Business Development Assistant at What3Words
London, GB

If you are looking to enter the world of entrepreneurship, this is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate to join a rapidly-growing business in its scale-up phase.


As our what3words team grows, we need bright, ambitious and energetic people to join our business development team in a support role.


This role is likely to suit a recent graduate if you’re ready for a challenge and looking to accelerate your career, and is a role that will come with global travel opportunities.


About you


It’s likely that you have had an exceptional work or academic history when compared against your peers. You will be excited by challenge and want to be part of something world-changing.


You are likely to have graduated from a top-tier university – or to have done something exceptional instead of going to university. We are much more interested in you, your ambition and your natural skills than in specific experience.




This role will sometimes include weekend travel and evening work, including attending events, networking and dinner engagements.


Your responsibilities will include:


Administrative work to support the successful operations of the Business Development team

Research, lead sourcing, data analysis and presentation to support strategic decision making

Creation and presentation of resources to enable the sales process(e.g. slide decks)

Event set-up, attendance and management, including sourcing meetings beforehand and following up afterwards

Managing inbound enquiries and helping clients integrate what3words into their own products and services

Attending high-level meetings with senior team members, and managing the follow-up process

Assisting UK teams with lead generation, lead qualification and outbound sales work

Assist in setup and delivery of pilots/POCs across verticals


You will be:


extremely tech-savvy, with an excellent understanding of what3words

an exceptionally strong written communicator – you must have an eye for detail and accuracy

able to make resources of a very high standard (e.g. beautiful slide decks), in short periods of time

an extremely fast learner who can pick up from watching and participating rather than being taught

flexible, and excellent at adapting your behaviour to different situations – from high-level relationship management to administrative work – and cultural contexts

ambitious and interested in building a long-term career with us

a team-player, motivated by working with a close-knit team and supporting colleagues in their work to drive the business forward

highly organised, able to juggle a large workload and prioritise effectively

incredibly proactive and intuitive, able to learn quickly to anticipate needs and understand what needs to be done without being told


You will have


a degree from a top-tier university (though impressive experience from the university of life counts too)

excellent communication skills, being able to interact with external and internal colleagues and manage stakeholder relationships inside and outside of the business

a common-sense approach

exemplary planning and time-management skills

discretion and diplomacy


Bonus points if you


speak multiple languages (especially those spoken in multiple geographies, such as French, Spanish, Arabic, and/or Chinese)

have written code or developed a product or idea from scratch

have lived or worked abroad

can start immediately


About the team


Our business development team is made up of bright graduates, experienced team builders and outstanding salespeople. We are looking for someone dynamic who believes in our vision for change and is excited to join the company at this stage of growth.


We have a culture that encourages curiosity and imagination in how we achieve our goals, and an absolute focus on building a global business.


This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining what3words, as we begin to explore new global territories. We hope in 5 years you will be proud to tell people you were one of the early joiners at what3words.


What next?


We are looking for someone to start this role as soon as possible in, so applications will be considered as and when we receive them.


Please note that this role will be based in our London office, therefore we will only accept applications from individuals based in London (or ready to move to London immediately) and those that have authorisation to work in the UK.


Get in touch with some combination a CV and cover letter – you can send all of this and anything else you think we should see.