MicroStrategy offers a competitive market salary and an unrivalled transparent commission structure along side a package of benefits.
This role is part of a global expansion to drive annual revenue to $1 billion.
The (BDR) will be responsible for conducting Strategic Business Development to new targets within both prospect and existing accounts, with the objective of introducing / positioning MicroStrategy’s products and services to key decision-
makers to drive activity through the initial phases of the sales cycle and to create marketing qualified leads for the sales force.
This will include conducting presentations and participating in demos with prospects and often be associated with setting up an initial meeting between the prospect and the assigned Account Executive or MicroStrategy senior management.
Your Focus :
Outbound Business Development·
Conduct Outbound Strategic Business Development in concert / communication with Account Executives, where the Business Development Representative will work with 3-
5 Account Executives, with the objective of creating marketing qualified leads for the sales force. This will often, but not always, be associated with setting up an initial meeting between the prospect and the assigned Account Executive.
Inbound Business Development·
Conduct Strategic Business Development as part of follow-up with prospects who have responded to our Marketing Activities (Events & Tradeshows, Webcasts, Ads, Collateral on our website, Software Evals, etc.
with the objective of creating marketing qualified leads for the sales force. This will often, but not always, be associated with setting up an initial meeting between the prospect and the assigned Account Executive.
All Business Development·
Work with Product Marketing and Sales teams to become knowledgeable in all MicroStrategy products and services such that the Business Development Representative is able to effectively and persuasively target the value proposition of MicroStrategy’s products and services to specified pain points for the right buyer profile and to communicate our products’ differentiation in a clear and compelling way that drives interest and results in marketing qualified leads / initial meetings.
This includes mastering product training as well as guideline call scripts for multiple products and multiple buyer profiles.
Perform contact discovery where necessary as part of the Business Development process to more effectively target Business Development efforts (i.
e. prospect identification and discovery of contact information)
Maintain daily activities in system of record, tracking interactions with prospects and customers (Experience with salesforce.com preferred)
Provide daily / weekly updates to manager on individual activity · Interact regularly with all areas of Marketing and Sales, including Marketing Operations team, to discuss the lead qualification process, and recommend improvements
Work closely with the Marketing team in developing new ways to increase awareness of MicroStrategy products and services
Drive participation to MicroStrategy events and set-up on-site meetings at tradeshows with MicroStrategy presence
Required Experience and Skills :
Motivation, Innovation, Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer-Focus.
You should also bring the following :
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
Prior business development experience
Strong telephone and prospecting (cold-calling) skills
Experience of the South African market
Understanding of enterprise software / B2B high tech industry a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willing to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Goal-oriented, highly confident, self-motivated
Excellent organisational skills
Adaptable to new challenges