Business Development Associate | Finest People Philippines

  • Want to kickstart a career in business development?
  • Interested in growing a network with senior decision makers in the APAC region?
  • Looking for a challenging and commercial career, where personal development comes first?
  • Have a proactive, solution-focused mindset

Then look no further, you are the Business Development Associate we've been looking for!


About Finest People

Finest People is a recruitment consultancy that specializes in matching the best sales and digital marketing professionals with the most exciting companies in the region, living up to our name by helping our clients find the finest people in the field to join their team.

We bridge the two sides of the recruitment process. We don’t just help our candidates take the next step in their careers; we enable them to take the best possible step toward the future they envision for themselves. As for our clients, the most exciting companies in Singapore, we don’t stop at filling a role; we enable their growth by attracting the best qualified digital talents in the field to join their teams and drive results.

Where do you fit in as a Business Development Associate?

As a Business Development Associate, your primary responsibility is to increase our client base and develop relationships with these partners. This is a new role as our team continues to grow. Day to day you will be working closely with Recruitment Consultants and coordinating with our Marketing team. You will report to the Head of Office and be mentored by our Strategy Director. Responsibilities include:

  • Converting leads to clients.
  • Cold calling and cold messaging prospects.
  • Building, growing, and maintaining a high-quality professional network of clients.
  • Building a contact database of prospective companies.
  • Negotiating and renegotiating business terms with senior stakeholders
  • Identifying, researching, and developing new business opportunities.
  • Building long-term relationships with our clients who are global decision makers: i.e., C-Suite, Founders, Owners, Presidents, VPs, Directors, or Hiring Managers.
  • Collaborating with our Marketing team on marketing processes and campaigns bringing in new clients.
  • Ensuring all business development activities are documented, coordinated, & executed in a timely manner.

What’s needed from you?

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ease with outbound client cold calling
  • Excitement with the prospect of speaking daily with clients
  • Comfortability sparring, negotiating, and creating solutions with high level decision makers
  • Hunter, commercial, and proactive mindset
  • Highly competitive nature
  • Supportive and collaborative mindset
  • Motivation to develop yourself (personally and professionally)
  • An inner drive to make the best out of every situation

What would set you apart?

  • Exemplary English proficiency – especially in verbal communications
  • 1-2 years of experience in business development
  • Experience and ease with outbound client cold calling
  • Well-versed in negotiating and managing international clients
  • Exposure or understanding of recruitment, talent acquisition, sourcing, and/or HR industry
  • Has worked in a startup environment

What we offer

  • Personal and professional development through a continuous training program
  • Access to a fully equipped company kitchen to help you live a healthier lifestyle
  • Business travel to Singapore to meet clients
  • Direct impact on the business growth of Finest People


If you want to know more about this life-changing opportunity and want to kickstart your success, send your resume to!

Questions about this job?

Rey Gigataras

Team Leader & Recruitment Consultant Senior Digital

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Here's how Finest People works:

After applying for the job you'll receive an e-mail where you will be asked to fill in our intake-form. Afterwards we'll contact you as soon as possible. Want to get in touch before we do? Call +65 6018 5800.
A recruiter with deeper knowledge of your go-to market will get in touch with you. During a scheduled call, you'll get to know each other, discuss your professional background, determine your USP's and review more roles that could be interesting for you.
Excited about one of the jobs we've discussed? And does your profile match our clients criteria? Then we’ll introduce you to set up an interview!
If there's mutual interest, we'll schedule an interview for you. In this first interview you'll discuss the role, talk about your professional background, and both check if there's a click.
You've been invited to a second interview! It's common that the client asks you to make a case study (on beforehand or during this interview) to show that you're competent enough to meet the standards of the role.
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