Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the Business Development Associate role encompasses 3 core responsibilities, along with other functions as may be required to ensure that key performance indicators for the business are achieved:
You’ll be responsible for the organizing and handling of sales materials, product samples and customer interactions, including cold calling, quotes and other administration, so that prospective customers receive the information they require to make a purchase and relationships with current customers are professionally maintained. Your drive to be in the thick of things and get stuff done will ensure success in this role.
Build and manage targeted sales pipelines:
Work with Marketing to prepare campaigns:
Coordinate sales operations activities:
Provide support to the business as required:
Enthusiastic – you love interacting with people and can get people excited about new ideas – even when you walk into a room cold. Your drive and go-get-em attitude means you’re the one who gets things done and gets results without a lot of instructions.
Service-oriented – you understand the importance of engagement, integrity and unwavering focus on customers to drive lifetime value and brand reputation.
Leadership potential – you’re a self-starter who comes with your own batteries to work independently, identify opportunities for improvement and recommend solutions. You’re motivated to grow businesses and take on roles with more responsibility as they grow. Of course, being a leader means you work well with people and can find clever ways to make things happen.
Flexible – things rarely go according to plan. You understand that the ambiguous nature of business means you’ll often be changing priorities and doing things outside your comfort zone. You’re also open to working extended or unusual hours to attend events and chip in as part of the team.
Capable – you’ve got a business degree and experience in sales, B2B business development, consumer goods or some interesting combination of all of the above. Experience in the grocery/food or plastics industry could be an asset, but certainly not essential.
Monthly salary dependent on experience, plus potential for commissions.
Some evening/weekend work and travel may be required to accommodate events or sales meetings.
If this sounds like the job for you, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2018.