Business Development Executive

First Mile

  • Full Time

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Want to join a Company that’s going places? Come and join First Mile, voted one of the 1,000 companies to inspire Britain 2017 and 2018! We are one of the UK’s leading recycling businesses. We make recycling easy and are passionate about providing amazing services for our customers. As a result, First Mile is growing by 25% every single year!

We have an amazing opportunity for a Business Development Executive in our successful and rapidly expanding team. No previous sales experience necessary; if you have the drive and ambition to succeed, are prepared to work hard, have a great personality and attitude then full training will be given.

We want you to make a real difference to the businesses of London and to the environment!

About the Role

You will join our busy, Inbound team at an exciting time, with an opportunity to play an integral part in the businesses future.

You will be receiving Inbound calls and emails from businesses that have enquired about First Mile’s Recycling services but are yet to become active customers.

You will engage with those businesses to convert them into paying customers by ensuring:

  • You provide great information, timely responses and accurate quotations
  • Converting them into ongoing paying customers

You will often be the first person a potential customer speaks to, giving great advice and recommending the right services to meet their requirements.

Sales experience will be highly regarded, but no sales experience is necessary, if you’re intelligent and good at listening and communicating then we want to hear from you.

We want you to make a real difference; you will learn and be given the support to develop existing and new skills. For further information about us visit our website.


  • Sales and target driven.
  • Bounds of energy and enthusiasm
  • Must be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed
  • Well organised
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at one time.
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Capable of using own initiative
  • Keen interest in environmental issues


Sounds like you?

Only apply if you think you have the talent to add value to our business! Things move pretty quickly around here so don’t delay in making your application.

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining why you’d be great at the role via the button below.

Remuneration: Starting salary £24,000, 33 days holiday allowance, pension contributions. Plus lots of parties, team lunches and other staff benefits!

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