A Day in the Life of Mohnish Prasad, Business Development Manager at Jump On It

While the series so far has focused mainly on PR professionals, I thought it would be cool to branch out to other similar industries.

Mohnish is currently the Business Development Manager at Jump On It –  one of the largest group buying organisations in Australia – with a role that’s focused on using social media to connect businesses with new markets.

But besides working for a company that boasts an awesome name, Mohnish is also a budding rock star, self-declared table tennis champion and recovering poker addict. How does he juggle all of this? Well, seems like playing on the PS3 after work is the answer!

READY, STEADY, GO!

6.30am – Wake up from hibernation to shower and get ready for work

7.00am  - leave home and drive to the station

7.30am – On a train heading into the city. I like  the train because it give me time to check and respond to emails, get latest industry news, update Facebook while ignoring numerous friend requests from randoms, check twitter feed. I like to listen to some tunes on my iPod while all this is in progress .

8.20am – Arrive at office for a new day of work, check emails at office and respond to any urgent ones.

8.30am – Team meeting to go through previous days sales results and month to date results and forecasts.

9.00am – New business lead generating and lead washing to ensure client is not being contacted by multiple people. Cold calling

10.30am – Quick break go for a quick walk to the harbour.

10.45am – Back in office to continue cold calling and lead generating

12.30 pm – Lunch I like to go out and eat lunch by the harbour but if its really busy I just eat at my desk or in the office kitchen

1.30 pm – Back in the office. Cold calls are done for the day, follow-up appointments set, contracts sent out and majority of new client pitching done. Send out emails to these clients

2.00pm– Follow up and reconnect with warm leads and with clients who I already manage. I like to keep the line of communication open so my existing clients can bounce marketing and sales ideas off of me and I can provide them with any feedback.

3.30pm – Quick break another walk around the harbour while snacking on something yummy or tuna..which is not in the yummy category but is still considered food.

3.45pm – Chase up any outstanding contracts

4.30pm – Respond to emails and start planning and reviewing campaigns that are yet to go live.

5.30pm – Pack up and head to the train station to continue working on leads and planning for the next day on the way home.

6.45pm – Arrive at gym and start work out.

8.00pm – Leave gym and head home for some dinner and relaxation.

9pm – Shower,  eat, watch some Foxtel, DVD with my sister or play some PS3 to unwind.

11pm – In bed, ready to sleep

***To contact Mohnish, get in touch via mohnish.prasad@jumponit.com or through his LinkedIn***