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Business Development Coordinator

Wood Dale, IL

Posted: 09/21/23 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Coordinator Job Number: 13287

Job Description

Business Development Coordinator | Wood Dale, IL

This is an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented, collaborative, and experienced Business Development Coordinator to join a design-driven and client-focused talented team. A Coordinator full of curiosity, passion, and creative drive that is ready to be a part of a collaborative team, this opportunity aligns with you. This company has an innovative, collaborative, challenging, empathetic, and nimble culture.

As the Business Development Coordinator, you will use a consultative approach to help develop and strengthen relationships with both prospects and new customers through targeted and consistent outreach. You will be responsible for helping to generate new business through proactive communication and creative marketing activities including conducting lunch and learns, webinars, and product presentations.
The Business Development Coordinator will also be responsible for working with the marketing department to develop client specific brochures/flyers and supporting client inquiries with catalogs and other marketing collateral as needed. You will be attending tradeshows, conventions, and other events to immerse yourself in the industry and meet new contacts who you will then record as leads to follow up with and nurture into customers. You will be the go-to subject matter expert on what differentiates the company from their competition and how the company’s products and capabilities can help new customers elevate their brand, grow their sales, and bring flexibility to their merchandise plans.

Bring your coordination expertise to an established firm that continues to stay at the forefront by developing new solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of retailers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Pro-active support to business development
  • Conducting company research on existing and new prospects
  • Qualifying, establishing, and maintaining effective relationships with prospects via phone and e-mail; including follow up with client specific materials
  • CRM client databases
  • Tracking of inquiries and pulling weekly reports from CRM
  • Act as a Salesforce CRM specialist for the team
  • Supporting and implementing sales initiatives
  • Pulling report results on sales initiatives and marketing campaigns
  • Securing meetings with prospects and design firms. Coordinating Lunch & Learns, schedules, collating marketing collateral, aiding in follow up information from visits
  • Securing and coordinating industry events and tradeshows, collating marketing collateral, aiding in follow up information
  • Coordination of any collateral needed for Business Development or Marketing efforts
  • Transferring qualified opportunities to our design led sales team in a detailed and timely manner; follow up internally and externally when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Associate degree or higher in communications, marketing, or business field of study
  • 5+ years of experience in business development coordination, marketing, business development, design business coordination, or related field
  • Interest and desire to work in the behind-the-scenes world of the retail industry
  • Demonstrate willingness to continually learn about the retail industry to help the company grow
  • Self-motivated, seeks to participate in the growth of our company
  • Technically savvy (ability to use online resources for research, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Power Point and CRM tools, Salesforce is a plus)
  • Detail Oriented; ability to multitask and still maintain a sharp eye for detail
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate quickly and effectively
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Work with all departments within the organization to satisfy request on behalf of Business Development team

Compensation and Benefits
  • Annual Salary + Annual Bonus + Full Benefits Package
  • Casual Office environment
  • A team of passionate, creative, and fun team who is dedicated to the growth of the company.
  • Full Benefits include health care plan (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, 401K with company match, PTO, Paid Holidays, Health and Fitness Reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, and much more.

For immediate consideration and review, contact: Barry Cales –

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Job Requirements

Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Business Development Coordinator, BD, BD Coordinator, Sales Coordinator, Business Coordinator, Business Development Coordinator

Meet Your Recruiter

Barry Cales

Barry brings a depth of experience in development and operations across multiple industries to the team. He combines his passion for people and drive for results, with his extensive operations experience and industry connections to bring tremendous value to his candidates and clients. Throughout his career, he has achieved significant success and awards including Partner of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Philanthropic Cafe of the Year, and Sales and Marketing Cafe of the year. He wants to share that passion and success with you. Outside of the office, you will find Barry enjoying the outdoors in life, from beachside to new foodie hotspots with his wife, Jennifer, and kids. You can reach him at

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