Business Development Representative

Toronto
Sales – Sales
Full-time
It's our time to scale. It's your time to be part of something big.

Tulip's mission is bold. We're a team of experts who have worked with and for retailers over the past 20 years. We are driven to disrupt an entire industry and enable one of the world's largest job markets.

Tulip has built a retail mobile software platform that empowers leading retailers such as Mulberry, Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Coach, and Michael Kors to give mobile devices to their store associates so they can elevate service, sell more and provide a personalized experience.

Tulip is a place you come to make an impact, working with like-minded people to build something meaningful using the best technology. We are growing, and while lean is great, we need more people, energy, innovation, and talent.

Right now, we are adding a Business Development Representative to the team. As a key member of the Marketing organization, the Business Development Representative is responsible for generating pipeline to support the sales organization. To this end, you will work closely with a Sales Director to develop awareness and interest in Tulip’s applications within a defined territory. This will require you to proactively communicate with senior executives from global fashion, luxury, beauty and jewellery brands, among others, support regional marketing initiatives (e.g. executive dinners, tradeshows) and extend Tulip’s reach via our network of partner representatives.
 
The ideal candidate will see this role as an entry point to a career in technology sales, marketing or customer success within a growing global software company at the intersection of retail and technology. You will be a vociferous advocate for Tulip’s solutions, be comfortable with ambiguity and driven to improve on past performance. 

What you'll do:

    • Proactively reach out to senior executives at leading global retail brands with a particular focus on luxury, fashion, beauty and jewellery via phone, email and social media to schedule qualified meetings for the sales organization
    • Develop awareness of and interest in Tulip within your assigned geographic territory by promoting and attending industry events, tradeshows and collaborating with partner organizations
    • Participate in internal go-to-market planning across sales, marketing and partnerships

What you'll need:

    • University or College degree, preferably in a major stream with a strong emphasis on written communication e.g. international relations or marketing (Preferred)
    • 2-5 years of experience in a customer facing role in service, sales, business development or related fields
    • Business proficiency in French (Parisian), Italian and/or German is a strong asset
    • A global perspective and strong interest in fashion, luxury and brand marketing
Why we are awesome.

Tulip is hungry and humble. When you join Tulip, you'll be part of a strong, thriving, diverse group of people who come from different disciplines, countries, and experiences. We do what we love and it shows in our unrelenting pursuit of affecting real change. We believe in investing in our people, building positive relationships with our customers, and treating our work like our craft. 

Tulip is at the cutting edge of technology. We work with big-name retailers. It's a chance to step up to solving complex technical problems and develop a deeper understanding of the retail world while being part of a niche startup style company. We don't fear failure; we embrace challenges. We're excited about taking the lesser known paths, using the open source tools and keeping up with the pace of evolving tech solutions. It's fun, it's fast, and it's future-focused.

Tulip gives back. Inspired, passionate, and committed people helped make us the successful company we are today. We challenge norms and put people before profits. Our CEO, Ali Asaria, created The Tulip Foundation, a charity controlled by all of us, the employees. We believe we can build a great company that changes the technical space while simultaneously giving back to society and the community.

Join us.

Tulip Retail is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Tulip Retail.

Tulip Retail welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply.