Desired Character Qualities: Attentiveness, Availability, Dependability, Discretion, Initiative, Persuasiveness, Truthfulness, Wisdom
Job Summary: The Business Development Manager is responsible for identifying, developing, negotiating, and closing new corporate business opportunities. Responsible for the development and implementation of account specific business planning; achieving account profitability and sales targets.
Essential Job Functions:
- Identifies and communicates sales opportunities to the Regional Manager
- Executes established processes around weekly goals, patterns, and benchmarks for Business Development team
- Expertly qualifies inbound inquiries and proactively prospects into target accounts
- Meets/exceeds required quota of qualified sales leads
- Works closely with Marketing and Product Applications team to produce marketing materials
- Possess knowledge of products, competitive markets, category management, brands, customers’ issues, and internal business needs
- Coordinates with field teams to coordinate customer activities across store and distributor boundaries.
- Build relationships at all levels through corporate customer organizations.
- Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Reports all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or a Health Safety and Environmental team member
- Participates in proactive teams to achieve departmental and company goals
- Provides leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
- Performs other duties as assigned
- 3-5 years’ industry experience and/or sales capacity; or completion of the KSS Training Program required
- Experience with national account sales and/or large account penetration, negotiation, and maintenance techniques required
- Excellent sales, negotiation, and team building skills and techniques required
- Must have analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral or diagram form
- Ability to interface and demonstrate leadership both internally and externally
- Time management skills, ability to respond, sense of urgency, and ability to prioritize efforts preferred
- Capable of effectively presenting information to internal and external groups
- Proficient computer skills
- Must have valid driver’s license and clean MVR
- Must pass background check and drug screen
- Negotiating – Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.
- Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Technical Learning – Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge – like Internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars.
- Presentation Skills – Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings; one-on- one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.
- Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
- Comfort Around Higher Management – Can deal comfortably with more senior managers; can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs; can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.
- Composure – Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
- Strategic Agility – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Supervisory Responsibilities: No
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred
- Office environment
- Repetitive use of hands
- Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 75 lbs.
- 80% Daily Travel
- 10% Overnight Travel
We offer competitive salaries and offer excellent benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k).
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