Business Development Manager

at The Korte Company
Location Saint Louis
Date Posted May 25, 2021


The Korte Company is seeking a Business Development Leader to join our Distribution Division. This position will be responsible for securing new, profitable Distribution Center projects for Korte. The ideal candidate will have a successful business development in Distribution Center construction.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSLead all efforts to close new businessSource and evaluate potential business opportunitiesMeet with clients to determine project goals, schedule, and budgetDevelop and execute project acquisition strategiesCommunicate acquisition strategy to rest of business development teamAssemble, coordinate and lead Korte acquisition team including Pre-Construction staff, Designers and Business Development Support staff to capture new workFacilitate proposal phase communications between Korte and new/existing clientsCommunicate Korte solution to clients via written and oral presentationsInitiate and develop strategic partnerships with designers and subcontractorsTrack business opportunities, contacts, leads, etc., through Salesforce.comUnderstand competition and cost estimates to enhance success rateMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe characteristics listed below are representative of those sought to perform this job successfully:Desire to succeed against short and long-term goalsProven, successful Distribution Center experienceProven, successful Business Development experienceAbility to work with clients, designers, subcontractors and construction staffBasic understanding of project scheduling, construction costs and building systemsAbility to manage multiple, simultaneous project pursuits and meet aggressive deadlinesProven ability to build relationshipsAbility to develop alternative solutions and analyze the costs and benefits of eachStrong work ethic, a great attitude and ability to thrive in an objective-driven environmentExcellent oral and written communications skillsStrong problem-solving skills and attention to detailStrong listening skillsUnderstanding of risk management issuesAbility to travelFlexibilityEDUCATION + EXPERIENCEQualified applicants will have the following qualifications and experience:Post-secondary degree from an accredited university5+ years of construction Project Management & or Business Development experience on projects in excess of 5MProven, successful distribution and logistics projects involving at least some of these components:RefrigerationProcess pipingAutomation / automated storage and retrieval systemsABOUT THE KORTE COMPANYThe Korte Company was founded in 1958 on the belief that professionalism, quality and value-added services are fundamental to a successful company. More than fifty years later, that philosophy has earned Korte the reputation for delivering high-quality, responsive services to our clients nationwide. Korte pursues large construction projects from offices in St. Louis, MO, Highland, IL, Norman, OK, and Las Vegas, NV. This position is eligible for our competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) and company paid holidays. Only fully qualified candidates should apply. No phone calls, direct mailings or drop-in inquiries allowed. The Korte Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer Affirmative Action M/F/Vet/Disability.

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