The Southern Illinoisan has an immediate opening for a Part-time Business Development Specialist to join our Sales Team. As Part-time Business Development Specialist you will be responsible for working with our Sales Team to help build business and achieve revenue goals. This is a fast-paced environment that needs someone who has strong general business acumen with the ability to identify current and potential needs of customers, communicate solutions that meet customer needs, and sell campaigns that fit criteria. Responsibilities include but are not limited to making cold calls to identify prospects, completing pre-call planning or client research, earning client appointments with decision makers, developing marketing campaigns, presenting creative solutions, and closing business deals.
- 3-5 years of experience in B2B or outside sales
- Experience in cold calling and business development
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Positive and professional attitude
- Excellent commission plan
- Flexible part-time hours (Monday – Friday, daytime)
The Southern Illinoisan is an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace employer. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/MVR screening prior to commencing employment.
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