Partnerships Development Representative
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Remote first with flexible working hours Unlimited time-off with encouraged minimums
Medical plans designed to provide comprehensive, high-quality medical and prescription drug coverage with low to no deductible
Dental and Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Program with 24/7 support Income protection through basic life insurance, voluntary additional life insurance, and disability insurance
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We are currently looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our business development team. Reporting to the Senior Partnership Development Team Manager under the Senior Vice President of Delivery, your role will be to seek new partnership opportunities by contacting and developing relationships with potential customers.
To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience developing leads from marketing campaigns, prospecting and meeting quotas. You will use your communication skills to cultivate strong relationships with prospects, from first contact until the deal moves into an active Partnerships cycle. Ultimately, you will help to drive pipeline progression and contribute to our long-term business growth.
Merit is a startup environment where you will be expected to roll up your sleeves, take initiative, and get creative about finding solutions to challenges. This is a full-time, 100% remote role.
What you will do
- Qualify contacts and accounts and provide accurate detail to assist in the Partnerships cycle
- Assist Partnerships Team to identify, nurture and develop opportunities with new and existing customers
- Educate interested parties by providing overview of product offerings via phone and email
- Manage and maintain positive relationships with multiple prospects, outside Partnerships executives, and partners
- Set up meetings or calls between (prospective) clients and Partnerships Directors
- Manage contact and lead activity using company standard CRM tools
- Maintain strong knowledge of company products, use cases, and value propositions
Your Skills & Qualifications
- 2+ years experience as a Partnerships Development Representative, Sales Development Representative or similar role
- Experience in solution selling into an Enterprise environment is considered an asset
- Hands-on experience with multiple Partnerships techniques, including cold calling and prospecting to identify new business opportunities
- Confidence and ability to interface professionally with a wide spectrum of customers
- Exceptional writing, research and communication skills
- Good working understanding of a common Partnerships cycle, with experience in discovery, and prospect education
- Proficiency in Hubspot, salesforce.com and/or other CRM preferred
$61,650 - $90,350 a year
Merit’s salaries are competitive and transparent. Here’s a link to our pay bands: https://www.merits.com/resources/paybands/corporate-operations
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