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Business Development Executive

full-time Quill Content London

Who are Quill?

If you ask Deloitte Fast 50 or Santander Breakthrough50, they’d say we’re one of Britain’s most exciting and disruptive businesses. If you ask our team, they’d say we’re a no-politics, people-first company where exceptionally smart individuals get the chance to have their voice heard and potential fulfilled (then pushed that extra bit more).

And if you ask our clients, they’d say we’re the content production partner they rely on to rapidly create high-quality editorial, video and images to drive online sales. To date, we’ve produced over 15 million words of on-brand content – in 29 languages and counting – for 170+ of the world’s most prestigious brands, including eBay, Farfetch and Google.

We do that through a combination of our unique methodology, our global network of ~2000 screened freelance creatives and Quill Cloud, our content production management tool.

What does being a Business Development Executive at Quill involve?

You’ll be Quill’s prospecting supremo, identifying, evaluating and contacting key stakeholders at some of the most exciting ecommerce companies in the world. As a diligent researcher and database whiz, you’ll quickly identify relevant contacts at key target companies, working alongside a Business Development Manager to run the initial stages of the prospecting process.

Your overall responsibilities will include maintaining an excellent prospecting database across the team (including up-to-date email, phone and job title information), adding contacts into our sales tools (Hubspot, SalesLoft, Salesforce), and crafting tailored emails designed to spark an initial conversation with key prospects.

These are the skills you’ll need for the job:

  • Research and analysis: you’ll thoroughly research potential prospects, identifying the right person at the right company at the right time
  • Attention to detail and organisation: you’ll keep accurate records, ensuring all CRM databases are up to date
  • Written communication: your emails will stand out in a crowd, leaving your target no choice but to click and find out more
  • Resilience: you won’t be easily deterred by a lack of response. You’ll constantly search for a new angle until you’ve exhausted all avenues
  • Efficiency: you’ll be able to prioritise your time, using the best tools in the industry (Salesloft, Salesforce, Hubspot) to maximise your output

 Why should I join Quill?

Like most startups, we talk a lot about our culture. But for us, culture isn’t just words on a wall. It’s part of our recruitment process, our personal development plans and our day-to-day.

If any of this sounds like you, you’re looking for a spot on the right team:

  • Your integrity isn’t for sale. You’re a what you see is what you get type of person who’s honest about their strengths and development areas
  • You don’t settle for second best. It really, really matters to you that everything you do is excellent. And you don’t shy away from empowering your colleagues to share those standards.
  • 10 minutes with nothing to do feels like an hour for you. You’re smart, energetic and driven, so you’re at your best when everything’s a little hectic.
  • You don’t like going through the motions or blindly following instructions. You leap into complex situations that don’t have an easy answer and relish the challenge of coming up with one.
  • The idea of a fixed ‘remit’ doesn’t appeal to you. Neither does waiting three years to get a promotion you earned two years ago. You think and act beyond your role.
  • You’re a fundamentally kind, respectful person, searching for a place filled with similarly kind, respectful people.

 What are the benefits?

On top of joining the Quill family and all the benefits that come with that, you’ll also get:

  • 25 holiday days per year plus UK bank holidays
  • A contributory pension
  • Our Summer Away Day (no stuffy meeting rooms in sight)
  • Monthly socials and lunches/breakfasts
  • Fortnightly Inspire Lunches – past lunches have included how the CEO manages his wellbeing, what today’s most disruptive businesses have in common and a crash course in Russian  
  • A significant amount of time, expertise and attention put into your personal development, plus an unusually broad scope for rapid career progression

Quill is an equal opportunities employer.

Before you fill out your details to apply and hit submit, please read how your data will be used

We’ll use the details you supply in the form to review your suitability for the role by comparing your CV and/or LinkedIn profile against the job description. We will also use your details to contact you about your application.

If your application is successful, we would then use your details to complete your onboarding.

If your application is unsuccessful, your data will be removed from our database after six months.

If you have any further questions about our privacy policy please contact support@quillcontent.com. Your data will never be shared with a third party.

published: May 16, 2018

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