Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development

Social Studies, Inc is seeking a Director of Business Development to join our growing Sales team. You will report to our VP of Revenue & Partnerships and work closely with our executive team. You should have a relevant media background to oversee the sales cycle from start to finish, shepherd clients with finesse, and have strong relationships across top brands, agencies and media companies.
 
Who We are: 

Social Studies is the agency and influencer marketing technology created to inspire authentic conversations through actionable data. We align innovative brands with emerging social content creators at scale, fostering next-generation partnerships that deliver meaningful results. 

Fusing the qualitative power of a white-glove agency + our proprietary software, we established a new standard of process + efficiency rooted in data-backed marketing campaigns.

Our partners include leaders in CPG, Dining, Travel, Beverage and Retail, across Fortune 500 brands and startup companies alike.
 
Tasks And Opportunities:

  • Oversee and lead the sales cycle from prospecting and pitching to negotiating deals.
  • Cultivate relationships with past, present and future clients from both brands and agencies with focuses across diverse categories (e.g. fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, CPG, dining, finance).
  • Build network and brand awareness throughout the industry, representing our core business offerings and values.
  • Work with team members to create proposals and packages for advertisers that align with their KPIs.
  • Build on existing key categories and open new ones in key growth areas.
  • Exceed monthly sales goals and maximize Social Studies’ core offerings in market.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above.
  • 7+ years of experience in a sales-based, client-facing role; Preferably in a publishing, media, or advertising environment.
  • You’re psyched on startups. You’ve been making lemonade out of lemons since the ‘90s.
  • Strong relationships and existing network of prospective clients (experience-building, selling to, servicing and growing a client database).
  • Experience closing deal sizes from 50k to 500k+.
  • Experience and ability packaging and selling integrated suite of offerings across services, product, and activation.
  • Proactive, results-driven team player.
  • Communication is your forte. You should be an excellent written, visual and verbal, communicator across all mediums.
  • Solution-oriented problem solver who quickly adapts to change and brings strategic solutions to the table.
  • A hybrid thinker who understands the importance of creative, strategic and data-driven insights.
  • A team player who thrives on collaboration, but can work independently as well
  • Proficient in a sales CRM like SalesForce or PipeDrive, G Suite, Keynote, and all social platforms.




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