Jun 05, 2019

Commercial Business Development Specialist

$40,000 yearly
  • Plunketts Pest Control
  • Aurora, IL, USA
Full-Time Business Development

Job Description

Commercial Business Development Specialist

Plunkett's Pest Control

You probably never thought about working for a pest control company; but it may just be everything you are looking for.

About Plunkett's:

Plunkett's is a solid, family-owned business established in 1915 celebrating over 100 years of continued growth!  Our service area covers 17 Midwest states with headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.  Our 450+ employees receive competitive wages and rewards, fantastic benefits, a company sponsored retirement program, continuous training and career development. Plunkett's is an outstanding, privately owned company that holds a great deal of opportunity for a sharp, motivated outside sales specialist!

Come join the Plunkett's family!

 Position Description:

This person will assist the Company's growth through the procurement of commercial and industrial clients.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Contact potential clients via the telephone or in person and schedule sales appointments
  • Accurately identify pests and form decisions based on this to find the most effective pest management programs and methods
  • Establish pest management programs to meet client needs
  • Create outlines and personalized sales proposals
  • Work directly with the Sales Support Team in the development of proposals
  • Submit proposals to prospective clients
  • Oversee implementation of new service programs with the assistance of other Plunkett's team members
  • Follow-up with new clients to ensure satisfaction
  • Attend all training meetings including; Initial, Sales, Technical, and state/regional programs as required by the Director of Sales.
  • Cooperate with Company management by performing other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively.  The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four Year Degree or equivalent outside sales experience
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Must be self-driven, results oriented and motived while possessing good relationship building skills
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess intelligent and professionalism to have the ability to communicate with all levels of an organization, including plant management, chemists, and microbiologists
  • Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, with extreme organizational skills, commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to stay on task with projects that start and stop over time.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word and Excel
  • Capable of working effectively under the pressure of deadlines; punctual
  • Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record
  • The ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience in outside sales
  • Working knowledge of food plants or the food industry

 Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Communicates through telephone conversations, face-to-face interactions, texts and email
  • The ability to lift and carry up to 20lbs
  • Sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching
  • Read printed materials and a computer screen
  • Stamina needed to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions
  • Must possess the mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment including a computer, keyboard, and telephone

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Plunkett's is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring and retaining a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Vets/Disabilities/LGBT



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.





$40,000 Base Salary. Earning Potential $80,000-$120,000

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