Sarah Pickering

Business Development Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • TV
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Account Manager
  • Presenting
  • Administration
  • Brand Management
  • Business Development
  • Data Entry
  • Pitching
  • Problem Solving
  • Web Content
  • Content and Media Writing

Work history


Business Development Manager

Centaur Media

Jul 2014
  • I currently work as a Business Development Manager within the UK commercial team of Fashion and Beauty Monitor, an online intelligence tool based across the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry. I am the sole Advertising Business Development Manager and so am entirely responsible for the product ‘Fashion and Beauty Monitor Jobs’ as well as advertising across the site. My day-to-day responsibilities include: • Hitting revenue targets in order to grow the product further • Hitting KPI’s • Account Management • Business Development • Cold calling • Formulating business proposals • Client Relationship Management • Negotiation • Solving problems and objections • Responsible for all social media across Fashion Monitor Jobs with a Twitter following of over 19.8k • Organization • Meeting strict deadlines • Brand management • Product development • Market research Through these responsibilities I believe I have attained the following transferable skills and competencies to succeed: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Strong commercial awareness • Resilience • Ability to build close and trusted relationships with those I work with as well as clients • Professional, responsive and personable • Strong interpersonal skills • Proof-reading skills • Excellent time management and ability to hit deadlines • Team player but also able to work independently and proactively when required • Excellent IT skills (including Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel)


Recruitment Consultant

The Hydrogen Group

Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
  • I worked as a Recruitment Consultant within the Oil and Gas Sector focusing on placing high caliber candidates into large Oil and Gas clients. I entered the company as a researcher before being promoted to a 360 consultant, enabling me to take on my own accounts and build client relationships in a target driven environment. My day-to-day responsibilities include: • Business development • Client relationship management • Building and maintaining relationships • Marketing and communications • Promoting the business in an effective manner • Brand management • Market research • Delivering presentations and business propositions • Cold calling • Meeting strict deadlines • Organization




Durham University

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012