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Monday, December 21, 2009


Job Opening at Outlook Group: Business Development Manager

Just got news of an interesting job opening at Outlook Group. Since some of my readers have asked for leads, here you go!

About the position

Reporting to the Vice President of Sales & Marketing, as the Business Development Manager you will be responsible for driving new business growth within your territory in the upper Midwest region of the U.S. including markets such as Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Cincinnati and Detroit.

What you will do
 Call on a variety of consumer product company prospects in order to build a relationship, uncover needs and win business.
 Intimately know volume, pricing and operational needs of new and existing customers
 Participate in trade shows and sales blitzes
 Actively prospect customers by generating target lists and cold calling
 Effectively manage existing accounts while aggressively develop new ones
 Collect, analyze and report competitive activity incorporating findings into strategic responses

What we require
 Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field
 Label or packaging industry experience is strongly preferred
 Minimum of 2 years of relevant and recent packaging industry experience
 Exceptional listening skills
 Superb verbal and written communication skills
 Critical thinking personality with decision making driven by data
 Be located in major markets in the upper Midwest (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Cincinnati or Detroit) without requiring relocation
 Have a “hunter” sales attitude

Ready to apply?
Please submit a resume by visiting