion, we’re working hard to grow an inclusive, diverse and respectful group of people we’re proud of. Accountability plays a big role in our company values, and we’re totally honest, open and transparent about our ED&I efforts. This is why we’ve made our commitments and internal statistics visible for everyone to see here. Our ever-evolving culture is defined by our people, and it’s all part of #LifeAtSB.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet 60% of the requirements, women and those in underrepresented groups tend to only apply when they tick every box. We don’t think you should have to tick every box. We value your uniqueness, and it goes without saying that all applications are welcome, even if you don’t think you fit the criteria.

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About the role

As a result of our incredible success and growth, we are looking for a Business Development Manager supporting the German or French market to join us. The right candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment, manage the full sales cycle, while identifying and developing new business opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

Research and identify accounts and establish contact via cold calling, email outreach, and other means, as necessary
Build and maintain relationships with both internal and external leads to build pipelines and client relationships
Partnering with our B2B Marketing teams to develop pitch decks that clearly align the brand value proposition with the prospect’s interests and capabilities
Lead and manage negotiations of deal terms, taking full ownership of the full sales process
Developing new business and generating sales as an individual contributor with some of the world’s most prominent and recognised brands
Learn and understand Student Beans offerings, to become a subject matter expert


About You

We’d really like to hear from you, if you have…

Experience within a Business Development Management role or similar
Experience in the entire sales life-cycle: lead generation, pitching, proposals, negotiation and closing
Experience creating sales leads and finding innovative ways of reaching new brands/partners
Background within growth marketing and/or affiliate marketing
Communication skills including presentation, verbal and written
Relationship building skills and the ability to maintain these
Exposure to a target focused environment
High proficiency in spoken and written French or German


Life at Pion

Let’s take a look at just a few things that make Pion an amazing place to work…

Competitive salary

Unlimited holiday. We strongly believe in a healthy work life balance, so we don’t cap the number of paid time off days you take. By doing this, we hope to help promote a sustainable way to work while maintaining your health and wellbeing

Accredited ‘Great Place To Work’ company in three categories

‍ Remote first working environment, meaning you’re not obligated to come into the office, you can choose the environment you think you excel best in

Flexi-time, including Flexi Friday which gives you the opportunity to finish at 1.30pm

❤️ Focus on welfare, including gym memberships, wellness challenges, mental health first aider and health cash plan

️ Incredible partnership discounts for the biggest brands in the world. Google, Apple, Ted Baker, GymShark, Domino’s and Uber to name a few!

Commitment to personal development and career growth. Think learning budgets, coaching workshops and progression plans

£200 work from home set up allowance to put towards your home office

Want to know more? Check out our career site for everything you need to know about starting a career with Student Beans…

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