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Manager-Business Development-Sales

Kentucky, US
Client Management & Sales

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Job Description

With over 160 years of innovation behind us, our future could not look more promising. We're moving faster than ever and introducing new products, services, and strategies to bring greater value to our business customers. Their success expands our success, so we put heart and soul into helping them achieve results that exceed all expectations. Shouldn't you represent one of the world's most distinguished brands?


Shouldn't you be part of a dynamic Merchant Sales Team and earn terrific rewards for your contributions? If you have proven ability to establish new business and drive growth, advance your career with one of the world’s most respected and recognized companies.


Merchant Services is one of the fastest growing market segments in the industry and will allow you to earn terrific rewards for your contributions. As one of the Best Companies to Work For, we provide top compensation and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision plans, 401(k) and much more.


The Manager, Business Development is a direct sales position responsible for identifying and signing new B2B/B2C merchant business and cross selling other applicable American Express products thereby growing merchant coverage in the Kentucky market.


The incumbent is also accountable for delivering against a booked charge volume goal from these signings. Additional responsibilities include self-identification of leads, maintaining and updating target lists and establishing a prioritized action plan for each target.


Also responsible for facilitating proper account set up and implementation as well as reviewing all critical processes; acceptance, reconciliation and back office procedures to ensure seamless transition to Card acceptance. Responsible for strategic utilization of marketing programs to drive results


This territory will be covering accounts within the Kentucky Market as well as Southern Indiana. Candidates must reside within the Lexington, KY or Louisville, KY Market.


  • Position will be based in the Kentucky Market. Location in territory will be required.
  • Strong B2B/B2C sales skills, with a minimum of 5 years customer-facing outside sales experience required.
  • Recent experience working under a sales quota incentive plan is required.
  • Confident and skilled at gaining access to decision makers is required.
  • Extensive cold calling, prospecting and pipeline management experience is required.
  • Must have the ability to build a value proposition through effective probing and understanding of the customers’ business model, in addition to strong presentation / negotiation skills and the ability to build rapport and credibility.
  • Excellent financial skills, strong quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to prepare break-even analysis required in order to leverage value proposition / support proposals.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing an effective "pipeline" of quality targets.
  • Must possess the ability to build and leverage relationships with internal colleagues and support personnel. 
  • This is a virtual position that requires excellent time management, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. Virtual office experience a plus!
  • Previous experience presenting formal presentations, and strong MS Office skills required.


A motor vehicle records check will be conducted for all successful candidates at the time of offer. Disclosure of all moving violations within the last 3 years (Including, but not limited to: speeding tickets, refusal to submit to blood alcohol content, reckless driving, leaving scene of accident, and driver’s license suspension for moving violations) is required during the application process.


Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 18010006
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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