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Speedeals.com - Director/VP of Business Development of Internet Startup Launching Soon - (San Jose, CA)

posted Apr 22, 2010, 7:09 PM by T. Reid Lewis
Speedeals.com - Director/VP of Business Development of Internet Startup Launching Soon

I am helping out a friend who is part of an exciting new startup. Please contact him directly at info@speedeals.com".

- John Lin, Fuqua'99

Director/VP of Business Development of Internet Startup Launching Soon

Speedeals is seeking a skilled, smart, and hands-on senior level leader to build and manage relationships with our local merchant partners. Speedeals is a pre-funded startup, therefore the compensation for this position will be equity-only to start. The Senior Business Development Leader will develop the strategies, partnerships, and selling tools needed to efficiently build successful relationships with local restaurants, spas, salons, theaters and various other merchants located in the San Jose area.

Responsibilities:
* Develop overall sales & marketing strategy, targeting local merchants in the San Jose area
* Identify and create marketing pitch, selling materials to target specific merchant segments
* Build and manage the pipeline of prospective merchants
* Identify, negotiate, and manage partnerships that leverage reach and sales opportunities
* Build and manage inside and outside sales team
* Create and manage affiliates program

Qualifications:
* 7+ years experience in Business Development / Sales, including experience negotiating successful business partnerships.
* At least 2 years experience target SMEs, especially restaurants, spas, or salons
* Comfortable with both “big picture” strategy and hands-on cold-calling into various types of local businesses
* Unusually high degree of persistence and sales prowess
* Demonstrates a high level diligence and accountability
* Has the ability to leverage social and professional networks to discover new opportunities
* Able to research and target businesses in cities nationwide

To apply for this position, please your resume and a coverletter to: info@speedeals.com

About Speedeals:
 Speedeals provides online and mobile access to discounted consumer services and products, and customer acquisition tools for local businesses. Speedeals offers a unique and broad selection of discounted services, and provides a fun and simple solution for finding, purchasing, and using discounted services. We are the only “real-time” deals service which allows the immediate purchase and use of services, and supports local businesses by bringing new customers right to their door. Visit us at www.speedeals.com or email us at info@speedeals.com.

PLEASE INDICATE ON YOUR COVERLETTER/EMAIL THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN EQUITY ONLY POSITION UNTIL WE RECEIVE SERIES A FUNDING.
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