Business Development Associate at Ascentis
Minneapolis, MN, US
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Ascentis Business Development team is made up of individuals looking for an entry-level, or early career role where you can have the opportunity to jump-start your career in sales with a rapid growth technology company. This role will prepare you to become a subject matter expert at creating new customer deals by focusing on strategic targeting and execution of sales philosophy and process. Live on the front lines in this position and help drive the overall success of the organization and your career while exemplifying our cultural norms.

Cultural Norms:

What are the general responsibilities of the position?

  • Build your knowledge of business goals and initiatives and how to create value in conversations with executives.
  • Receive structured and on the job training of a game-changing sales philosophy and process that creates the foundation to successful sales and sales support roles.
  • Contribute to pipeline growth that drives the organizations accelerated sales goals.
  • Master introductory conversations by calling on warm and cold leads to set up appointments and demos for sales executives
  • Follow-up quickly with leads who have expressed solution interest
  • Build and groom territories in the CRM ( while learning Salesforce best practices
  • Work closely with and learn from veteran sales reps in a partnering role that facilitates accelerated pipeline growth
  • May include some travel opportunities to support trade show efforts

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a preference toward business, marketing and sales degrees
  • Customer facing, sales, lead generation or marketing experience preferred
  • Loves small company culture and the responsibility to contribute toward big goals
  • Must be organized and efficient while working on multiple tasks
  • Great listener and quick thinker with an inquisitive and curious nature
  • Naturally wants to connect and grow relationships through conversation first
LOCATION Minneapolis  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis! 

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!

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