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Business Development Specialist (Hybrid)

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC
Location: Carson
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description
At Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we've grown into a global community-with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we're working better, smarter and faster than ever-and setting our sights even higher. We're building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other's passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.
Job Description
In a time of unprecedented expansion, we are seeking a Business Development Specialist to support our Bid team in reaching untapped markets by conducting research and identifying opportunities for company growth and market expansion. In this role, you will conduct independent research to understand sources of funding and procurement habits that may or may not be restricted by a competitive bidding process. You will compile reports on trends and areas of opportunity for the Bid team, in addition to working closely with leadership to provide valuable findings for executive management. The ideal candidate is comfortable deep-diving into data and publicly available information with no set roadmap and possesses strong analytical skills. And we're here to help you succeed-Lakeshore recently earned its Great Place to Work - Certification--- and is proud to put its associates first.A day in the office looks like this:

  • Identifying untapped markets and conducting independent research
  • Compiling reports for the Bid team and for executive management
  • Reviewing marketing leads and sales opportunities, as applicable
  • Conducting project-based research as needed
  • Collaborating with the Bid and Business Development teams to secure potential new business
    Qualifications
    Got the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • Experience in a related position preferred
    • Ability to keep track of trends and changes in funding streams
    • Comfort working with CRM platforms, such as Salesforce
    • Ability to turn research into a narrative and communicate it effectively
    • Superior organizational skills
    • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance and be proactive
      Additional Information
      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Hourly: $18 - $35 with an annual bonus of up to 10%
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount on products that make you smarter
      • Casual dress---and we really mean itAt Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit www.lakeshorelearning.com/careers

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
        People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.To learn about how we collect and use Applicant information, please visit our Employee/Applicant Privacy Policy. INDRLL11

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC, Carson , Business Development Specialist (Hybrid), Other , Carson, California

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