Business Development Manager

Chicago, IL, USA ● Virtual Req #311
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Vitamin T (a division of Aquent), the world's first and largest digital creative and marketing workforce solutions firm is growing!  We’re hiring a Business Development Manager to support clients in Chicagoland. 

Committed to providing a results-driven environment in a progressive and innovative culture, we are seeking consultative sales professionals who share the same entrepreneurial spirit that we were founded upon and maintain today. 

Our new BDM will land, maintain and grow deep and lasting relationships with advertising agencies and corporate clients across Chicago. Our BDMs listen to clients’ pain points and suggest the best solutions including staffing and managed services. You’ll walk in the door with established accounts and you’ll hustle to land new business. 

You’ll work exclusively from home in a collaborative and tight-knit team. 

This role is best for someone who has demonstrated success selling solutions (not physical products) to C-suite and director-level buyers. 

As a Business Development Manager, you will:

  • Build and maintain a healthy pipeline of clients by following a sound sales process, developing relationships and cross-selling all our creative segments

  • Generate a high number of new & repeat orders by calling clients to ask for business and delivering fanatical customer service as we learn how we can help them

  • Actively participate and network with professionals within the design community to stay on top of industry trends and share your knowledge 

  • Respond with remarkable speed and quality to incoming client requests while working hard to proactively find work for our talent on an ongoing basis

  • Be an incredible team player who works hard to help our team, our talent, and our clients as we all get smarter and grow, grow, grow!

The right person for this role will have:

  • 4-8 years of solutions sales experience, B2B

  • Proven sales record closing multi-year, complex sales

  • Solution sales is the name of the game and prior success selling solutions is critical

  • Experience in the digital creative and marketing space is helpful

  • Strong quantitative reasoning skills are important, you must be fast on your feet to work out pricing models

  • Excellent troubleshooting and negotiating skills

  • You should be skilled in crafting tailored emails that land meetings

About Aquent:

We are a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support their most valuable resource - people. More than 30 years ago, we invented the creative and marketing staffing speciality. We continue to be the largest creative staffing firm in the world. By challenging conventional wisdom, we continuously innovate across talent, services, and technology within the creative space and beyond. 


Vitamin T/Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Virtual