Business Development Manager


  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14992
  • Salary: $1.00

Growing Talent – Business Development Manager

Who we are:
Growing Talent is Chicago’s first Cannabis specific staffing firm focused on the education and placement of professionals passionate about the growing industry. Our mission is to elevate the emerging cannabis market by creating an easily accessible platform that provides best-in-class training and professional education to cultivate the next generation of leaders. We then connect our talent network directly with leading career opportunities and high-growth organizations within the Cannabis industry.
We are currently seeking a Sales Professional to join our growing team located in downtown Chicago. As a Business Development Manager, you will work in a high-growth environment managing the end-to-end sales lifecycle of staffing/executive search in the fields of technology, data, engineering, marketing, operations, and more across the Cannabis industry. We offer a full suite of human capital and consulting services to equip you with the right tools to succeed while also having you work closely with our CEO, President, and Recruiters to promote growth and development. We are passionate about Cannabis and what we do, and, in turn, we are seeking people who are passionate about developing their careers at Growing Talent.

Who you are:

  • Experience selling staffing/executive search solutions or extensive experience in a business development and account management role doing solutions-based selling
  • Must be a competitive high achiever and persistent professional
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals
  • Flexibility to thrive and adapt in a high growth, fast paced, evolving industry, decidedly entrepreneurial in nature, a high level of energy
  • Strong persuasive ability and goal oriented
  • Proven relationship and people management skills with high level of professionalism
  • Excellent cold outreach skills w/ ability to build lasting relationships
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi-task.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and execute strategies to gain account intelligence and develop business with new and existing clients
  • Provide relevant industry expertise and market intelligence to clients
  • Generate sales leads and set client meetings to develop new accounts, establish relationships, and close viable business opportunities
  • Present our services and solutions to key decision makers
  • Services include providing a thorough assessment, analysis and process of workforce
  • Augment existing recruiting efforts through job profiling and candidate identification provided by recruiters
  • Build a dedicated onsite team with an Account Manager that works directly with internal business leaders and hiring managers to ensure delivery of best-in-class talent
  • Manage the client relationship, recognize key client issues, and ensure that client needs, and project objectives are consistently met through weekly/monthly follow-up
  • Attend networking events, sporting events, lunches, dinners, etc. to build client relationships
  • Responsible for end-to-end delivery


  • Medical: PPO medical coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental: PPO dental coverage through Principal
  • Vision: coverage through VSP
  • Company Equity Program
  • Qualified transportation expenses
  • 401k with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability
  • Maternity benefits
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Speaker Series
  • Remote Work Capabilities
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Weekly Pay
  • Casual dress, all-day, every day; bonuses; holiday party; company picnic and outings; discounts for products and local attractions
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