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Job Title:  Manager, Business Development


Calgary or Edmonton, AB, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  103043
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 103043 
Business Function: Sales 
Primary City: Calgary or Edmonton 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Alberta 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: MGTSS02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 03/08/2021

Job Description

The Business Development Manager (BDM) is responsible to achieve the vertical revenue target through direct sales leadership and by providing industry/segment knowledge and expertise to the front-line sales representatives. Incumbents will identify sales opportunities aimed at increasing segment revenue and overall market share; uncovering and unlocking untapped opportunities and bundling product solution sets across the lines of business and Group of Companies.


The BDM cooperates with the BDL by providing market education, sales support, and guidance to front-line sales representatives and, in certain circumstances, takes an independent leadership role in the sales process. The Business Development Manager is regionally based supporting initiatives for the assigned vertical market(s)

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager Business Development


  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of the assigned vertical market(s).  Identifies opportunities and risks within the Business Development target industries.  Identifies business opportunities and competitive threats on a regional level. Leverages industry and account specific knowledge to provide comprehensive input into the Business/Market Plan as defined by the BDL. 


  • Is accountable for prospecting, acquiring, retaining and penetrating customers within the specific vertical market(s) to achieve sales targets for volume and revenue growth (territory base revenue plus assigned growth quota) across all product lines.


  • Generates leads for potential sales opportunities. Executes on assigned tactical plan associated to the Business/Market Plan and formulates specific customer approaches in order to earn the customer’s business.


  • BDM is involved in sales cycles: by providing front-line sales representatives with industry insights and specific integrated solutions to sell that are both viable and cost-effective; Guides, assists and supports in the development and implementation of sales strategies to generate new business; Coaches & monitors the sales opportunity through to a successful conclusion; Independently assumes selling responsibilities for key industry sales opportunities and accounts at risk. Supports the end to end selling process for complex &/or multi-services/products deals.


  •  Leverages market expertise to assess Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Bid/No Bid process and associated sales strategy specific to Business Development opportunities within the assigned vertical markets.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Assesses market potential on a continuous basis and uncovers and unlocks untapped or under leveraged market opportunities. Collaborates with his/her BDL and Product Management to sell integrated pilot solutions identified in the business plan.


  • Establishes collaborative working relationships with front-line sales representatives and works to support them in engaging potential customers, qualifying opportunities and developing accounts. Supports cost/benefit analysis and related strategies and provides input into customer specific pricing proposals.


  • Follows-up on sales activity, prepares Business Cases, develops Value Propositions including value added service enhancements, formal proposals and presentations specific to promote and support Business Development opportunities.


  • Provides support to the BDL on defining the market strategy and updating and communicating the dynamic changes of the Business/Market Plan within their regional area.  Closely monitors vertical market performance, gathers information and intelligence ensuring that strategies are in place to mitigate erosion and minimize gap for revenue growth.


  • Establishes collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders and provides support to help ensure seamless integration for market opportunities.



  • Post-secondary education



  • Experience in solution selling
  • 5 years of experience in Commercial Sales at the senior executive level
  • At least 5 years of experience in a sales/business development role


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation and influencing skills
  • Results orientated
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-motivation and the drive to achieve goals
  • Computer proficiency
  • Strong business acumen

Other Information


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Important Message
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