Business Development Associate

Business Development Associate identifies and helps to develop strategic relationships with partners or potential customers. Assists in the development of a strong pipeline of new business opportunities through direct or indirect customer contact and prospecting. Being a Business Development Associate works with marketing, sales, and product development teams to implement business development initiatives. Requires a bachelor’s degree of business, finance or marketing. Additionally, Business Development Associate typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Business Development Associate gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. To be a Business Development Associate typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience.

Business Development Associate Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Business Development Associate to join our team.


  • Compiling fund updates and market commentary;
  • Preparing sales support materials;
  • Work within a team as well as work independently and manage a high-volume workload;
  • Draft contracts and conduct negotiations (with support of the legal department);
  • Work closely with the Business Development Manager to increase TerraCycle ANZ’s revenue;
  • Other duties as needed;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients resulting in successful business conversions;
  • Assist advisors in developing understanding of capital market research and application to portfolio management;
  • Represent TerraCycle at events and conferences;
  • Deliver presentations to financial advisors;
  • Promote usage of investment strategies within the financial advisor community;
  • Manage Business Development interns;
  • Create, pitch and periodically update sales presentations and proposals;
  • Work with a Regional Director to handle direct client interaction;
  • Construct portfolio analysis presentations for senior team members and financial advisor clients.


  • Completion of all assigned compliance training;
  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary;
  • Self-starter who is capable of managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines;
  • Able to work equally well in a team environment and independently;
  • English as a native language;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, ability to prepare clear and concise client-ready documents;
  • Business or relevant degree;
  • Have the rights to work in Australia (sponsorship not available);
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills;
  • Fluency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel;
  • Previous experience in Business Development, Sales or the FMCG Industry preferred;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • A demonstrated interest in sustainable/green business;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills;
  • Strong computer skills (Excel) with the ability to learn programs as needed.