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Business Development Account Manager (International business)


Information about the position

  • Place of work: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 600 EUR/month€1,600 (initial minimum salary in the first year of employment) + bonuses, benefits & 3 years employment prospect
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

BONARD is a leading international research and advisory company serving the growing real estate sector of alternate asset classes. BONARD’s culture, atmosphere, approach, and values all reflect the care, ambition, drive, and consistency we are looking for in our new Business Development Account Manager.

Our business is global, our clients are the largest investment and pension funds, asset managers, and individual investors in the world. We provide the hard-to get data, insights and analyses that inform and support their major capital investments. Our dedicated business team based in Slovakia are in constant communication with the market to build and nurture high level client relationships.

The Role
We are looking for a bright, ambitious, confident, and well-mannered business manager with common sense to join our Business Development Department and assume responsibility for new client acquisition as well as for maintaining and expanding business activities with existing partners.

While the role demands a high degree of self-sufficiency and ownership, it also requires working closely with the Marketing Department to convert market opportunities into new business projects as well as working closely with our Research Department to develop compelling business value propositions for our core clients.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and listening skills, the ability to contextualize information, and be sensitive to non-verbal communication cues. Dealing with high-profile clientele, traveling, and meeting them at the conferences or their headquarters in the world's major cities will require a mature and professional attitude as well as the desire to learn and grow.

Balancing these soft skills, the candidate should also possess a strong sense of detail in planning, preparation and reporting as well as a high degree of consistency in executing sales activities.

After many years of refining our client approach and care, we take pride in our business philosophy and practices. Through the use of engaging content, meaningful conversations, and sample provision of our data and service, we build the trust and respect that result in sales and lasting business partnerships. Our sales process is sophisticated and suits candidates with a desire to increase their business acumen and elevate their skills to the next level.

Your tasks will include:
1. Client management & public-facing
- Leading client conversations
- Presenting the company's products and services to clients and partners through
conference calls, face-to-face meetings, or conferences
- Representing the company at events, conferences, and other forums abroad
- Regularly visiting clients in major cities across Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy,
Spain, Netherlands)
- Preparing business proposals, quotations, calculations, and contracts, as well as
draft project budgets
- Public speaking – delivering online and in person presentations

2. Timely tracking & reporting
- Responsibility for timely and accurate input of information into the company's CRM system
- Keeping regular sales records
- Preparation and reporting on weekly and monthly sales reports (conversions, deals, targets, activities, etc.)

3. Cooperation, planning, and interfacing
- Participation in regular meetings with the head of the Business Development department
- Communication and collaboration with other managers and the respective departments

Employee perks, benefits

- Experience working in a dynamic, international environment that provides support, training and mentorship from our team of seasoned professionals
- Frequent/regular international travel across Europe
- Education and professional development opportunity
- Flexible working hours with home office options
- Competitive base remuneration plus attractive bonus system
- Multiple teambuilding, knowledge sharing and other company wide events
- A collegial working atmosphere with fantastic people who are not only colleagues but also friends always willing to advise, help, encourage

Information about the selection process

To be included in the selection process, please send us your CV and cover letter (both in English). Based on that, we will invite the most suitable candidates for personal interviews.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

The position is suitable for candidates with a university education, ideally in the business field

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• Responsibility and ownership of own agenda
• Enthusiasm and drive
• Attention to detail
• Positive and proactive approach to work
• Excellent interpersonal skills and common sense
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Focus on achieving goals
• Entrepreneurial spirit and self-sufficiency
• Previous sales experience (min 2 years)
• Previous experience in international business (advantage)
• Previous experience with own business (small/business owner – advantage)


Brief description of the company

BONARD is an established reputable consultancy in the international student sector and real estate segment of student accommodation (UNWTO Affiliate member, ESOMAR member, GRI member, 14 years market experience). We provide market research and development to over 100 governments, institutions, investors and diverse group of high ranking companies all over the globe. Our international team (40 pax, 8 nationalities, 4 offices - in Vienna, Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Tianjin China) is highly dynamic and innovative. Our employees are committed to great outcomes and extraordinary results.

Our clients are from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Spain, France, Germany, China, Australia, New Zealand.

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Number of employees

25-49 employees