Business Development Rep

Location: Chicago
Department: Sales


Business Development Representative

Company Overview

Scout Exchange is a dynamic and fast-growing software company that has reinvented talent acquisition with its innovative, cloud-based recruitment platform.  Our intuitive platform makes recruiting extremely efficient and our use of performance data and predictive analytics delivers unprecedented recruiting results.  The product is proven and used daily by dozens of large enterprise customers, hundreds of employers and thousands of search firm recruiters.

At Scout we value creating complete customer satisfaction with an unmatched product experience. We are dedicated to great teamwork, accountability, and delivering on commitments.  We use our data, technology and innovation to relentlessly improve recruiting, enabling everyone to find their dream job.

Position Overview

As Business Development Representative you will have a unique opportunity to be part of scaling a successful startup into a significant business.  Reporting to the title of Sales & Marketing Operations Manager, the Business Development Representative will be Your role will be to seek new business opportunities by contacting and developing relationships with potential enterprise customers.

The successful candidate will apply their previous experience developing leads, communications skills to develop relationships and work with a great team, to build an important and exciting business.  Scout has a great story and we are looking for an awesome communicator to tell the story in order to drive sales, customer engagement and company value.


  • Make 60-80 contacts a day with people using Phone, Email, and Social Media

  • Contact potential clients through cold calls and emails

  • Present our company to potential clients

  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market

  • Set up meetings or calls between (prospective) clients and Sales

  • Finding and following new sales leads from events and trade shows

  • Cultivating positive interactions and relationships with sales representatives, team leaders and managers, and executives to evaluate sales strategy and results

  • Managing activity in Salesforce

  • Partner with Marketing to execute lead generation campaigns

  • Partner with Sales to help build pipeline and develop your skills

Background/Experience/Education (Minimum)

  • 2-3 years cold calling experience

  • CRM experience

  • Experience with B2B sales

  • Experience selling software or services

  • Experience selling to Enterprise Businesses

  • 4 year degree


Skills and Characteristics (Preferred)

  • Familiar with corporate staffing business and hiring roles or called into this space

  • Knowledge of HR systems and technologies

  • Ability to quickly learn complex subjects and communicate them in a simple manner

  • Tech savvy and adept in using and Microsoft Office applications

  • Working knowledge of LinkedIn for prospecting and lead generation

Success Metrics

  • Consistently meet or exceed weekly and monthly goals for qualified leads

  • Set solid meetings with well qualified prospects

  • Develop a good working relationship with assigned sales team members

Key Benefits

  • 401(k) plan with matching

  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs.

  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.

  • Equity participation

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