Emma's hiring a Business Development Specialist to join our office in Austin, TX, and that means we're looking for someone who will be deeply involved in the local community of businesses, nonprofits and agencies in Austin, and who is ready to help bring Emma to Dallas and Houston, too.
So what does a Business Development Specialist do, you ask? I think it's best described as part marketing, part networking and part selling key accounts. You'll also spend time building solid relationships with some existing local accounts. However you describe it, it means this person has his or her finger on the pulse of what's happening in each of those business communities. You may spend an afternoon interacting with great local brands like Tomlinson's Pet Store, Alamo Drafthouse, Sweet Leaf Tea, City of Austin, REDROC Advertising, Caritas Austin and dozens more. You'll also develop partnerships with associations such as Greenlights, the Austin Chapter of AMA, Austin Young Chamber and Ad Fed Austin. And work with our marketing team to develop marketing sponsorships with great local events like SXSWi and Innotech Austin.
Sweet gig, right? A day in the life of an Emma Business Developer is fast-paced, and it's challenging, rewarding and engaging. Since Emma brings a stylish, branded solution to customers who understand and value that approach to email marketing, the position lends itself to working with some of the coolest companies around the country.
While based in Austin and focused on our own community, you'll begin efforts to introduce Emma to Houston and Dallas, and will spend time on the road in each of those markets monthly. You'll be on a team with other business developers around the country in cities like Nashville, Portland, New York and Chicago.
You'll need to bring experience from past sales, marketing or business development roles — but it's a learn-as-you-go environment, where you'll be part of Emma's entrepreneurial culture. You'll be able to test the waters on marketing and business development programs and ideas that you dream up. You'll be measured on success both as an individual and as part of a team.
Ready? For more details on the Austin Business Development Specialist role, and to apply, click here.