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Business Development Associate

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Description:  Our company offers document translation and interpretation services to Fortune 500 corporations, law firms, and government organizations.  We are looking for an entry level Business Development Associate responsible for acquiring new qualified leads through cold calling and various marketing efforts. They are then accountable for retaining existing clients through client meetings and regular follow up. Reports directly to the Senior Sales Manager.


  • Developing an effective understanding of our products and services

  • Promoting our competitive advantage in the translations industry

  • Researching and analyzing industries in order to identify new business opportunities

  • Making sales calls

  • Establishing and maintaining client relationships

  • Consulting with the Sales Manager to follow up with customers and identify new qualified leads

  • Working knowledge of our contact database, invoicing system, and project management software 

  • Becoming familiar with pricing models

  • Communicating with project managers to examine job details, project goals, to meet and exceed client expectations

  • Preparing estimates in a timely manner

  • Attending and participating in weekly department meetings

  • Identifying and resolving client concerns

  • Attending industry conferences to network, acquire industry education, build new leads and sustain current client relationships

  • Attending client meetings and presentations


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  1. What qualifies you for this job?
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  2. What interests you about the translation business?

  3. Have you worked in a legal capacity before?

  4. Have you ever worked with subtitling or transcription services?

  5. In your business development experience, how many calls did you typically make per day?

  6. Are you fluent in any other languages?

  7. Do you have long term interest in building this kind of business?

  8. Have you worked with senior management before?

  9. Do you have any administrative or assistant experience?

  10. Where do you want to be in 5 years?

  11. Tell me about your experiences in college.

  12. Do you think your current projects with other employers will impede your prospects here?

  13. What kind of salary are you looking for?

  14. When are you available for full time work?

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