Job title: Business Development Executive
Salary: £26,000 – £31,000pa
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 6.00pm, but flexibility essential

Posted: 2 November 2021

Business Development Executive

We are currently looking for a Business Development Executive to join our head office team in London.

This is a role for a sales professional with:

  • An enthusiastic, positive attitude and great communication skills.
  • A good understanding of video production processes and the current video landscape
  • A strong creative mind and excellent writing skills.
  • A deep understanding of sales and client management.
  • The desire and ability to help our clients achieve their video goals.

The role will include a range of activities to generate new clients and new business for the company.

You’ll be:

  • Responding to sales enquiries and proactively seeking out new clients.
  • Working with filmmakers and animators to develop treatments and ideas for new projects.
  • Writing proposals for everything from quick turnaround jobs and long-term documentary projects, responding to tenders and costing up streaming jobs.
  • Preparing and leading pitches and interviews for new clients.
  • Developing templates, briefing documents and more to support the sales process
  • Working with the wider team to plan content and updates for our digital presence.
  • Working within the HubSpot CRM to monitor and manage sales performance.

Desired skills include:

  • Experience using CRM software, particularly HubSpot.
  • Experience using G-Suite

Who are Chocolate Films?

Chocolate Films is a video production company with bases in London, Glasgow and Berlin. For the last 20 years we’ve been making films for a huge range of clients in the arts and heritage, commercial, charity, education and healthcare sectors. We have a large talented in-house team of videographers, editors and animators with great kit. And we’re a social enterprise – we use our profits to support a video workshop programme for children and young people.

You’ll be starting to work for us at an exciting time, as we’re currently in the process of building a studio and office space in Nine Elms, London (opening in 2022).

Payment: Annual salary of £26,000 – 31,000 depending on experience.

Terms: Full-time, following an initial 6 months probationary period.

Location: Chocolate Films London office (Battersea).

Regular working week Monday to Friday 9.00 – 6pm.

Holidays: 20 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter  to

Applications by 14 November 2021.

Round 1 interviews and practicals: w/c 21 November

Round 2 interviews w/c 28 November

Role to begin in January 2022