Business Development Associate (contractor)
ROOM8 is a roommate matching app, launched on 18 January 2017, designed to serve Millennial renters. It utilizes social media data to produce matches based on mutual connections, budget, location, lifestyle and interests. Whether a user is looking for a room, needs to fill a room, or wants to find someone great to search for a place together – the app creates an all in one experience and marketplace, aimed at taking what has been a painful experience and making it simple.
We are looking for a business development go-getter to help drive growth and market expansion. You will be in charge of identifying, developing and growing relationships with university and business partners, critical to attracting new users. This will include managing potential sponsorships and events with these partners to attract and onboard students and employees in search of roommates. You should have command of best practices and trends in business development and marketing, enjoy being creative, and understand how to both build, cultivate and manage external partnerships.
Establish and execute ROOM8 strategy to prospect and acquire the right business-to-business clients.
Manage relationships with key clients that you acquire.
Collaborate closely with the ROOM8 team to deliver on successful programs for third party clients, this will include working with marketing for cross/social marketing and event opportunities to promote ROOM8
Develop a deep understanding of our capabilities and be able to guide and set expectations with prospects and clients.
Continuously explore new opportunities for growing existing client relationships.
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related field
3-5 years in a results-focused business development role preferably in a start-up environment
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous projects and activities
Self-motivated and results oriented with a high attention to detail
Self-starter with strong ability to solve problems and identify creative solutions on your own to get the job done
Collaborative and strong interpersonal relationship building and influencing skills
Ability to identify tools, technology and other solutions required to facilitate client/partner/channel expansion