Business Development Representative - S. Chicago and NW IN

S. Chicago Metro

Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That’s just what our employees are doing every single day – in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people.

We are looking for people who are keen to try something new:

  • Meet or exceed sales growth targets for Direct Rx business and other strategic targets such as premium lenses, coatings, dispensing tools and equipment, or key sales programs
  • Segment territory using CRM Account Classification system and identify key customer targets to increase territory sales
  • Profile and evaluate each customer’s store operation, financial data, business model & profit drivers, and create value-based sales strategies that has positive financial impact on company
  • Conduct and prepare pre-call planning and call objectives, and anticipate likely objections; understand motivations and establish a relationship as a trusted advisor / consultant
  • Lead sales conversation with ECPs by challenging and persuading them to change behavior. Build agreement at each point in the sales process, remove barriers and close the deal
  • Create innovative tactical and strategic approaches to meet and exceed business objectives when faced with an obstacle or a customer concern
  • Treat territory as own franchise by creating and executing territory plan to achieve goals; consider required investment and financial impact in developing customer strategies
  • Increase sales by effectively communicating the advantages and benefits of Carl Zeiss Vision products and services to Eye Care Professionals
  • Support and implements national marketing plans, utilizing digital tools and apps
  • Schedule, plan, develop and conduct on-site individual, group and office training and educational seminars to increase demand for Carl Zeiss Vision labs, lenses and dispensing tools
  • Maximize and execute customer marketing programs to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Establish a positive, productive and collaborate working relationships with Carl Zeiss Vision employees and colleagues
  • Operate with the highest ethical standard during every customer interaction and in alignment with Carl Zeiss philosophies and leadership principles
  • Input accurate and timely reports via Salesforce.com
  • Efficiently manage travel cost and leverage smart spending techniques
  • Prepare and submit timely expense reports

You are:

  • BS or BA in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field strongly preferred
  • 3+ years in a successful business to business sales environment, preferably in Rx sales, optical, medical device or retail operations industry with Fortune 500 companies
  • Strong sales focus with the ability to move key opportunities through the sales cycle, providing detailed and accurate sales forecasts using the company's CRM tool
  • Ability to thrive in a competitive environment
  • Demonstrated experience in creating plans to achieve revenue and profitability goals
  • Effective consultative, conceptual and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to establish influential relationship with customers
  • Disciplined and results-oriented approach to selling and strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate as a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Ability to influence situations and people
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • ABO & ABO speaker certification preferred
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Demonstrated ability to be proficient with standard MS Office applications, company technology devices (Laptop, iPad, iPhone, etc.) for territory management and product orders and knowledge of Salesforce.com preferred
In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow.

Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity.

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