Business Development Representative – Nashville, TN

ZEISS Group - Nashville, TN (30+ days ago)3.7


Your job
Meet or exceed sales growth targets for Direct Rx business and other strategic targets such as premium lenses, coatings, dispensing tools and equipment, or key sales programs.
Segment territory using CRM Account Classification system and identify key customer targets to increase territory sales.
Profile and evaluate each customer’s store operation, financial data, business model & profit drivers, and create value-based sales strategies that has positive financial impact on company.
Conduct and prepare pre-call planning and call objectives, and anticipate likely objections; understand motivations and establish a relationship as a trusted advisor / consultant.
Lead sales conversation with ECPs by challenging and persuading them to change behavior. Build agreement at each point in the sales process, remove barriers and close the deal.
Create innovative tactical and strategic approaches to meet and exceed business objectives when faced with an obstacle or a customer concern.
Treat territory as own franchise by creating and executing territory plan to achieve goals; consider required investment and financial impact in developing customer strategies.
Increase sales by effectively communicating the advantages and benefits of Carl Zeiss Vision products and services to Eye Care Professionals.
Support and implements national marketing plans, utilizing digital tools and apps.
Schedule, plan, develop and conduct on-site individual, group and office training and educational seminars to increase demand for Carl Zeiss Vision labs, lenses and dispensing tools.
Maximize and execute customer marketing programs to accomplish goals and objectives.
Establish a positive, productive and collaborate working relationships with Carl Zeiss Vision employees and colleagues.
Operate with the highest ethical standard during every customer interaction and in alignment with Carl Zeiss philosophies and leadership principles.
Input accurate and timely reports via Salesforce.com.
Efficiently manage travel cost and leverage smart spending techniques.
Prepare and submit timely expense reports.
Our requirements
BS or BA in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field strongly preferred
3+ years in a successful business to business sales environment, preferably in Rx sales, optical, medical device or retail operations industry with Fortune 500 companies
Strong sales focus with the ability to move key opportunities through the sales cycle, providing detailed and accurate sales forecasts using the company's CRM tool.
Ability to thrive in a competitive environment
Demonstrated experience in creating plans to achieve revenue and profitability goals.
Effective consultative, conceptual and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to establish influential relationship with customers
Disciplined and results-oriented approach to selling and strong time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to operate as a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
Ability to influence situations and people
Self-starter with the ability to work independently
ABO & ABO speaker certification preferred
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills
Must have a valid driver’s license
Demonstrated ability to be proficient with standard MS Office applications, company technology devices (Laptop, iPad, iPhone, etc.) for territory management and product orders and knowledge of Salesforce.com preferred
With more than 27,000 employees, ZEISS is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for 170 years. ZEISS develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology.

If you are interested in this position, please send us your application using the link at the bottom of this page, indicating your earliest possible entry date.

We are an EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabled employer. If you need accommodations to complete the application process, please email Luisa.Southern@zeiss.com to request assistance.