What do they do?
Sales accounts and business development managers plan, research, and make things happen to help a company's marketing and sales.
They're needed in various eco-friendly industries like green transportation, construction and waste management and others.
What's the pay and work hours like?
- Average salary: £44,882 per year.
- Hours per week: 38-40 hours.
What does their job involve?
Client engagement and relationship building
- Build strong relationships with stakeholders and industry partners.
- Customise solutions to meet client-specific needs and challenges and develop sales strategies for environmentally conscious clients.
- Assist clients in preparing sustainability reports and contracts to align with green initiatives, and educate them on more green friendly products.
Market research and environmental knowledge
- Research potential clients and markets interested in eco-friendly products and possess in-depth knowledge of green products and their environmental benefits.
- Stay informed about environmental regulations, certifications and general green trends and technologies so they can seek opportunities to expand market presence.
Environmental impact assessment and reporting
- Measure and report on the environmental impact of solutions.
Most people in this field have degrees at level 6, such as BA/BSc degrees or similar.
However, BTEC and apprenticeship pathways can also be taken alongside job work experience.
You can study business and management at universities:
You can also check out specific courses at colleges in Surrey:
- East Surrey College: several business and marketing courses
- Brooklands College: Diplomas and Apprenticeships in business
- Guildford College: Business and Enterprise courses
- Reigate College: Business BTEC
- Nescot: Business and Enterprise courses
Skills they need
- Hard skills which are important in this role: Product management, marketing, and sales.
- Important soft skills: Communication, management, customer service, and planning.
- Job opportunities: There are about 2,329 green jobs like this expected in Surrey by 2030.