Iron Mountain Business Development Associate, Outbound in Royersford, Pennsylvania
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Business Development Associate, Outbound
The Business Development Associate (BDA) is a phone-basedrole, which is responsible for driving net new sales and revenue from prospective and existing customer accounts within their respective segment. Sells solutions through prospecting, networking and executing marketing initiatives to increase Iron Mountain footprint within assigned accounts resulting in revenue growth and quota attainment
Assesses prospective and assigned customer’s current and potential needs, determining appropriate Iron Mountain products and solutions.
Develops and implements strategies and business plans through understanding the clients business model, planning and decision making channels from understanding the customer's value proposition and ability to explain how they differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
Positions and illustrates alternative ways of creating the real value of IRM’s total solution offerings for clients through assessing their problems or opportunities and highlighting IRM’s areas of strength, competitive pricing, customer satisfaction and competitive advantages within each existing and net new accounts.
Builds customer relationships through strategic conversations to understand organizational business objectives and goals.
Understands and influences a wide range of customer stakeholders (including Iron Mountain channel partners) while acting as industry expert to the customer.
Partners with key customer decision maker(s) to structure business strategy as it relates to customer requirements (service level expectations, training of IM solutions, FBR structure/timetable).
Ensures frequent communication to enable superior customer satisfaction and to keep customer educated on emerging industry trends related to customer’s organizational information management needs. Employs appropriate methods of persuasion when soliciting agreement.
Continuously prospects to develop net new clients, as well as expand existing relationships and products of assigned accounts.
Maintains a consistent ‘pipeline’ that enables meeting and exceeding quota attainment.
Activities to support pipeline and account activity include, managing timely detailed responses to RFP’s, tracking activity in SFDC, forecasting, conducting competitive research and knowledge of IRM product offerings.
Responsible for final account sales and revenue growth through leading negotiation process and ensuring an acceptable on time outcome from a solution proposal, pricing, profitability, liability, and SLA perspective for accounts to meet and exceed quota attainment.
Responsible for identifying, selling and closing new areas of opportunity, securing resources and driving sales process to assist in scoping and pricing for special projects within net new and assigned accounts.
The BDA will work to collaborate with the customer on net new opportunities and work through Negotiated and RFP sales processes.
The BDA must understand customer requirements in order to successfully negotiate the contract, collaborating with other Iron Mountain departments as necessary.
Negotiate pricing and SLA as appropriate.
May be required to perform customer needs and service analysis, make recommendations on appropriate pricing structure and contract requirements, communicate pricing programs, as well as lead and contribute to proposal responses process.
Key Skills , Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates must have a strong background and knowledge of strategic account management, sales process and solution selling.
Must demonstrate proficiency with MS Office and Salesforce.com systems.
Prospect new customers and existing customers, selling Iron Mountain services via the phone.
Must meet and exceed key activity metrics.
Must have the proven ability to translate the customer need(s) into solution requirements through creating powerful value propositions and negotiation skills.
Have the ability to influence and negotiate through proven sales skills and needs identification by aligning unique insights to key customer priorities.
Must exhibit excellent written, oral and presentation skills through power messaging.
Encompasses strong interpersonal, planning, analytical skills and business acumen for effective decision-making.
Candidates should be able to make business decisions and think in broad terms, considering the impact to the entire company.
Ability to team effectively at all levels of IRM and customer personnel (to include c-level) on a wide range of topics and issues.
Possess a thorough understanding of strategic selling methodologies.
Self-motivated and self-directed.
Proven ability to meet and exceeding quota targets.
Ability to develop, maintain and present to senior level management within their customer base.
Create demand by understanding specific vertical market business challenges, delivering entry point value statements, value propositions, and by identifying the key buying influences in a complex sales environment.
Ability to present to senior level management
Effective questioning techniques
Proficient with oral and written communication
Total travel: up to 25%
Education / Experience: 4-year College Degree / 4 – 7 years
It is the responsibility of every Iron Mountain employee:
to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and company policies
to exhibit ethical behavior in accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
to complete required training within the allotted time frame
Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other legally protected classifications under applicable federal, state, or local laws in making employment decisions.
Category: Sales Group
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