Corporate Business Development Associate
Guidepoint gives professionals more confidence in their investment and strategic decisions by connecting them to specialized industry experts who can answer their most pressing business questions. As the experts at finding expertise, since 2003 Guidepoint has set up more than 500,000 interactions between business professionals and experts around the world.
Our multinational client list includes seven of the top 10 global consulting firms, seven of the top 10 largest hedge funds, and many of the largest private equity firms and Fortune-ranked companies. Guidepoint's nine offices on three continents provide 24/7, quick and agile service.
Do you want to push your sales career to the next level in a supercharged, yet collegial, environment that rewards top performers? If so, read on to learn about the Business Development Associate position at Guidepoint, an innovative information services firm that is revolutionizing access to primary information.
During an intensive, one-to-two month training period, you'll develop a working knowledge of the industry, competitive landscape, Guidepoint's offerings, and client base. Over the following ten months, you'll work directly with senior members of the business development team to identify and cultivate prospects in the corporate space. (Key prospects include major corporations in diverse sectors such as biotech, consumer and pharma.) On a daily basis, you'll conduct outbound prospecting activities, including cold calls, to generate new leads and follow up with warm leads. Partnering with senior sales personnel, you'll set up sales meetings with prospects. You'll also help create marketing materials and client presentations.
A gifted communicator, your credibility and self-assurance earn you the confidence of high-profile investment industry and corporate clients. Your managers and peers have always acknowledged your sales talent. Now, you're ready to unleash your initiative and prove your ability to contribute significantly to revenue growth.
When asked to describe your ideal workplace, you say that it's fast-paced and entrepreneurial, and balances the dual values of teamwork and individual accountability.
- 2-3+ years of sales, business development , business consulting and/or account management experience
- Bachelor's degree from a four-year university, strong level of achievement preferred
- Broad-based knowledge of the sales process from lead generation to relationship management
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