Business Development Director

Summary of Position

Facility: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Status: Full-time position

Responsible for development and expansion of ODC’s social enterprises.

Application Deadline: OPEN

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Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in public relations, communications or business administration and 4 years of successful management experience, or a minimum of 8 years of successful business development, sales and related management experience, preferably in a consumer products or manufacturing setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities / Essential Functions

**Following is a listing of representative examples of duties for this position; it is not considered to be a complete listing of all duties and responsibilities for the position.

·         Develop and oversee implementation of ODC’s sales/social enterprise development plan.

·         Develop annual sales forecasts and monitor outcomes compared to forecasts.

·         Work as a key part of the management team developing strategic direction for ODC in achieving its mission and goals.

·         Work closely with sales and operations team members to achieve growth of social enterprises.

·         Ability to research and analyze potential business opportunities and develop business plans.

·         Direct involvement in all phases of the business development process, from concept to implementation.

·         Continuously identify, contact and follow-up with new prospects.

·         Maintain regular contact with ODC customers to generate or increase sales, ensure customer satisfaction, improve results (gross profit, quality, customer service).

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, prospects, key industry experts, vendors, other employees, board members, and other public figures.

·         Knowledge of ODC’s resources, i.e., production capabilities, capacity, internal systems, manpower, schedule, etc. to ensure successful growth of social enterprises.

·         Ability to quickly and accurately work with financial figures and mathematical data to provide price quotations, determine costs, analyze business opportunities, tabulate sales reports, etc.

·         Assist customers with product design, sourcing materials and creating specifications as necessary.

·         Perform ongoing market research and maintain current information on market conditions, competitors, new technologies, potential new services and other trends.

·         Prepare and present reports, forecasts, marketing and business plans, business proposals, etc., to appropriate parties within and outside of ODC.

·         Ability to work independently in making decisions consistent with the goals and philosophies of ODC.

·         Maintain organized and accurate files of activity to provide documentation or information that can be readily accessed by authorized staff.

·         Measure and monitor customer satisfaction.

·         Review ODC’s quality control program on an annual basis to ensure ODC is maintaining stringent quality standards.

Physical Requirements

·         Mobility to commute to varying locations within and outside of ODC.

·         Frequent written and oral communication in person and by telephone/fax.

·         Physical ability to access and manipulate various office and production equipment.

·         Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

·         Visual acuity to examine written/printed material, inspect products or specifications.

·         Physical stamina to work effectively within a continually changing and fast-paced environment.

Reports to:

VP of Finance & Administration

Responsible for:

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