Junior Business Development and Marketing Executive


Opinium is looking to add an ambitious and entrepreneurial entry-level Junior Business Development & Marketing Executive to join its London team to continue accelerating our business growth by attracting and retaining clients. Given the broad nature of this role, success requires a positive, collaborative attitude and eagerness to jump in across business development and marketing tasks. As such, the role comes with significant growth opportunity.

About Opinium

We are a fast growing, service orientated independent insight agency built on the belief that in a world of uncertainty and complexity, success depends on the ability to stay on the pulse of what people think, feel and do. We pride ourselves on innovative research solutions and excellent customer service; have an enviable list of clients and ambitious growth plans.

What you’ll bring

We want individuals who have the confidence to take on new challenges with a positive attitude and can work to deadlines. We want people who can use their initiative, respond to feedback and mostly importantly, want to learn.

Key responsibilities:

Support Opinium’s CEO:

  • Directly work with and support the CEO with his business development and networking efforts

Agency wide Business Development:

  • Maintain & update the CRM – including chasing down leads/clients who move roles
  • Ensure the Opportunity Tracker (proposal & project database) is up to date
  • Ensure all inbound leads into the business development inbox have been picked up and allocated – send holding emails in the first instance
  • Undertake research into new business prospects
  • Develop sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts
  • Identify decision makers within targeted leads to begin sales process
  • Create and deliver qualified opportunities to other team members
  • Maintain and expand the company’s database of prospects
  • Ensure follow ­up by passing leads to appropriate team members with calls ­to­ action, dates, complete profile information, sources, etc.
  • Manage relationship with our external business development support
  • Update the main account management spreadsheet each month


  • Support the marketing team in the maintenance of all Opinium marketing collateral
  • Bring your own creative spark to our marketing and communications
  • Edit work prepared by team members
  • Prepare collateral needed/complete application forms for award entries
  • Support marketing efforts such as trade shows, conferences, exhibits, and other events
  • Create and build emails for email marketing campaigns using software such as Mailchimp
  • Write content for the company blog, website, and social media channels
  • Build webpages, create landing pages, and generally update the website
  • Work closely with our external PR team to build, maintain, and manage our reputation

Skills and qualities:

  • Highly developed organisational, time-management, and co-ordination skills
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Pro-active and clear communication skills
  • Good proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Confident, friendly, and professional approach
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative as well as take instruction
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Enthusiastic, with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude to work and a desire to develop
  • Ability to establish relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • A good academic record
  • 1 year of experience in an agency would be beneficial, but not necessary

What you can expect from us:

  • A job that can grow as quickly as you can – our headcount has more than doubled in the last two years and this is only the start
  • The tools, resources and support you need to succeed and grow
  • A collaborative and supportive team
  • A truly flexible work environment, with a focus on prioritising work-life balance
  • A fun, inclusive and thoughtful company culture
  • Competitive salary, annual leave, and an excellent pension scheme
  • Benefits including life insurance, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, Bike to Work scheme, Season Ticket Loan, generous savings plans and a monthly allowance for Urban Wellness or a subsidised gym membership

If you think this internship might be for you, what are you waiting for?

Share your CV and tell us about a piece of research you’d like to conduct and why!

What our team members say

“Opinium is a great place to work. I got responsibility early on which has helped me to grow fast in my career, the work is varied and interesting, and the company is very open and ambitious. The best thing about Opinium are the people!”

“The reason I love Opinium is because of the diverse experience and skills of the team. This melting pot of talent ensures the company has a unique learning culture where everyone from interns to Research Directors are learning something new every day.”