It’s also possible to move into a business development manager role from related jobs such as commercial manager, account manager, sales executive, business development executive and sales manager. The programme normally consists of a series of six group training events each year, held on a member’s farm and facilitated by a CAFRE Development Adviser. BDG members also have the opportunity to undertake farm performance benchmarking to identify areas in the farm business that have the potential to be improved. CAFRE Advisers provide support to members to prepare business development plans to help improve the technical efficiency and sustainability of their farms. Members also have the opportunity to achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Agricultural Business Development qualification.
You could also use your skills in sales, marketing and project management to move into other roles, for example as a business analyst. Business development managers are the cornerstone of any successful organisation … Read More