Business Development Executive

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced sales professional to become part of a dynamic, multi-national team. We are a boutique language centre based in the West End of Edinburgh offering courses and translations in over 20 world languages. Our client base is varied with students and clients coming from Edinburgh and around the world for language training and services.

Reporting to the Director and working alongside the Marketing Communications manager, you will take ownership of the company’s sales initiatives and drive business on a local and international level.


  • Seeking new sales opportunities in the local and international markets
  • Establishing new international agent partnerships and nurtuting existing relationships
  • Representing our language centre at trade fairs and meetings in the UK and internationally
  • Ensuring all partners are up to date with new product developments and special offers
  • Sending regular mailshots
  • Keeping up to date with industry news and reacting to potential opportunities
  • Providing quotations and negotiating contracts
  • Seeking out tenders and preparing proposals
  • Responding to incoming email and phone enquiries
  • Tracking sales performance and producing reports
  • Achieving monthly and annual sales targets
  • Organising in-house promotional events
  • Working alongside the Marketing Communications Manager on strategy and campaigns
  • Recruiting and managing sales interns

The Person


  • Proficiency in English (C2 level)
  • Educated to degree level
  • Demonstrable sales experience
  • Proven track record of success in a target-driven environment
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good numerical skills
  • Pro-active, outgoing personality
  • International outlook
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team


  • A second language
  • International experience
  • Knowledge of CRM software
  • Understanding of the international education market

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter along with your salary expectations.

Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Diploma
Desired experience:

  • Business Development: 3 years
  • Sales Management: 3 years