What does a Business Associate do?

Business associates help their employers to acquire and retain customers. They follow sales leads and open up new avenues for the business to target and focus on customer relationship management. Business associates find and pursue possible leads in the hopes of finding new customers and interested parties. When new products launch, they inform existing customers and present them positively and excitedly.

Business associates answer questions and help solve problems to maintain customer satisfaction and track all sales and report new opportunities to management. Business associates believe in their company and have a passion for getting the services and messages in front of appropriate and desired audiences at all times. They share information at events and networking opportunities, work with upper management, and craft workable elevator pitches. After presenting to prospects and existing clients, they schedule follow-ups with interested parties. Business associates need a bachelor's degree in business management or administration.

What responsibilities are common for Business Associate jobs?
  • Conduct regular, standing meetings with customer executives and internal business partners.
  • Support efforts related to recruiting, employee development and training.
  • Develop, revise and update policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit intake forms for new small business contacts.
  • Provide support and advice to internal stakeholders on a range of policies, agreements and processes.
  • Work independently with key stakeholders to identify and address client needs in a collaborative approach.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of assigned business unit(s), their goals, and key milestones.
  • Render judgments and make timely decisions in alignment with business objectives.
  • Recommend recovery strategies, options, and assist with the implementation of recovery solutions.
  • Work with leaders to embed team structures, role clarity, goal alignment and other measures.
  • Partner with leaders to develop people strategies to further their business objectives.
  • Oversee annual and/or major gift activities to support strategic plan.
  • Serve as first point of contact for customer relationship management.
  • Identify efforts that will have the greatest strategic impact.
What are the typical qualifications for Business Associate jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Requires careful attention to detail.
  • Skilled with maintaining and creating spreadsheets.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹5,25,252 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹3L
Median: ₹5L
₹12L
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Business Associate Career Path

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Business Associate
₹5,25,252/yr
Business Associate II
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Business Associate

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
18%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
19%
8+
17%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Business Associate Insights

Read what Business Associate professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Chartwells Higher Education Dining ServicesChartwells Higher Education Dining Services
Business Student
23 Mar 2022

“I guess it might depend on your account and supervisor but my supervisor was so fun!”

MerilyticsMerilytics
Business Associate
16 Jul 2022

“The teams I worked on almost always got great feedback from clients which is very motivating.”

ReliaQuestReliaQuest
Business
1 Dec 2020

“I am very satisfied with my career path right now and I know it can only get better.”

Kia MotorsKia Motors
Business Specialist
4 Sept 2020

“Do not expect to get promoted based on performance and the pay is not competitive.”

LenovoLenovo
Business Partner
15 Feb 2022

“Several rounds of layoffs in the 5 years I was there and no real career growth or development.”

AutoRentalsAutoRentals
Business Team
3 May 2021

“There is extremely great work/life balance and I am able to prioritize my family and my career collectively.”

KFintechKFintech
Business-HR
16 Sept 2020

“Salary: Disbursement of salary happens timely and we never face any delay in the same.”

Startline Motor Finance
New Business Team
14 May 2021

“Training was done quickly and then moved to a trial and error basis for applications.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Business Associate

The most similar professions to Business Associate are:
  • Business Development Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Business Associate is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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