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Business Development Representative - North America

at Keelvar (view all jobs)
Remote (US)
About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a cutting edge company, disrupting its industry. Currently optimizing over $100bn+ in procurement spend for the world's largest companies, Keelvar is more than just a software company. Keelvar is an evolution of how companies work.

Keelvar is on a fast-paced journey to herald a new era of SaaS 3.0. Using AI, Machine Learning, and Game Theory to build intelligent systems that optimize and automate the procurement sourcing process, we save our customers millions of dollars every year, and help their suppliers find the best customers for them. Many of the world’s top blue chip companies use Keelvar to aid negotiations; they set high standards that we relish achieving because it helps us be the best at what we do.

We believe we can change the world and have fun doing it. We believe that a culture of hard work, curiosity, experimentation, and risk-taking is the key to finding breakthrough approaches.

We strive for excellence, challenging ourselves and each other, with independent thinking, a lot of focus, and plenty of collaboration. In our eyes, the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward. We’re not content with just equipping users with good tools; we want to help our customers achieve success and excellence, and sometimes this requires lateral or unconventional thinking. We want you to share your knowledge readily and learn every day. We like to ask questions, and answer questions when we can. We invite you to a workplace that is inclusive and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race. We support everyone in being themselves, feeling empowered and inspired to make a difference.

If you are passionate about how technology is changing the world of work and want to work with a great team, this is the role for you.

Business Development Representative (BDR) role

Keelvar is seeking an experienced, energetic and results-focused professional to drive sales success as a Business Development Representative (BDR) focused on the North America market. While the company is headquartered in Cork, Ireland, this is a remote position that will support our North American marketing and sales efforts.

The BDR (level 2) for North America will have responsibility for outreach and communication to inbound contacts expressing interest in Keelvar and our solutions, with the goal of educating and engaging those individuals for business sales opportunities. They will also work on outbound, targeted research and prospecting to target accounts in partnership with our selling team.

The BDR will be measured on the number of qualified sales engagements they secure each month. There are additional financial bonuses for over-performance against target goals as well as for generated engagements that advance to sales pipeline opportunities.

The day-to-day work of the BDR will include:
  • Spearheading targeted account research, contact discovery, and outbound outreach to market segments or specific accounts identified by marketing and sales.
  • Conducting timely follow-up on new leads and inquiries generated by marketing campaigns, based on response time metrics, via a mix of email and phone outreach.
  • Conducting ongoing nurturing of existing leads and past inquiries, seeking to improve engagement and response.
  • Collaborating with sales team members regarding hand-off of leads and scheduling of next-step “discovery call” sales meetings.
  • Maintaining accurate data and process compliance in Keelvar’s CRM system (Hubspot) and other sales documentation, including regular reporting on productivity and results.
Strategic work of the BDR will include:
  • Working with the sales and marketing teams to develop context-appropriate follow-up content and tactics based on different lead personas and interest areas.
  • Monitoring and refining data reporting to show outreach coverage and outcomes, with goal of continuous improvement to drive better results over time.
  • Staying current on Keelvar product offerings, messaging, procurement and supply chain trends, competitive positioning, and BDR best practices.
The ideal BDR Level II candidate for Keelvar in North America will have:
  • At least 2 years of similar experience as a business or sales development representative or inside sales team member, therefore direct knowledge of the work needed in this role.
  • Strong bias to candidates with software/tech B2B enterprise sales experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail, data accuracy, and written and verbal communication.
  • Analytical approach to communication strategy.
  • Familiarity with sales CRM tools (i.e. Hubspot, Salesforce, etc.)
  • A collaborative, team-oriented nature but also able to work independently with strong accountability.
  • Based in North America.
Where is it based?

We are a well-treated bunch, with awesome benefits! If there’s something important to you that’s not on this list, talk to us!

Competitive salary in a fast-growing start-up
Peace of mind with life assurance
MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done.

We are a diverse bunch of people and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our organisation. We're committed to an inclusive and diverse Keelvar! We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.

Remote work? 🇮🇪

Covid-19 has changed the work environment. This role is based in the US but will remain a remote role

How to Apply

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