Business Development Manager - Chicago, Illinois

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Business Development Manager
Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Do you believe that you should be paid more for achieving great results?  Are you an organized, driven hunter with a real passion for connecting innovative companies with elite talent? Is the world of digital marketing and creative technology exciting to you?  If you’ve answered YES to the above questions, you should explore a career in creative staffing as a Business Development Manager with Onward Search!

Here, you will challenge yourself every day to connect the most innovative companies with the nation’s strongest talent.

Here's what your day will look like:

  • Locate new business opportunities by communicating and visiting with prospects and clients
  • Lead generation, using your sophisticated understanding of social media and various online technologies, to identify key prospects
  • Ongoing account management, including client contact with all managerial levels to figure out a candidate's fit for the assignment and viability to support specific current and future client needs
  • Serve as an industry advisor to clients as it relates to staffing and marketing trends in the digital marketing and creative fields

Here’s what your career path could look like if you excel in this role:

  • Sales Professionals can be promoted into Director-level Management, running either the Recruitment or the Sales teams
  • Directors can eventually run their own teams as Managing Directors, after leading strong performing teams on either the recruitment or sales side of the house
  • Managing Directors can move into Regional VP positions, after showing they can motivate a team to deliver for our clients and change the lives of our candidates.
  • Onward and Upward to the Executive Leadership team!


You’ll be very successful here if you:

  • Have at least two years of sales or account management experience in the staffing industry, specifically in the marketing, advertising, digital, creative or technical space
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills
  • Perfected the art of cold-calling and cold-emailing
  • Developed a sales philosophy that allows you to take a shared approach to business development
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Sound good to you? APPLY TODAY.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Onward Search is a global recruitment and staffing provider for digital creative, marketing and technology professionals.  We work on behalf of our talent, to enrich their lives by furthering their career.  Onward Search offers excellent benefits with a highly motivated, enormously fun work environment, with expansive potential for personal growth.  We are headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut, and our flagship office and training center is in Midtown Manhattan. We also maintain regional offices in major cities throughout the US. In 2014 we expanded our operations to London, UK and are seeking to launch operations throughout Europe, Canada and Asia.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally.  AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.  Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.  You are required to pass a drug test and background check prior to beginning employment.  Must be at least 18 years old. 

Email us to learn more about the opportunities available across our 11 markets!