Director of Business Development, Creative - Chicago, Illinois

Director of Business Development, Creative
Chicago, Illinois
Full-Time
02/08/2017

Job Description:

To continue our growth and success, we have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Business Development to join, and be a vital part of building out, our Chicago, IL team.  The Director of Business Development will come with a proven track record of achievement, specifically with experience in the Creative Staffing Industry.  It is a varied role in which you will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of Business Development Professionals, work with the Managing Director to establish goals and strategies that are in line with Onward Search’s future goals and be actively involved in the sales and business development function to assure the expansion and leveraging of current strategic accounts is handled effectively.  If you love to sell, are not intimated by cold calling and believe in your ability to close the deal, then this is an ideal opportunity for you to join one of the fastest growing staffing company in the United States!  

Requirements:

  • Locate new business opportunities by communicating and visiting with prospects and clients
  • Manage existing accounts to scale current business
  • Lead generation, using your sophisticated understanding of social media and various online technologies, to identify key prospects
  • Grow top line and manage the sales strategy for the market
  • Work closely with the Managing Director in overseeing the sales team
  • Deliver the highest level of quality customer care and service
  • 4+ years of staffing experience, specifically business development
  • Experience in Creative, Interactive or Digital Media staffing is a must
  • Previous management experience is preferred
  • Strong sales closing abilities
  • Professional and articulate with very strong interpersonal skills
  • Can show a well-documented track record of success in the staffing industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

As one of the nation's leading staffing agency for digital marketing and creative talent, Onward Search is focused on one thing and one thing only - We connect the most talented digital marketing and creative professionals in the country with the nation's best interactive agencies and most innovative companies.  We are an international organization, offering a full range of recruiting, staffing, and talent management solutions to include contract staffing, strategic consulting, direct hire, and executive level search to ensure our customers have access to the right talent to get the job done.  The Onward Search team is a group of knowledgeable and intensely connected top performers, who hold personal and professional success second to none.  We take pride in promoting a casual, laid back environment that values a fun and positive work-life balance, just as much as putting up impressive numbers.  We look for people who are coachable and eager to grow within our company, who are sharp, dynamic, creative and motivated to apply their entrepreneurial spirit. 

Do you have the drive to work in a challenging sales position with unlimited earning potential?  Do you enjoy building strong business relationships with prospective customers and deepening existing client relationships?  Is it important to you to surround yourself with people who motivate you to perform at your very best and cheer you on as you reach your professional goals and objectives?  Do you value a strong team dynamic, a congenial work environment and believe in being mentored?  If so, Onward Search has an opportunity for you! 

Must be at least 18 years old.  Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are required to pass a drug test and background check prior to beginning employment.  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.

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