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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT support coordinator

The Business Development Support Coordinator delivers strategic support to the Business Development Team, helping to ensure the growth of key business relationships, the provision of critical materials and content, and the excellence of select client-facing communications.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Architecture & Design (A&D) Development

Perform a variety of tasks to support the growth of relationships with A&D firms, often in conjunction with an A&D salesperson:

  • Attend weekly onsite product presentations to gain and maintain product knowledge.

  • Coordinate showroom presentations.

  • Attend select industry networking events.

  • Participate in select client visits to enhance the customer experience.

  • Maintain customer- and project-related information in the company’s CRM platform.

  • Participate in strategic thinking, planning, coordination, etc. for a variety of meetings.

  • Plan and execute effective A&D programs and events.

  • Develop and coordinate the leave behinds for A&D firms by setting up regular meetings, performing market research on ideas, engaging in costing, etc. (in conjunction with the Marketing Team).

  • Provide personalized specification/pricing for A&D firms that request furniture.

Material Library

  • Assist in pulling and requesting samples for finish meetings.

  • Order and send samples.

  • Schedule vendor meetings at Thomas Interiors or at vendor showrooms for Business Development projects.

Specifications/Business Development/RFP Support

  • Assist with writing proposals/quotes.

  • Assist with formatting and assembling bid submissions.

  • Help to source and select ancillary product specifications and pricing.

  • Request vendor quotes.

  • Provide 2020 Cap specs with discounts (and margin if requested).

  • Provide content for PowerPoint/Look Book presentations.

  • Provide alternative and value-engineered selections when applicable.

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Commitment to providing the highest level of service

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize efficiently

  • Detail-oriented, with problem-solving abilities

  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work with little to no supervision

  • Positive, efficient team player with good leadership skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at various levels of an organization, both internal and external

  • Ability to resolve client concerns in a manner that is professional, resourceful and creative.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite—especially PowerPoint

  • 2 years’ corporate design or furniture experience preferred

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A highly competitive compensation plan

  • Innovative, high-growth and collaborative culture

  • Fun, flexible and casual work environment with amazing people

  • Vacation and paid holidays

  • Great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account or health savings account, 401(k) retirement savings plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and more

  • Wellness program, including gym membership assistance, athletic event reimbursement, and time off for community service