Business Development Specialist



Business Development Specialist, Education (East)


Ameristar Perimeter Security USA, an ASSA ABLOY branded company, is looking for a Business Development Specialist for Education, East.  The primary function of this position is to create long-term value through building mutually beneficial relationships influencing loyalty within the education vertical. This position will be field-based and cover the Eastern United States. The Business Development Specialist will engage decision-makers in the industry through conferences, tradeshows, events, social media, and other means necessary to develop brand awareness, market expansion and to meet and exceed sales and revenue targets.



What you will be doing:


  • Conduct research via all available methods to gain knowledge and direction for the market
  • Add and update key accounts and partners data & profile information within CRM (STAR)
  • Use CRM (STAR) to log each interaction with all contacts and understand all past, present, and future educational projects
  • Develop a business plan and outline goals annually
  • Work with marketing department to develop and implement vertical market specific collateral as well as event planning to include dinners, sponsorships, and other requests as necessary
  • Collaborate and communicate with the sales team to develop and maintain key account and partner relationships
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and creative problem solving skills
  • Write case studies, white papers, and editorial on data centers as requested
  • Attend industry related tradeshows and conferences as well as partnership summits and open houses, and interact with executive level decision makers



The skills and experience you need:


  • Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred or relevant industry experience
  • Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Proven customer development skills with C-Suite experience preferred
  • Strong and previously demonstrated presentation skills
  • 2+ years of successful PSS outside sales experience or other industry related successful outside sales experience and proven results to achieve / exceed targets
  • Experience selling in a matrix organization and navigating through the executive levels of large multi-level customers
  • Knowledge of working with architects, engineers, school districts, colleges and universities to secure specifications.
  • Network of strong contacts within the education vertical in the Western half of the country.
  • Travel required
  • PSP Certification (or willing to obtain), others as required



What we offer:


  • Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills.
  • A competitive salary and incentive schemes.
  • Variety of benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, disability insurance and a recognition program . . . .to name just a few.


This role is located in Tulsa, OK.


ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran

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 61,000 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.

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Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Travel Required: 31%-60%