What does a Director of Business Development do?

Business development managers are hired to grow an existing business by finding new and relevant opportunities. They develop an attainable business development strategy often focused on financial gain for the company and arrange business development meetings with prospective clients.

Business development managers follow up with leads, establish relationships with potential new clients, and arrange appointments for sales executives. They research potential accounts within their targeted markets and pursue leads. They follow through with leads, looking for a successful agreement or arrangement. They have an understanding of their target markets, and collaborate with design and sales teams at organizations to ensure the requirements and protocol are met. They attend business meetings with prospective clients and promote the company's products and services while addressing or predicting clients’ current and future objectives. Business development managers need a minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management, finance, accounting, marketing, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Director of Business Development Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹28,90,791 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
Median: ₹29L
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Director of Business Development Career Path

Learn how to become a Director of Business Development, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Director of Business Development
See Career Path

Director of Business Development Insights

Read what Director of Business Development professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Business Development Manager
30 Oct 2020

“It was really creative and innovative and i got the oppurtunity to travel and explore.”

Business Development Manager
8 Jan 2022

“By far one of the best and exciting software companies to work for in Manchester.”

Venus ConceptVenus Concept
Practice Development Manager
27 Nov 2019

“Weird and inconsistent requests/requirements from managers who don't really know the demands of the job.”

Navigo (Australia)Navigo (Australia)
(Senior) Business Development Manager
24 May 2021

“half day Fridays means I have an afternoon to myself and that’s a rare and priceless benefit.”

Assistant Customer Development Manager
20 May 2021

“Poot career opportunities (Hr doea not really listens or comsiders which track employee is interested im)”

Visiting Development Manager
18 Feb 2021

“I am really enjoying my job learning new tasks Training is very helpful so far a great experience”

Razor GroupRazor Group
Venture Development Manager
12 Oct 2021

“possibility to grow as a person and career wise (I started as an intern)”

Business Development Manager
7 Jun 2021

“It is really fun getting to work with OBGYNs and having a great product portfolio to work with!”

See More

Director of Business Development Interviews

Related Careers

Business Developer
50% skills overlap
Business Development Executive
Business Development Associate
63% skills overlap
Sales Representative
38% skills overlap

Director of Business Development jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a director business development

When working as a director business development, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Negotiation, Microsoft Office Suite, Team Leadership and Consulting.

The most similar professions to director business development are:
  • Business Developer
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Development Associate
  • Sales Representative

The most common qualifications to become a director business development 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.