Business Development Manager

Houston, TX, United States
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The Role: As a Business Development Manager, you are responsible for driving revenue growth of the S&P; Global Platts business across diverse segments in North America by developing existing business as well as new business.  This role will be responsible for managing and renewing a book of business within in segment and will be paired with an Account Manager.

The Location: Houston, TX

The Team: The team is composed of experienced sales professionals. Each Business Development Manager will share a book of business with an Account Manager. The business has a casual and friendly atmosphere with an entrepreneurial spirit. We value teamwork and it is crucial that you are a team player in order to be successful within our organization.

The Impact:  This position will drive growth for S&P; Global Platts by developing existing accounts and driving new business within those existing accounts

What's in it for you: You’ll love this job because you’ll get to work in a dynamic environment and work closely with all the key players within the energy industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the sale of S&P; Global Platts products/services to diverse segments within (Country/Region).
  • Manage and renew existing clients
  • Identify and initiate new client relationships
  • Develop and nurture deep and strong relationships with client organizations, addressing their needs, and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Develop an exceptional understanding of, and stay current on, the S&P; Global Platts products and functionality and their application to specific clients/job functions
  • Produce accurate sales forecasting and keep an up-to-date pipeline, contacts and meeting notes in SalesForce CRM system
  • Stay current on competitor offerings to identify the strengths and vulnerabilities of S&P; Global Platts offerings in comparison
  • Contribute to the business strategy through a deep understanding of industry requirements, market trends and client requirements
  • Maintain a high level of relevant domain knowledge in order to have meaningful conversations with clients and prospects
  • Work with sales specialists, other functions and channel partners where required to proactively address customer requirements
  • Develop and maintain territory and account plans which outline how sales targets will be met on an ongoing basis

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in business, commerce or related subjects
  • Relevant consultative sales experience
  • Strong communication, organization, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong personal integrity and a confident, positive manner
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; demonstrates drive, initiative, energy and sense of urgency
  • Work effectively in a team-based environment as well as independently
  • Desire and flexibility to learn and grow in an ever-changing environment
  • A proven and successful professional business to business sales record
  • Motivated by growing business beyond where people think it can go
  • Some travel required
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