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Monday, November 26, 2007

Business Development Associate

Technomic, Inc. is a leading management consulting and market research firm serving the food, restaurant and associated industries from our downtown Chicago headquarters.

We are currently seeking a dynamic, qualified Business Development Associate to join our firm. We offer the opportunity to work with major restaurant chains and foodservice suppliers driving their growth and profitability.

Requirements for consideration:
Bachelor’s Degree or above
1-3 years sales experience
Strong understanding and experience in the foodservice industry preferred
Telephone sales and development, telemarketing, or related experience
Must have a courteous and professional phone manner and exceptional conversational skills
Ambitious, adaptable, self starting and hard working
Highly professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work within deadlines in a calm and efficient manner
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

The ideal candidate will have a track record of exceeding sales targets and strong skills with relationship management and consultative selling are a must. Understanding of market research, and experience selling to marketing VPs, market researchers and C-level executives required. Candidates must be extremely comfortable prospecting and developing sales via the telephone. Prior experience working with national accounts is a plus. Some travel required.
Responsibilities include supporting the development of sales plans, selling a range of market research and related strategic products, prospecting and cultivating new business relationships with potential clients, articulating the capabilities of Technomic products and projects, providing management team with progress reporting, and representing the company at client meetings, presentations, and industry events. Candidate must also act as a client focused liaison to our consulting associates to ensure that projects are completed to clients’ specifications and timelines.

We offer excellent career growth opportunities, a competitive salary, profit sharing, 401(k), Section 125, transit benefits, and life, dental and Blue Cross health insurance. Technomic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems. Technomic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have a strong interest in a career with a firm dedicated to client service excellence and cutting-edge solutions to marketing and management problems and issues, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary range to our Human Resources department via email at resumes@technomic.com
No phone calls please. Due to the large volume of responses we receive, we can only respond to candidates of interest.

For additional information on Technomic please visit our website at: www.technomic.com

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