Entry Level Business Development Associate
Opal Group - New York, NY

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Opal Group (www.opalgroup.net) produces educational and networking conferences for Executives working in Finance, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Energy and Technology sectors. Our portfolio of annual events are held in high-end venues throughout the U.S., South America and Europe.

Business Development Associates are responsible for developing long term business relationships with companies interested in our conferences’ networking and marketing benefits. Business Development Associates will have the opportunity to travel to our conferences to meet their clients and to facilitate their on-site experience.

We are currently offering a Business Development Position to join our growing company

SPONSORSHIP SALES EXECUTIVE - secures Sponsorship opportunities from potential attendees interested in networking with High Level Decision Makers for potential business opportunities. Examples of Sponsorship opportunities include Panelist Spots on Discussion Panels, Networking/Refreshment Sessions, or, an event activity such as a Golf Tournament.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

- Reaching out to potential clients and developing and maintaining long term relationships over the phone
-Identifying, pitching, and closing sponsorship opportunities and securing audience attendance
-Managing client inquiries and any customer service related issues, or, concerns
-Traveling to conferences to meet clients face-to-face and to facilitate their on-site experience
-Providing support to conference operations as necessary.

Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

- College Degree
- Professional and engaging communication skills with the ability to effectively pitch C-Level Executives and High Level Decision Makers
- Self motivated with a competitive personality and a drive to exceed expectations and outperform peers
-Ability to rapidly develop competent knowledge on diverse topics
-Creativity, resourcefulness and an innovative approach

Compensation: Entry Level Base Salary DOE, Commission, & Benefits