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A Head of Business Development works to improve an organization’s market position and achieve financial growth. This person defines long-term organizational strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions. Business Development Managers work in a senior sales position within the company. It is their job to work with the internal team, marketing staff, and other managers to increase sales opportunities and thereby maximize revenue for their organization. To achieve this, they need to find potential new customers, present to them, ultimately convert them into clients, and continue to grow business in the future. Business Development Managers will also help manage existing clients and ensure they stay satisfied and positive. They call on clients, often being required to make presentations on solutions and services that meet or predict their clients’ future needs. Job Description The primary role of the Business Development Manager is to prospect for new clients by networking, cold calling, advertising or other means of generating interest from potential clients. They must then plan persuasive approaches and pitches that will convince potential clients to do business with the company. They must develop a rapport with new clients, and set targets for sales and provide support that will continually improve the relationship. They are also required to grow and retain existing accounts by presenting new solutions and services to clients. Business Development Managers work with mid and senior level management, marketing, and technical staff. He/she may manage the activities of others responsible for developing business for the company. Strategic planning is a key part of this job description, since it is the business manager’s responsibility to develop the pipeline of new business coming into the company. This requires a thorough knowledge of the market, the solutions/services the company can provide, and of the company’s competitors. While the exact responsibilities will vary from company to company, the main duties of the Business Development Manager can be summarized as follows: New Business Development o Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business. o Cold call as appropriate within your market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities. o Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network. o Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization. o Research and build relationships with new clients. o Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals. o Plan approaches and pitches. o Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives. o Participate in pricing the solution/service. o Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion. o Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately. o Present an image that mirrors that of the client. Client Retention o Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships. o Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs. o Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs. Business Development Planning o Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends. o Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels. o Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales. o Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators. o Create a sales and marketing team to enhance and support the business development activities. Management and Research o Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate. o Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system. o Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the team. o Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets. o Work with marketing staff to ensure that prerequisites (like prequalification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a timely manner. o Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light. o Present business development training and mentoring to business developers and other internal staff. o Research and develop a thorough understanding of the company’s people and capabilities. o Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continual to enhance the company’s performance.
• P&L responsibility of the digital agency business. • Recruiting, Account management, Client servicing, Heading day to day operations, Business Development & reporting to the management. • Spearheading the Digital vertical & looking at long term business visions & goals with the management. • Create and maintain strong industry relations with existing clients. • Grow the business by identifying potential clients and leading the business development portfolio. • Defining a comprehensive growth strategy for the business and strengthening the key verticals of the business. (Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO, SEM, etc.) • Setting high standards of client servicing in terms of ROI and turn-around time. • Set processes and practices in place to define business verticals. • Leveraging existing clients / brands to further business objectives. • Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results. • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications. • Encouraging adoption of relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture and into all of the company's services. • Research on industry & competitor trends to apply best practices to client portfolio. • Understanding client goals/objectives and their entire digital marketing needs including Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media, Display Advertising. Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing & more. • Work jointly with internal team to drive campaign strategy & development • Identify growth opportunities from existing client portfolio and drive revenue by creative up-selling and cross-selling initiatives. • 5+ years of experience in a business development / client servicing role , selling core digital advertising solutions. • Strong understanding of social media, digital marketing and digital activations. • Understanding of SEM- Google Adwords, SEO, Google Analytics, Display Advertising, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Social Media Marketing. • Great communication, presentation skills and client servicing skills. • Excellent time management and organizational skills. • Proactive and a self-starter.
We are looking for awesome sales gurus & solutions specialists, adrenalin junkies with a record breaking sales history in the technology space - Software or Hardware. Apply ONLY IF you are turned ‘ON’ by deal closures and are satisfied by beating (‘and not just meeting’) targets. This is a Cloud enterprise solutions sales position requiring a strong understanding of the ‘cloud phenomenon’ and Cloud innovative products and services. We offer the exhilaration representing innovative solutions and services for the enterprises in this emerging era. Be certain that you are man, or for that matter woman enough to take up the challenge. The role will provide you with the opportunity to work and grow in a dynamic organization and evolve as a part of a creative team. As a Manager/Head I Cloud Solutions Consultant you will be responsible for helping Indian enterprises experience the most advanced and innovative business solutions to help them compete effectively globally. Are you capable to be the catalyst of change that will transform the way businesses communicates and collaborates and will evolve to work in the future? The role entails rapidly developing customer base in the assigned region, beating defined sales targets and helping enterprises ride the cloud. You will focus on initiating relationships with multi-level decision-makers – from CEO’s, MD’s to IT heads through phone, e-mailer campaigns, in-person contacts and presentations. Major roles and responsibilities include: Will be responsible for getting larger accounts / deals. Handling and mentoring the team. Analyze market conditions and trends, identify opportunities and create a pipeline of interesting appointments on a daily basis. Handling the software/ solution selling for products like Google apps for work and other cloud products for West India. Lead identification through research, networking and cold calling and leveraging the use of social media. Generate a sales pipeline and exceed monthly sales targets. Deliver powerful presentations and an unforgettable impact and a customized proposal with the aim to awe. Develop custom investment proposals for interested prospects while working in conjunction with Cloud sales and solutions team. Collaboratively work with the solutions deployment team in distributed geographies to get the solutions implemented with a fanatical support drive. Manage customer relationships to procure repeat business and life-time references. Ensure continued customer satisfaction levels and develop Searce’s image as a trustworthy, capable and a reliable technology partner. Timely invoicing, forex calculations, audit and collections till payment realization.
Strong, effective communicator in writing, presentations and interpersonal communications. Extraordinary attention to detail and ability to meet stringent deadlines. Financial services experience a strong preference. Experience of budgeting, reporting and analysis. Compensation Standard base salary + Attractive bonus