Are you passionate and excited about technology? Are you a storyteller that likes to explain the benefits of your product and how it can benefit people’s lives? We are seeking energetic, driven individuals to proudly represent BDSmktg and our client’s brand products at retail. Our employees are important partners with our clients; they deliver exceptional results and work to enhance our clients’ retail performance each day.
The primary role of the Market Development Manager (MDM) will be to act as an extension of the brand and sales team. This individual will personify the brand’s mission statement / motto, possess key brand personality traits and excitement that will resonate with Retail Sales Associates. MDMs are passionate and excited by technology and how it benefits people’s lives. They will also be a natural narrator, able to explain how specs and technology translate to simple consumer benefits.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Market knowledge – Familiar with and passionate about tech
Retail sales or showroom experience
Genuine with an approachable and transparent demeanor
Ability to actively engage people
Dependable and trustworthy with a ‘make it happen’ attitude
Easy going and able to ebb and flow with the business
Clear understanding and in-depth knowledge of the product portfolio and client’s primary objectives
Thoughtful and reflective listener, actively pursues customer solutions
Highly proactive, energetic and flexible; able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Ability to recall large amounts of information quickly
Dynamic speaker, comfortable dealing and presenting to large groups of people
Embody well-honed social skills, to include strong listening, oral and written communication skills
Well-groomed in appearance, be extremely organized and feel comfortable in a position with significant responsibility
As the voice and ears of the field, excellent communication and proper immediate escalation is a must
Mystery shop opportunities to obtain retail/carrier recommendations, product knowledge assessments, comments and concerns, as well as consumer relations and in-store observations of the brand and the competition
Provide high-level product sales training on features, competitive advantages, and conduct product demonstrations to retail sales associates and consumers
Act as the brand advocate to increase retail sales associates’ rate of brand recommendation and sales of product portfolio
Be an expert on products and experiences while demonstrating brand experiences in alignment with client initiatives
Engage customers during high traffic times within retail locations at demo day events to drive sales of the brand’s products
Deliver POS, collateral and products to retail locations along with merchandising compliance verification and competitive insights
Monitor POP / POS to ensure it is current and placed according to plan-o-gram
Answer questions about the brand and product with confidence and ease
Promote brand in an appealing manner to current and prospective customers
Travel within market and to approved out-of-territory assignments as required
Report market and competitive intelligence to program leadership and provide feedback on key initiatives
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
Regularly sit, stand, walk, bend over, grasp, talk and/or hear, and drive
Occasionally carrying and lifting office supplies up to 10 lbs.
Occasionally travel via flight or other modes of transportation
Continuous hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation
Email resume to: Jessica.Piadade@BDSmktg.com
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BDSmktg is your trusted retail marketing partner. With over 30 years of experience guiding customers through the buying journey, we are experts at powering sales for the world’s top brands. BDS offers our clients three fully integrated core solutions that drive brand demand and sell-through: Brand Advocacy, Retail Readiness, and Retail Environments. We craft custom solutions from our suite of 18 services, and our specialized teams ensure your brand is ready for each new selling season. Founded in 1984, BDS Marketing, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with a regional office in Heath, Ohio. For more information, visit www.BDSmktg.com.