Before I started this blog, I googled the definition of Business Development. Not because after 3 months I still don’t know how to do my job, but when I explain it to my friends and family, I tell them I develop our business. They always respond by asking what that means and wanting more of an elaborate answer. According to the Forbes definition, “Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships.”
If you are looking at my definition or the definition provided by Forbes, my job from the outside, appears rather boring. I respectfully disagree and I think I have the best job at eLuxurySupply! Very few people can say they love what they do, well I love what I do! (I understand that I have still evaded what I actually do every day) Well, the long wait is over…I suppose I will give you a quick glimpse of what I do every day.
For those who don’t know, eLuxurySupply is an ecommerce company and currently, I manage a group of online marketplaces that we sell our product on. Each marketplace has its own setup and its own set of guidelines for me to follow when it comes to working with them. I also reach out to them for them to run deals on our product. Deals are a selected group of products that are generally more advertised during the time the deal is run and are listed at a sale price. Aside from the marketplaces that are currently managed, I also reach out to buyers on new potential marketplaces to possibly start working with them as well.
Aside from working with marketplaces, I also work with all of our new product development. I look into new and potential ideas and once an idea is turned into a product, I follow it until the product is released. New product development can be one of the more time consuming yet rewarding aspects of the job. Finding the right product and developing it to the right market can be beneficial to consumers as well as us.
So…what I do is clear as mud, right? I’m glad we clarified what I do every day. In the short time I have been at eLuxurySupply, my job has already expanded into different roles. Although at times, I feel like I am as productive as someone trying to heard cats, my job is rewarding day in and day out. I work with a wonderful group of people and I can truly say, I love my job!