A business development manager is responsible for the growth and market position of the organization, including the development of business relationships that will positively impact the organization. Job responsibilities of a business development manager include maintaining customer relationships, locating and developing relationships with new clients in order to grow the business, creating and presenting material to clients, identifying new trends in the industry, advising the company on how to capitalize on market trends, enhancing the organization's reputation among clients and participating in pricing solutions.
A bachelor's degree in a related industry field is required to be a business development manager. Helpful job skills include very strong communication skills, strong negotiation skills, initiative, ability to work independently, ability to close deals, knowledge of the market, strong presentation abilities, self-motivation, analytical skills when determining market trends, and ability to maintain a positive attitude consistently. The future job market outlook for a business development manager is strong and increasing.