Business Development Manager


Chicago IL


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Job ID: EB-1802453850
Category: Sales and Marketing
Location: Chicago, IL

BrainWorks is partnered with a leading market research and management consulting firm. Our client has been around for over 50 years and is looking for a talented, dynamic and experienced Business Development Manager. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with proven experience and an outstanding track record in developing new business for subscription services. This position will be responsible for demonstrating and selling a SaaS platform dedicated to the food service industry.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of exceeding sales targets and strong prospecting and closing skills. Candidates must be extremely comfortable prospecting and developing sales via the telephone. Limited travel to conferences and clients will be required.

Responsibilities include:

• Supporting the development of sales plans
• Prospecting and cultivating new business relationships with potential clients
• Providing management team with progress reporting
• Representing the company at client meetings, presentations, and industry events
• Act as a client focused liaison to our consulting associates to ensure that projects are completed to clients’ specifications and timelines

Knowledge, Skills and Education Requirements

• 2-5 years sales experience
• Understanding and experience in the foodservice and retail sectors is a plus
• Superior new business and prospecting skills a must
• Experience in selling SAAS products
• Must have a courteous and professional phone manner and exceptional conversational skills
• Proven track record of developing leads with timely deal closings
• Highly professional and a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision both independently and as a team with other sales professionals and consultants
• Highly professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work within deadlines in a calm and efficient manner
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
• Utilizes CRM for all conversations, opportunities, and metrics

Excellent career growth opportunities, 401(k), medical, dental, life insurance and an unlimited PTO policy.

BrainWorks is a prominent boutique executive search firm offering a 30-year track record of successfully sourcing and placing top talent. By harnessing proven strategies, collaborating with stakeholders and leveraging a diverse and talented candidate network, BrainWorks helps businesses find, attract, and ultimately hire talented professionals that create differentiated results. Our search services can be offered either on a retained or contingency basis depending on the level of commitment your unique search requires.

BrainWorks offers several distinct practice areas, each directed by a Partner with extensive experience, and knowledge of current trends and industry challenges in their specific discipline. BrainWorks practice areas include the following: Accounting & Finance; Accounting & Finance Interim; Analytics, Data Science & Data Governance; Commodities Technology & Trading; Consumer Products; CRM & Direct Marketing; Cybersecurity; Ecommerce & Digital Marketing; Human Resources; IT & Data Engineering; Market Research & Consumer Insights; Operations & Supply Chain; Private Equity & Portfolio Company Leadership; and Sales.

BrainWorks prides itself on quality, speed and GUARANTEED RESULTS, delivered through our unique QUASAR approach. When you partner with BrainWorks, your company will receive intelligence and industry expertise from consultants who are trustworthy, caring and passionate about your business needs. https://brainworksinc.com.

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