Mintel seeks to hire an ambitious and entrepreneurial Business Development Manager based in Sydney. The successful candidate should demonstrate a proven track record in achieving business growth success within the FMCG industry.

Ideally candidates will possess a general knowledge and interest in marketing and market research together with a passion for selling and helping clients in the FMCG industry. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for selling our award winning research tools and services to leading brand manufacturers of FMCG companies across Australia.

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategy to target new clients
  • Be able to thoroughly understand a prospect’s requirements and provide a solution based on Mintel’s existing suite of offerings
  • Utilize a consultative approach with clients to understand their ambitions and be able to demonstrate how Mintel can support that with a clear ROI
  • Deliver exceptional sales results against target
  • Have a clear, realistic and ongoing management of your sales pipeline throughout all cycles
  • Actively respond to and convert leads as well as have the ability to generate new leads through a go-wide approach within organisations
  • Travel to clients for face-to-face meetings and manage your territory to the highest standards
  • Target clients at the Senior and C-level Executive level within dynamic and progressive organizations
  • Work strategically with the team to start, grow and support all aspects of the business sales cycle
  • Support Senior Business Development Manager with qualifying leads, and assist Senior Business Development Manager by scheduling new business meetings
  • Gather and relay market feedback information to the sales and leadership teams
  • Maintain records of all interactions with qualified prospects using our internal tracking database


  • Minimum 1-2 years proven sales results at the executive level
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel to grow business – Estimate around 25% travel time, weekly trips to Melbourne
  • Sound presentation skills, ability to listen, and excellent closing skills
  • Strong business development background, with proven success in establishing and expanding client relationships, and showing excellence in maximizing account potential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly polished, professional and consultative selling style and strong business ethic
  • Enthusiastic and passionate – have a genuine interest in the product. Have the presence and ability to ‘excite’ people about the service


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