• Business Development Specialist at UL

  • Posted on: 14 September, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • UL is a global leader in advancing safety science and has more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions — from the public adoption of electricity to breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL safeguards people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers'‚Äč products each year. The UL family of companies includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries.

    Business Development Specialist for Consumer Retail Services


    Job description

    At UL we have been working for a safer world since 1894 and we are still expanding. Do you want to use your skills and experience and take the next step being part of this journey? If so we now offer a new position as Business Development Specialist to further grow our business within Consumer Retail Services in South Africa.

    Our new Business Development Specialist will work out of our Johannesburg office and will have a dual reporting line to a European Manager and to our local Country Manager.

    The assignment:

    Under general direction, the Business Development Specialist coordinates with UL's larger customers within the Consumer Retail Services Division. Assists in carrying out pre-determined strategies with industry leads to generate revenue growth and achieve booking goals. Builds and maintains strong client relationships and participates in customer meetings to ensure customer satisfaction. Promotes the organizations capabilities to clients, and identifies target opportunities to be forwarded to account managers in order to drive a foundation of industry growth for UL.

    Job responsibilities:

    • Provide assistance to management on potential business needs leads, and follows-up on existing customers, in order to help develop product sales.
    • Responds effectively to urgent and sensitive customer issues, and focuses on sustaining customer satisfaction and loyalty by maintaining a relationship with the customer.
    • Develops and masters researching techniques to identify prospective customers, and to identify the decision makers in the prospective organizations.
    • Develops and manages relationships with assigned prospects and customers, and works with the sales staff to assess account potential.
    • Assists in up-selling opportunities.
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    • University Degree (equivalent to Bachelor's degree) in Engineering, or a related disciplines plus generally five years of relevant experience in handing business development or sales activity.
    • Knowledgeable in new product development and portfolio management concepts.
    • A comprehensive knowledge of services offered by UL.
    • Demonstrated ability on how to develop a business.
    • Must possess excellent management, as well as organizational skills
    • Possess the ability to cope with stress and effectively prioritize tasks
    • Must possess effective communication and writing skills
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
    • Fluent English

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Business Development

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UL career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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