|Publication or Company
||Business Development Manager
||401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
||New York, NY
||Are you a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passionate drive to excel in a dynamic industry? Are you analytical, but enjoy fostering relationships as much as you like studying the metrics? Do you have the foresight and instincts to think outside the box?
If youve been seeking the perfect professional role, where all of your transferable skills are recognized, you are valued for your overall business acumen, and you are given ownership of your business area, this could be the perfect position for you.
New York City-based ShermansTravel Media is seeking a dynamic and highly energetic, Business Development Manager. You are a creative problem-solver with hustle, possessing the ability to manage many projects at once and shift between them with ease.
You have a talent for finding and closing deals with major online players, growing our brand through the development of a rich network of partnerships.
Our successful business development manager will generate meaningful brand exposure while exceeding revenue growth targets. You will play a key role on a results-driven marketing team in a fast-paced ever-changing environment, reporting to and work very closely with the Vice President, Business Development & Marketing.
This pivotal role is responsible for initiating strategic new business partnerships and marketing programs to drive business growth and overall revenue.
Successfully develop new, scalable partnerships: initiate negotiations, complete contract process, and orchestrate partnership program implementation
Manage relationships with portals, premier publishers, affiliates, networks, travel companies, deals sites, and lifestyle brands to maximize revenue and profitability
Identify, prospect, and negotiate strategic relationships with a wide range of partners, expanding into new verticals
Work cross-functionally with internal teams (sales, deals production, technology, editorial, finance) in overall management, optimization, and sell through of syndication and marketing programs
Ensure revenue, gross margin and customer targets are achieved
Manage overall P&L of syndication business and marketing programs, including forecasting/planning, regular analysis, and month-end reporting to ensure programs are achieving targets
Develop, maintain, and report on pipeline of prospects in multiple business areas
Ensure effective creative and technical development and execution to support programs
Competitive Salary Commensurate with Experience
Generous Performance-Based Bonus based on Business Growth
Generous Vacation/Holiday Time
Travel Discount Perks
The Right Candidate
Has 2-4 years progressive business experience
Holds a Bachelors Degree in marketing, advertising, business management, or liberal arts; or the equivalent experience (Extra points for an MBA)
Is an aggressive, self-starter with excellent communication skills, a proven track record in professional pursuits, and a strong interest in travel
Is highly organized with outstanding project management and negotiating skills
Demonstrates a passionate and committed ownership of professional role
Commands the ability to drive projects from inception through completion with little direction
Is results oriented with a strong desire to win and will not settle for anything but the best
Has strong analytical skills and is comfortable working with numbers and spreadsheets
Is a demonstrated team player and collaborator in an environment that fosters creativity and a culture of open and honest communication
Has command of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
Desired (But Not Required):
Has knowledge of online product marketing and/or technical development, travel sphere is a plus
Has familiarity with site analytics (Google Analytics, Omniture, etc.) and CMS systems
Carries in-depth knowledge of email marketing and lead generation
Possesses basic technological knowledge of API, xml & RSS feed, and widget solutions
|About Our Company
||For over a decade, ShermansTravel Media has been a leading publisher of hand-picked travel deals and money-saving destination advice, providing ideas, resources, and inspiration for travel planning at ShermanTravel.com. The company has built a loyal audience among travelers searching for the best travel deals curated by our editors weekly. Currently, 3 million subscribers receive our flagship product, the Weekly ShermansTravel Top 25 Newsletter, that contains the 25 hottest deals each week. Other products include our price comparison tool, money saving tips, our Top 10 lists, and the ShermansTravel blog. Our unique combination of travel deals and editorial expertise has led to many syndication partnerships including The New York Times, USA Today, Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, Huffington Post, and AOL.
ShermansTravel Media, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.