Business Development Manager in Grand Rapids, MI at Advantage Solutions

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

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Business Development Manager


At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Business Development Manager (BDM) to develop, sell, and manage strategically grounded marketing programs and serve as the agency relationship manager with assigned clients and key retailer stake holders. A successful Business Development Manager will deliver programs that drive measurable results, meet client expectations and achieve targeted business objectives including revenue, event count, and execution relative to assigned categories, clients and programs.

 Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off 


  • Project Management duties including tracking and managing programs and timelines from development through execution and final analysis.
  • Develop stellar interdepartmental, cross-functional relationships with leaders throughout the company and cross-sell internal capabilities and services.
  • Determine project scope and components based on objectives, including concept, event, tactics, associated costs, budgets, projected revenue and timelines.
  • Own synthesizing the “sales story” into a presentation for various different audiences (vendors, retailers, leadership) utilizing strategic inputs and planning tools, historical performance data, syndicated data and consumer/industry trends.
  • Collaborate with the market research and analytics, strategy, client services, and finance and business operations teams throughout program development, execution, and post analysis.
  • Manage the creative development process, ensuring concept, graphic design, and copy elements are completed with the appropriate strategy, communication priorities, and client approvals.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 2-5 years of experience in consumer the product goods industry, brand management or agency.
  • Proven track record of developing and utilizing cross-functional relationships with stakeholders throughout the business.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships.
  • Working knowledge of syndicated data with strong sales presentation and development skills