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Business Development Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am a business development manager , who helps businesses to penetrate markets and increase its business share. My role involves preparing business pitches, conducting market researches and meeting clients as well as prospects on daily basis. I am bilingual, I speak Russian and German , I use these languages almost everyday in my work and private time. I am a very happy and sociable person, who is very passionate about hospitality and fashion and I am following hospitality and fashion trends on daily basis, In my free time I love to travel , my last trip was to India, that trip was a breathtaking experience and I hope that one day I will be able to go back. My hobbies are visiting art galleries and exercising at 1 rebel.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Negotation
  • Presentation Communication Skills
  • Russian
  • Creaative Thinking
  • German
  • CRM Analyst

Work history

Currently

Business Development Manager

Newby Teas

May 2015
  • • Managing and maintaining portfolio of 15 accounts in UK and in German & Russian speaking countries. ( Hilton Group, Fairmont, Gleneagles, FourSeasons Hotels, Amazon) • Meeting financial targets (£12.000 per calendar month) • Negotiating strategies with Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors • Developing new prospects and accounts trough tailored pitches and brand presentations • Analyzing the competitor markets and preparing positional mapping • Preparing marketing events such as “The Caterer Summit”, “Fine Art & Antique Fair”, brand promotions in Harvey Nichols • Conducting sales-trips and client visits across UK • Providing bespoke consultancy and tea sommelier training to current accounts • Managing projects of exclusive partnership between Newby and 4Gifters (http://www.4gifters.com)

2015

Brand Manager Assistant

The Box Boutique

Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
  • Brand Manager Assistant / Sep 2012- April 2015 • Conducted strategies for client engagement, client acquisition and brand development • Was in daily communication with suppliers and existing clients • Managed pricing strategy based on competitor research and trends • Processed orders in multiband showrooms of Milan and Paris (E.g Riccardo Grassi, Guffanti, Instyleshowroom) • Maintained social media marketing • Was meeting companies KPI`S • Conducted business trends and competitor analysis • Created seasonal promotions

2014

NPD Consultant

The Arts Club

Mar 2016 - Sep 2014
  • NPD Consultant / May 2014-Sep 2014 • Managed a quantitative research project which led to implementation and creation of new membership propositions • Conducted membership marketing plan according to conducted market research • Created members events calendar related to the new membership propositions • Applied Porters Competitive Strategies for client engagement, client acquisition and brand development ?

2012

Wholesales Assistant

Temperley London

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012
  • • Assisted Temperley existing clients in German and Russian speaking countries • Presented fashion collection at London Fashion Week at the Temperley showroom in Notting Hill • Ensured smooth running of a busy office by management of department administration workload • Welcomed and assisted buying meetings with clients such as Net-a-porter and Harrods • Assisted Temperley look-book 2013 shootings ? • Conducted 20 cold callings per day

Education

2014

Luxury Brand Management

European Business School

Aug 2013 - Nov 2014
  • Leading and Managing the Luxury Business - Product Design Management - Developing Luxury Brands - Historical and Cultural Perspectives in Luxury - Understanding the Luxury Client - Promoting Luxury Brands - Recruiting and Reating Talent - Research Methods - Contemporary Issues in Luxury