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Business Development Lead



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Business Development Lead who will be a part of the Turkey Sales Team. Business Development Lead is a role, combining aspects of sales and marketing, as well as market research responsibilities. This includes developing of new panels, new products, new syndicated projects and identifying opportunities for growth with new businesses.

The responsibilities of the position involve communicating with client and understand client needs and make all the necessary prework with clients and with internal parties to develop new business for GfK Turkey.

Candidates will have exemplary client relationship skills, as well as selling, business development and team management abilities.

As a Business Development Lead you will have the following key accountabilities: 

  • Understanding client and industry needs and develop new projects for existing clients and potential clients
  • Building new panels or projects in new industries  
  • Developing new syndicated projects and reports
  • Explore opportunities how we appeal our products in adjacent categories and maximize our secured asset

Now that we've introduced you to the position as Business Development Lead, what skills, qualifications and experience should you have?

  • Bachelor´s/ Master´s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3-6 years of experience in Market Research or Marketing / Sales Departments (Technology (CE, MDA, SDA) and/or Retail Sectors)
  • Good at reporting and presentation skills
  • Having analytical and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
  • Client-oriented and flexible
  • Having a positive approach, organized and well-disciplined to manage the workload with a reporting system
  • Advanced level of knowledge in usage of MS Office programs
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Living in Istanbul

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 168 days ago

City: Istanbul

Work Area: Commercial

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00016877