Entry Level Business Development Associate - Hiring in Green BayPrimary responsibilities are to generate new sales and expand existing customer base. The Business Development Associate will also be prospecting, scheduling meetings, closing deals, negotiating contracts, building and maintaining long-term client and employee relationships, and regularly conduct business at construction job sites.
The Business Development Associate is expected to work the DeLeers Sales System for the customer to close deals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Actively prospects, contacts, influences, and supports new business development. Identifies prospective customers by effectively following leads.
- Serves as a primary point of contact with prospective builders. Conducts quality sales account meetings. Quality meetings are defined as meetings that move the buying process forward and are indicated by a clear commitment objective and substantial notes outlining the outcome of the meeting and conveying the next activity that must be scheduled.
- Focuses on new customer/client acquisitions targeting key areas and clientele in accordance with the business plan in order to drive results and meet established goals. Depending on sales volume, a high percentage of meetings should be with prospects and infrequent buyers.
- Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships with existing customers. Effectively matches the best solutions to current and prospective customer needs by listening carefully and taking the time to thoroughly understand customers’ issues. Executes needs assessment for customers and prospects through probing questions, proper research and utilizing all resources available.
- Represents the Company in a professional manner while facilitating, negotiating, coordinating, and closing of construction sales.
- Handles all customer and prospect requests in a timely and professional manner and uses all internal resources to resolve any challenges ensuring a “very satisfied” customer.
- Works closely with drafters/designers to develop plans to satisfy prospects’ and customers’ needs and presents solutions to prospects and customers. Provides complete and accurate information in a neat, concise and readable format.
- Works closely with estimators to ensure timely, accurate quoting on all job projects bids.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates with Project Managers, design department, estimating department in order to ensure a smooth process for all builders.
- Maintains awareness of markets, competitor activities and problems; recognizes trends that develop, makes appropriate recommendations to Business Development Leadership.
- Creates and presents accurate, high-quality, professional proposals and presentations for our customers, potential prospects, outside parties, and management when necessary.
- Monitors and reports all prospect and sales activities/results (weekly, monthly, annually) in order to track against established goals and objectives.
- Works closely with Business Development Leadership to coordinate efforts with internal/external marketing resources according to annual marketing plan goals.
- Provides input and feedback for the process of setting annual strategic marketing goals based on industry knowledge, research and trends.
- Recommends and develops new tactics and strategies to complement marketing plan based on industry, economy and competitive trends. Conducts ongoing market research in target niche areas, and works with Business Development Leadership to continually define new target market areas and establish guidelines for desired job projects.
- Works closely with Business Development Leadership to monitor and analyze sales trends and forecasts in order to reach the short and long term sales goals established. Recommends annual sales targets based on sales statistics for future business development and growth opportunities.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attends and actively participates in weekly sales meetings.
- Attends and represents DeLeers Construction, Inc. at community events, industry and sales related shows, conferences, and trade association meetings.
- Keeps current in market and industry trends, regulatory developments, and economic indicators by reading published information and attending authorized trainings and/or participating in company training programs as required, in order to develop targeted sales initiatives and/or respond proactively to emerging customer issues, and to enhance the quality and efficiency of service to current and potential customers.
- Performs any special assignments, additional projects, or other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position as required by management.
SUCCESS IN POSITION WILL INCLUDE:
- Technical Account Management – Ability to technically manage accounts utilizing Outlook, Timberline estimating and other tools provided for account management.
- New Business Development – Brings new business to the company, and consistently builds a deeper customer base.
- Sales Engineers – Knows company offerings and is able to use offerings in combinations to meet customer needs and improve income generation.
- Technical Representation – Understands and can apply technical knowledge of the build industry to help resolve customer problems.
- Solutions Representative – Is creative and knowledgeable to create solutions for customer’s problems. Understands in depth or researches in depth the needs of customer, including building end use needs, financing needs, ROI, maintenance, environmental considerations, etc.
- Product Line Representative – Completely understands our product line and is comfortable selling /cross-selling product offerings.
- Sales Management – Manages the sales process from beginning to end, and then manages continued relationship with the customer.
- Warranty Provider-Manages installation and warranty and post service relationships with the customers. Does not allow customer to go unassisted by other DeLeers departments.
- Relationship Manager- Manages the relationship between the customer and DeLeers Construction. Acts as needed as a host, liaison, coach, educator, empathetic listener, and problem solver and case manager for a customer before, during and after their build experience. Resolves concerns before they become complaints, foresees project challenges and utilizes consultative selling techniques to help customer through them.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Degree in sales, marketing, business, or related field is desired but not required.
- Must possess a commitment to customer satisfaction and the ability to set, pursue and attain achievable goals regardless of obstacles or circumstances.
- Must possess excellent self-management skills and personal accountability.
- Must be results-orientated and have excellent problem solving skills.
- Requires a strong “people orientation” and the ability to maintain a friendly interface and customer orientation with a positive and constructive view of working with others.
- Knowledge of and skills in computer usage and industry-associated (drafting/design, project management, scheduling, sales tracking) software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point). Must possess the ability to effectively learn new computer programs/software.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to respond and “turn on a dime” in a sometimes fluid and demanding world.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively; work effectively and efficiently under pressure and time deadlines; analyze problems (not just symptoms); propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry-out decisions made, and follow up with feedback where appropriate.
- Must have and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to continuous improvement in:
- Phone or in-person communication
- Strive for excellence in spelling and grammar
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
- Must have a professional persona and appearance
WORK RELATIONSHIPS AND SCOPE:
Works closely with management team members, other Business Development Associates and all other company employees. This position interacts frequently with external customers (both prospective and current). Has frequent access to confidential customer information and records. Works as an integral part of the DeLeers Construction team to increase efficiency and profit through accountability (internal and external); taking ownership; good communication; quality; flexibility; customer focus (internal and external); and building positive relationships.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment and/or setting; however, some time could be spent in the field with construction crew employees where an exposure to injury exists. Hours of work will generally be during regular DeLeers Construction business hours; however, there will be some variation in work hours to include nights and weekends due to customer availability and schedules, deadlines, and other customer issues and concerns that may arise. Occasional out-of-town and overnight business travel is required for company business and/or educational purposes, by auto or air travel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to manipulate, handle, or grip; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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