At Allied Universal Security Services, we sell trust. We foster a sales team environment that embraces a consultative approach and recognizes that your judgment is critical to leveraging a world class brand in the local market that provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses in our communities. We are currently seeking a Business Development Associate to support field sales activities with the intent to drive key performance indicators and sales results. It encompasses assisting Sales Executives and local Business Development Managers with many of the components of their job functions including telemarketing support, proposal writing, creating presentations, other sales administrative support and other developmental activities.
Conduct cold calls on a select number of prospects provided by the BDM community to establish face-to-face appointments and determine prospect qualification
Building rapport with prospects and transition “cold” inquiries over time into “warm” responsive prospects
Maintain credibility of existing database by maintaining accurate CRM automated records, historical data on the sales process and updated contact information
Develop relationships with prospects in database for who you are striving to set appointments with for BDMs
Support the region’s sales team to create high quality, compelling, and customer-focused proposals/PowerPoint presentations in support of business goals by using high-level writing skills to persuasively answer questions to RFPs and develop proposal text
Assist region’s BDMs in developing contracts for new clients
Assist with the completion of pricing models at the direction of the VP of Sales
Participate in meetings with prospects, as requested.
Maintain confidentiality of all information and data
Network within community relationships, attend and get actively involved with identified associations (BOMA, ASIS, etc.), as agreed upon with VP of Sales
Actively utilize social media in a positive fashion to exemplify the AUS brand.
Proactively seek out ways to improve the Allied Universal prospect and customer experience
Contribute to the Region meeting and/or exceeding sales expectations
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years inside sales or marketing, preferably with a service product
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows-based computers and peripheral equipment
Superior interpersonal and communication skills over the phone and in person
Demonstrated ability to successfully utilize CRM software to drive sales (SalesForce.com, ACT, Gold Mine, Upshot, Siebold, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment that allows for collaboration with the sales and operations teams in identifying and resolving problems, issues, concerns
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors and general public
Ability to deal with internal and external customers and perform multiple tasks in a timely, courteous and professional manner
Must be able to meet deadlines, work independently, take initiative and follow through with requests and details
Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. With over 140,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information: www.AUS.com.
We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.