Can you sell creativity?

This is a work from home opportunity for the right candidate. Could be full or part-time.

Total compensation with bonus $80k-$110k when working full-time.

We are the #1 outsourced lead generation/business development firm for ad agencies, PR firms, etc. Instead of hiring an inside sales person, they hire us.

We opened our doors in 2005 and have been on a solid growth and profit path since starting the business.

We are looking for another Director of Business Development to support the growth in our Cincinnati-based company.

Each inside sales person will represent up to four non-competing agencies and will reach out to marketing prospects with the goal of setting meetings for the agencies that they represent.

The Director New Business position is entirely inside (from home) sales and incorporates predominantly email, phone calling and social media (typically LinkedIn) as its main prospecting tools.

It is critical to the position that you have a strong grasp of consultative selling, effective sales email writing and the ability to research marketing challenges and translate those to your selling efforts on behalf of your clients.

While the position is about opening doors with prospects and acquiring first meetings, we are not telemarketers or appointment setters-with any meeting set, there needs to be a legitimate reason to set the meeting, not forced or simply a fact-finding mission on behalf of the prospect.

This is a unique sales position in several ways:

-It is roughly 75% sales and 25% account management-effective client communication on progress and account status is crucial

-You do not have to find your own leads: we have a team of list builders who create prospecting lists based off client criteria

-You're selling services, not a product, and often these are creative services

A typical day:

You are selling advertising/marketing services for (typically) 4-5 non-competing marketing agencies.

Every day, you put on 'the hat' of one of your agencies and call, email and use LinkedIn, reaching out to marketers that your marketing agency is interested in meeting with. To these marketers, you look like you're part of the agency. You have an email and voicemail in their agency.

Your job is to set meetings for the agency, make sure those meetings occur (as best you can) and prepare your client for those meetings.

Key to the role is gaining an initial understanding of the categories your clients focus on (CPG, Pharma, building Products, Retail, Automotive, etc.) and relaying your understanding of that category and your client's expertise to your prospects, so that they understand there is a valid reason to meet with your client.

A good majority of your clients will have content (case studies, blog posts) but some will have limited amounts-those individuals truly successful in this position are those who can do the (limited) research necessary to create emails and messaging that will break through to the prospect.

Generic, salesy templates used repeatedly do not equal success in this position.

New Business Directors make $80k-$110k depending on their performance.

So, if you can sell creative and service firms, are adept at client communication and building relationships with clients, and have strong consultative sales skills, this job is for you!

Requirements for the position:

-10+ years in an inside sales roll, preferably selling services

-Strong organizational skills

-Account management experience preferred

-Research Skills (specifically Google searches, category-specific blogs, industry trades)