• Business Development Specialist

    Job Description
    About the Job
    IDARE Enterprises/CreativesMX is currently looking for a Business Development Specialist with strong background with small businesses, arts, media, entertainment and tourism.

    The Business Development Representative will be responsible for generating new sales for both exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities for the CreativesMX event series. The CreativesMX Marathon is a B2C multidisciplinary immersive experience held in the Mid-Hudson Valley (7 counties confirmed for 2018) targeting new and emerging creatives.

    We seek a charismatic and tech-savvy business development specialist. Preferably with healthy pre-existing networks in any of the following: arts, media, entertainment, tech, tourism and small business, to help advance the market for our revolutionary creative economy platform. 

    Sullivan, Dutchess and Putnam county territories available.

    Job Requirements:
    • Develop thorough understanding of the CreativesMX platform offering and devise communication strategies to present our complete portfolio of products and services.
    • Pursue target accounts, evaluate opportunities, build relationships and collect key information.
    • Capitalize on all business development techniques: phone, email, association involvement, and networking to build relationships and create opportunities.
    • Strategize and collaborate with internal teams to prepare RFPs and presentations.
    • Provide weekly reporting on items such as prospect meetings, new opportunities, project development and targeted campaigns.
    • Travel as required.
    • This position involves marketing and selling to every level of the organizations in the areas mentioned above.
    • Building on past relationships and general knowledge of these industries.
    • Researching and developing strategies to win.
    • Cultivating leads.
    • Developing business opportunities.
    • Interfacing with all stages of sales cycle.
    • Facilitating the proper execution of sponsorship fulfillment.

    • Prior experiences with sponsorships and event creation are also a plus. 
    • Must be charismatic, innovative, analytical, well organized, able to juggle many diverse and competing responsibilities simultaneously, and be familiar with all social media tools, analytics, and digital marketing metrics.
    • Must be comfortable with CRMs, PowerPoints, business analysis, and sales solicitation.
    • Must be a Closer.
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
    • Determination, patience and the ability to persuade through logical argument.
    • Stellar attention to detail.
    • "Can-do”, high energy attitude.
    • Must be a good listener.

    • Competitive base + performance bonus.
    • Exciting, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture.
    About IDARE Enterprises

    IDARE Enterprises, the creator of CreativesMX, is an economy development company based in NY's Hudson River Valley. CreativesMX is a new platform representing the best of the creative economy. Emerging artists, entertainers, innovators and entrepreneurs make up CreativesMX. We are a passionate group comprised of creators who have the vision and desire to connect creativity, culture, and commerce. CreativesMX is a community of emerging artists, designers and entrepreneurs, connecting creativity, culture, and commerce through networking events, meets and marathons.

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