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Business Development Associate

Are you interested in helping companies and cities become more sustainable? Do you want to learn how leading organizations are using technology across clean energy, transportation, sustainability and the circular economy? Do you want to use your excellent communication and organizational skills for social good? Do you like engaging with people and have a passion for the work that you do? Then, you could be the next Business Development Associate at GreenBiz.


As our Business Development Associate you will:

  • Support the sales team in executing the GreenBiz sales and outreach strategy
  • Maintain and manage activities including updating contacts, accounts, opportunities, leads and developing reports
  • Respond to inbound inquiries, qualify and schedule calls with prospects
  • Conduct outbound outreach to target, qualify and schedule calls with prospects
  • Facilitate outbound outreach to schedule in-person meetings for sales and leadership teams
  • Develop sponsorship and advertising proposals in collaboration with sales team
  • Coordinate closely with marketing, customer success, content and other related teams
  • Leverage sales/marketing tools including Linkedin, Marketo and other solutions for prospecting
  • Attend industry events as needed


Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Manage sales inventory including writing product descriptions and proposal language
  • Create sales and marketing promotions and collateral in collaboration with marketing team
  • Ensure documents, communications and collateral are aligned with marketing objectives
  • Oversee Salesforce administration duties including management of product catalogue, create custom views, run reports
  • Create monthly forecasting, revenue recognition reports, monthly closed business and pipeline reports in collaboration with the CRO and finance manager
  • Track and analyze competitive market share and industry events
  • Additional operational tasks as required


Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be tech-savvy and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. You should be a resourceful, self-starter who is eager to prospect new sales opportunities, nurture leads and close business. You are creative, well organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task and take direction from multiple people. You love working with current and prospective clients to understand their marketing goals and consistently meet or exceed them. Previous sales, operations or marketing experience and experience using or similar CRM product is preferred but not required. BA or equivalent preferred.


GreenBiz offers full health and dental benefits and a culture that is collaborative, hardworking, and fun. We are located in downtown Oakland, next to BART and AC Transit transportation lines, Frank Ogawa Plaza and tons of great food options! Position is currently open and we are looking to fill as soon as possible. Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


About Us

GreenBiz Group’s mission is to define and accelerate the business of sustainability. We do this through a wide range of products and services, including our acclaimed website and series of weekly e-newsletters; webcasts on topics of importance to sustainability and energy executives; research reports, including the annual State of Green Business; the GreenBiz Executive Network, a membership-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability executives; and conferences: the annual GreenBiz forum in Phoenix, Circularity 19 in Minneapolis and VERGE 19 in Oakland. For more information view our website.


Equal Employment Opportunity

GreenBiz Group values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. GreenBiz Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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