This highly visible Business Development Director position will be focused on prospecting and closing promotional products and incentive & recognition business and possible Office Products Business with Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies in an assigned geographical region, which would include a multi-state territory.
- Aggressive pursuit of targeted Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies within assigned geographic region
Execution of business development sales strategies to move targeted prospects to active opportunities, while positioning Staples Promotional Products as the preferred solution for decision makers and influencers within Marketing, Brand, and Procurement departments of target companies
Prepare for consultative engagement with prospects through diligent and thorough research, demonstrating knowledge of prospective customers’ industries and specific business issues and challenges facing them
When appropriate, effectively collaborate with Staples office products Account Managers and Business Development Directors, as well as other Staples category sales teams, in order to secure contractual relationships in the promotional products category as part of a broader customer relationship with Staples
- High School Diploma or GED required
The ideal candidate has 10+ years of demonstrated successful strategic relationship building and solution selling experience in the Fortune 1000 and/or Global 500 market (this is an individual contributor selling role, not sales management)
Impeccable oral and written communication skills and persuasive interpersonal and formal presentation skills
Candidates must have demonstrated ability with prospecting and selling individually, as well as working effectively in team selling situations with other Staples lines of business (contract office products, print solutions, etc.) as well as with internal resources
Ideally, candidates will have a thorough and deep understanding and familiarity of their current geographic marketplace and be well connected, or able to quickly connect with decision makers and influencers within the marketing/brand management and procurement areas of the targeted organizations within their market
Self-starter with strong self-management skills and demonstrated success in larger contract long sell cycle environments
Strong PC software skills (Microsoft Office) and working knowledge of CRM tools, (i.e. Salesforce.com) a plus
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related discipline
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