iStrat Solutions Inc. help Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) and select large clients solve their most complex functional and technical challenges. Our expertise in the Sales, Implementation and support of the Best in Class Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Analytics solutions from SAP plus VOIP, Business Continuity and Data Recovery, and other solutions help to provide our clients with the competitive advantage to excel in their respective industries.

As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for the sale of ERP, Business Analytics, VOIP, BCDR, POS and other solutions with an emphasis on the development of new customer relationships. If you are experienced in any of these areas and you are excited about an opportunity to join a small and growing company, this position is for you.

Your responsibilities will include:

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Cold call as appropriate within your market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals.
  • Plan approaches and pitches. Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solution/service.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion. Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately.

CLIENT RETENTION

  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conference, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.

MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH

  • Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system
  • Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets
  • Work with marketing staff to ensure that prerequisites (such as pre-qualification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a timely manner.
  • Ensure the company is presented in the best light
  • Research and develop a thorough understanding of prospective client’s people and capabilities
  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose and how you contribute to its performance.

REQUIREMENTS AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years of software sales experience or graduate from a Sales/Marketing program with 5 plus years operating as an ERP Middleware or ERP Sales person (products such as Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, Epicor, and/or Netsuite.)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience of B2B/B2C requirements including manufacturing workflows, order processes and inventory requirements relating to Warehouse Management systems would be beneficial.

Email your application to careers@iStratsolutions.com (Please insert “BDM / Sales Rep” in Subject Line)