Director of Business Development - K12

Aramark - Chicago, IL

About Aramark
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As Director of Business Development (DBD) for your assigned region, you will lead new Dining Services business development initiatives and processes. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Sales and working closely with other DBD's, the Partnership Development Team and the Vice President of Growth, you will lead the business development efforts in specific Education marketplace segments including pipeline build, developing overall strategy, setting annual revenue targets, analyzing business opportunities, identifying priority prospects and key decision makers, creating compelling presentations and overseeing the business development proposal process working closely with internal and external constituents.

You will partner closely with the Regional Vice Presidents and Region Functional Support Leaders to ensure the business development strategy and tactics align with business operational goals overall growth success.

Proven track record of initiating and successfully driving new business partnerships
Ability to develop and manage pipeline of opportunities and convert prospects to clients Success in utilizing a strategic consultative selling approach to driving new business
Consistent track record of meeting and exceeding revenue goals
Ability to qualify accounts and move them into the sales pipeline as true prospects while focusing on the opportunities that have the most strategic and financial impact for the company
Demonstrated strategic and analytical sales approach with focus on building trust and meaningful relationships with senior level clients
Success in building alliances and influencing key decision makers (at all levels) within the client organization and developing trust-based relationships with key internal constituents and colleagues
Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams during the sales process in order to create compelling solutions for prospective clients
Proven financial acumen and understanding of how to structure complex financial proposals including top- and bottom-line revenue, AOI, ROIC and IRR calculations
Demonstrated thought leadership in solving strategic and operational business problems
BA/BS is required for this position. MBA preferred.
Ideal candidate will possess at least 5 years of solution-based selling experience, preferably within the Higher Education marketplace
Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications is required.
Working knowledge of is preferred.
Effectively use deliberate influence strategies to impact, shape, or re-direct the behaviors of others, without formal authority
Position requires flexibility to travel 70-80%, including overnight.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, presentation skills, and computer skills
Possess a genuine desire and ability to discover the changing needs of clients and respond accordingly with solutions that target those needs
True understanding of Strategic Selling (Miller Heiman preferred)
Successfully building alliances and influencing key decisions makers (of all levels)
Strategic sales planning and methodologies
Competitive drive and determination with focus on results orientation
Researching and obtaining market awareness of industry and client
Financial and technical acumen in understanding needs and developing proposals
Excellent organizational skills
Developing and executing sales processes through indirect/direct influence

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran