Business Development Director

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Posted: 08/09/2023 Industry: Marketing Communications Job Number: 3203 Pay Rate: $135K

Job Description

Elevate Your Career as a Business Development Director in Minneapolis, MN!

Are you a tenacious go-getter with an unyielding drive to succeed? Do you possess the confidence to close deals, the assertiveness to excel, and the dependability to thrive in a competitive environment? Are you known for your innate curiosity, strong business acumen, and your passion for deciphering the intricacies of businesses? If you're a master of constructive conversations and a team player who flourishes in dynamic environments, our client has an exclusive opportunity for you!

Position Overview: Business Development Director As a Business Development Director, you'll play a pivotal role within their Minneapolis/St. Paul regional sales team. Your mission? To uncover promising business opportunities, cultivate relationships, and gain a deep understanding of our customer's critical business strategies in the Minneapolis market. Teaming up with subject matter experts, you'll craft and execute tailor-made solutions that help their clients achieve their most ambitious business goals.


Compensation and Benefits: Your potential knows no bounds. Their enticing compensation package comprises:

  • Base salary
  • Commissions linked to revenue generation
  • Fiscal year bonus based on revenue productivity and profitability
  • Performance-based bonuses tied to crucial sales metrics during your first two years
  • Comprehensive benefits encompassing health insurance, dental & vision coverage, prescription coverage, pet insurance, life insurance, 401K & profit sharing
  • Eligibility for the prestigious President's Club travel award
  • Car allowance, company laptop, mobile device reimbursement
  • Full expense account for hosting client engagements

If you're a dynamic individual with a proven sales record and a burning desire to excel, we invite you to embark on this exhilarating journey. Join them in shaping the future of business development.

Apply now and become a part of their triumphant team!


Job Requirements


    • Location: Must be currently located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
    • Expertise: A minimum of 7 years of direct B2B sales experience targeting Fortune 1000 companies.
    • Proven Track Record: A history of conquering new business development challenges, specializing in marketing solutions or professional business services.
    • Sales Dynamo: Demonstrable success in prospecting, revenue expansion, and cultivating large accounts
    • Sales Cycle Virtuoso: Adept at navigating sales cycles of varying durations (3 to 6 to 12 months).
    • Steadfastness: An impressive record of career stability, with a maximum of three employers in the past ten years.
    • Education: A four-year college degree is preferred.
    • Tech Enthusiast: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products is a must. Familiarity with web, SaaS, and mobile applications is a plus.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jeanine Ellison
Executive Search Consultant

Jeanine has over 20 years of recruiting experience and currently leads our Print, Packaging and Communications practice. She also works in Industrial MRO and the Information Technology Marketing Industries. The positions she successfully places range from Sales to Business Development to Director to President. Technology positions range from Project/Program Managers to Operations and Implementation Managers to CTOs.

A common thread for all her clients is “top-grading” talent resulting in the organization’s increase in revenues and profitability. She takes it as a personal challenge to find the best candidate no one else is able to find!

Jeanine joined WorldBridge Partners Chicago NW in November, 2009 and brings in-depth staffing industry expertise in recruiting, operations and management.

Jeanine started her career placing candidates in a vast array of industries in positions ranging from entry-level to executive management. She quickly moved from a private organization managing multiple offices to working for a national firm, where she oversaw all recruiting and operations for the Midwest Region.


  • BS, Illinois State University
  • Certified Professional Staffing certification


  • 2015 Top Search Consultant
  • 2015 Management Recruiters International Network Pacesetter winner
  • Member of the #4 (of 500) Global Billing Management Team
  • Member of the Top Midwest Billing Management Team (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nationally ranked Project Manager

“There is no greater feeling of satisfaction than positively impacting the lives of our candidates & clients and helping them achieve their career goals.”


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