Business Development Representative

Keller, Texas, United States · Business Development

Description

Linux Academy is re-inventing the way we provide learning experiences to individuals. We deliver transformative experiences to help individuals learn new skills and get certifications.

If you are looking for a place to tackle challenging situations, make a meaningful difference in others’ lives and work alongside a passion-driven team, Linux Academy might just be the place for you.

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Linux Academy’s sales team is growing and we have openings on a variety of teams but our greatest urgency is in the role of Business Development Rep. We're currently seeking energetic, great communicators to join us on the front lines. You'll have opportunities for advancement and will work an environment with people who love what they do. This position has potential to evolve in many directions as the company grows, so having comfort and flexibility around change will be a necessity.

As a Business Development Rep, you will need to be competitive and self-motivated with a desire to join a high producing team that moves at lightening speed. Think of this position as our first line of engagement with any and all new business that comes through the door, and most of the time, you will be kicking in that door. You will be calling, emailing, reaching out via social media and any other method that proves fruitful for contacting prospects for the purpose of setting up a call with our Account Executives. This role is an in office sales position working in our Dallas/Fort Worth Area office and requires no travel.

In this role, you will need to:

  • Become an expert in identifying challenges that our prospective clients face, which can be solved with our solution
  • Conduct a high volume prospecting to qualify leads
  • Work closely and collaboratively with our Account Executives to develop and implement appropriate prospect communication plans
  • Work internally with sales management and marketing to ensure proper quality and quantity of appointments are being set
  • Schedule needs assessments meetings for our Account Executives
  • Conduct initial qualification calls with specific prospects
  • Requirements

    It would be ideal if you had:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Compassion, enthusiasm, empathy and a zest for life
  • Experience within a sales team that produces and exceeds their goals consistently
  • Desire to speak with people you do not know and have a keen ‘nosey’ interest in specific details in a professional capacity
  • Ability to follow direction but also think on your feet
  • Ability to work closely with the team but also thrive when working individually
  • Goal oriented, task focused, big picture thinker and small step executer
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • A healthy competitive edge, where you are humble in victory and defeat
  • Experience in a sales environment
  • Experience working with business owners, marketers, and executives
  • The ability to advance the vision of the sales department
  • A desire to be coached and eagerness to learn
  • An ability to take positive criticism and willing to build on your skillset
  • Emotional intelligence
  • A powerful work ethic
  • Tons of energy, passion, humor, and enthusiasm
  • Superior communications, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, Google Apps and Salesforce.com
  • Generally technologically proficient
  • Benefits

  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of thousands (and then millions) of individuals
  • Competitive salary and other benefits
  • Working with a team that wears jeans, has fun and is passionate about building a company that matters
  • Learn to thrive in a fast paced and ever changing industry
  • Become a thought leader to further develop our go-to-market strategy
  • Three weeks vacation, one week sick leave
  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance provided free to employee; discounted to spouse/family
  • Free drinks/snacks for office based employees
  • Flexible schedule
  • Simple IRA with non-elective contribution made by Linux Academy, opportunity to make voluntary contribution by employee
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