Sodexo Inc. New Business Developer - Universities in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Unit Description

Are you a self-starter, a go-getter, and a deal maker? At Sodexo , you will find a culture that rewards such entrepreneurial spirit. Sodexo empowers Business Development Executives to make decisions to grow the business. We are looking for like-minded people who can share our passion for success

Use insight and consultative selling techniques to teach customers about their industry and offer unique perspectives on their business, which link back to Sodexo and our mission of Quality of Life Services.

  • Research prospective organizations to identify the right customer stakeholders to sell to.

  • Coach customer stakeholders and build consensus for Sodexo’s solutions within their organization.

  • Independently and collaboratively strategize for solving deal-level challenges.

  • Increase Sodexo’s sales volume and deal size

Sodexo is searching for a New Business Developer to join our Universities Segment . Due to growth within the region we are looking to bring on additional support in our MidWest (IL/WI/MN/MO/KS/IA) markets.

This new role will help support the team with business opportunities and new offers. The New Business Developer is responsible for Dining sales .

The New Business Developer, Dining is responsible for:

  • Developing new and potential accounts within the assigned geographic area.

  • Developing and implementing short and long range sales strategies and achieving targeted new sales goals by orchestrating the sales process including prospect identification, execution, proposal development, proposal delivery and contract negotiation.

To be a successful sales executive you will need the following skills:

  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of contract management

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • C-level sales acumen

  • Technical & Financial skills

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5-7 years of successful sales or related experience, preferably within the College and University Market. Candidate must live close to a major airport and reside within the defined sales territory noted above.

Position Summary

Responsible for the development of new and potential accounts aligned with strategic organizational objectives within geographic area. Develops and implements short- and long-range sales strategies based on prospective client needs and strategic outcomes. Develops, implements and achieves individual and division sales quotas/goals through orchestration of the sales process including prospect identification and qualification; industry, market, and organizational capability understanding; solution/offer development and delivery; and successful contract negotiation and closing.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years sales or industry-related work experience

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

System ID 76563

Category Sales

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time