Business Development Associate




  • Undergraduate degree or business diploma preferable but not required
  • Sales training an asset



  • Experience working in a business environment preferable but not required
  • Experience in a sales role is an asset



  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong research and/or prospecting skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service or client interactions
  • Flexible and adaptable with a strong desire for success
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as a team in support of the Regional Sales Managers
  • Aptitude to learn quickly (especially with regard to industry expertise and technology)



  • Dedicated to proactive business development – outgoing lead generation
  • Working independently to gain new business opportunities, prospects into lists of target accounts to develop new sales opportunities from cold or inactive accounts
  • Create and qualify new sales opportunities and then pass them to Business Development Officers (Account Executives)
  • Develop a program of “smart targeting” and involves building a list of target accounts and contacts that fit the “Ideal Customer Profile” to enable finding the right leads quicker and disqualify unsuitable prospects
  • Periodically represent Vigil at trade shows or conferences
  • Assist with inbound call answering and sales order processing




We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 52,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Brooklyn Heights, OH, US, 44131

Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Travel Required: 0%-10%

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland