Technomic, Inc. is a leading management consulting and market research firm serving the food, restaurant and associated industries from our downtown Chicago headquarters.
We are currently seeking a dynamic, qualified Business Development Associate to join our firm. We offer the opportunity to work with senior executives in driving their company’s growth and profitability.
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 range. No phone calls please. 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
Bachelor’s Degree or above
3-5 years sales experience
Strong understanding and experience in the foodservice, adult beverage and on-premise industries preferred
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
Keyword: Business Development Associate
From: Technomic, Inc.