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Business Development Manager – Chicago, IL

Swoon is the brainchild of a handful of industry professionals who wanted to change the recruiting game. By reflecting on the years of experience, we used that valuable insight to create a place with an innovative and personal perspective. Serving as a partner, Swoon provides staffing services where the focus is on the people first and the placement second. We dig deep to find quality candidates that will make an immediate impact on our client’s business. We’re growing by leaps and bounds and we need ambitious, driven sales people who have experience in winning new accounts and territory growth.

As Business Development Manager you’ll be looking for companies in need of talent. That’s the first step. Once discovered, you’ll need to engage and entice those companies to partner with us. At Swoon, it’s more than simply connecting with clients and opening new accounts, it’s about bringing real value to the people we work with. The ideal candidates are passionate, over-achievers with a track record of exceeding goals and building long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships. If that’s you and you’re looking to work for a fast growing company that will allow you to earn as much as you put in, read on…

In the Business Development Manager role, you will:

– Sell Swoon solutions and services to targeted corporate clients, small/medium businesses, and various other organizations
– Develop and execute on a strategic plan for your territory and create reliable forecasts
– Drive revenue by prospecting and building a pipeline while simultaneously fostering personal relationships with potential clients in the Chicagoland area
– Build and create strategies for penetration and account development
– Close new business consistently at or above targets
– Maintain frequent communication with existing business to ensure quality control, repeat and new business development
– Work closely with the recruiting teams to ensure a high-quality delivery of candidates to the client
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the top Swoon competitors and the industry
– Network and maintain relationships with key client and talent communities for short/long term opportunities
– Travel regularly within the Chicagoland area

The ideal candidate will be:

– Experienced, with a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in sales
– Adept at generating new streams of substantial revenue
– Self-motivated, passionate and hungry to make a big impact
– Competitive and unwilling to give up
– Excellent at negotiating and closing
– Proactive – taking initiative and following through is a must
– Resilient – there are good days and bad days, you’ve got to pick yourself up often
– Curious & resourceful

Benefits:
– Competitive base salary + uncapped commission, yes, uncapped commission
– Untapped territory
– Company paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits
– 401k matching
– 4 weeks paid vacation + sick days
– Numerous recognition incentives available throughout the year
– Onsite gym (Chicago location)
– Wageworks pre-tax commuter program