Business Development Manager

  • Job Tracking ID: 512155-516509
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: January 4, 2016



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Job Description:

 

Only Technomic delivers a 360 view of the food industry. We drive growth and profitability for our clients by providing the most reliable, consumer-grounded, channel-relevant data, with forward-looking, strategic insights. Our services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Our clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry.

We offer excellent career growth opportunities, a competitive salary, profit sharing, 401(k), and outstanding benefits. We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems. 

If you have a strong interest in a career with a firm dedicated to client service excellence and cutting-edge solutions to marketing and management problems and issues, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history. Due to the large volume of responses we receive, we can only respond to candidates of interest.

We are currently seeking a dynamic, qualified Business Development Manager to join our firm. We offer the opportunity to work with senior executives in driving their company’s growth and profitability.

Specific Requirements and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a track record of exceeding sales targets and strong skills with relationship management and consultative selling are a must. Understanding of market research, and experience selling to marketing VPs, market researchers and C-level executives required. Candidates must be extremely comfortable prospecting and developing sales via the telephone. Prior experience working with national accounts is a plus. Travel will be required.

Responsibilities include supporting the development of sales plans, selling a range of market research and related strategic products, prospecting and cultivating new business relationships with potential clients, articulating the capabilities of Technomic products and projects, providing management team with progress reporting, and representing the company at client meetings, presentations, and industry events. Candidate must also act as a client focused liaison to our consulting associates to ensure that projects are completed to clients’ specifications and timelines.

We offer excellent career growth opportunities, a competitive salary, profit sharing, 401(k), Section 125, transit benefits, and life, dental and Blue Cross health insurance. Technomic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems. Technomic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have a strong interest in a career with a firm dedicated to client service excellence and cutting-edge solutions to marketing and management problems and issues, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history. Due to the large volume of responses we receive, we can only respond to candidates of interest.

For additional information on Technomic please visit our website at: www.technomic.com

Technomic is an EOE.

Experience and Skills:

* Bachelor’s Degree or above
* 5 years sales experience
* Strong understanding and experience in the foodservice and retail sectors
* Telephone sales and development, in-person meetings skills a must
* Must have a courteous and professional phone manner and exceptional conversational skills
* Experience selling intangibles, market research preferred
* Proven track record of developing leads with timely deal closings
* Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to present to large and small groups in sales meetings
* 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