This position is a key member of the membership development sales team and is responsible for engaging with senior-level executives at small and medium-sized manufacturing companies to recruit them to membership. Position leverages the current advocacy, legal and workforce initiatives and a keen understanding of current political issues and industry intelligence to engage prospective manufacturers in membership through a proven consultative evaluation journey.
Candidates should share the NAM’s core values and identify with the following attributes:
Mission Driven: motivated by the greater purpose of serving our members and achieving the NAM’s objectives.
Entrepreneurial Spirit: believes that goals can be achieved, and obstacles overcome through individual ownership of responsibilities in our portfolio.
Intellectually Curious: seeks new experiences, searches for knowledge, and solicits candid feedback with an openness to learning and evolving.
Professionally Rigorous: pursues opportunities that strengthen current skill set and close skill set gaps that are necessary to advance personal career path.
Willing Pioneer: Understands the vision of what we are trying to achieve and can bring clarity to ambiguity, solutions to challenges and willing to iterate until best practices are adopted.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Serve as a trusted advisor to senior-level executives of small and mid-sized manufacturing companies in order to recruit their companies to membership;
Manage the entire prospect journey from qualifying through close and onboarding new members;
Strategically manage territory of assigned prospective member companies through advanced segmentation, qualification and prioritization;
Develop and qualify leads to create new membership opportunities with pure prospects;
Through outbound campaigns, including emails and calling, schedule first interactions with c-level contacts.
Demonstrate the value-proposition of the membership through deep-dive furthering calls with NAM policy and program experts.
Meet or exceed monthly and quarterly sales activity and new revenue goals.
Leverage Salesforce to manage pipeline and day-to-day activities.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and is not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
3-5 years of experience in inside sales or account management;
Familiarity with the Challenger Sale methodology in previous roles a plus;
Background or strong interest in politics and business policy issues is highly desirable;
Prior political fundraising experience a plus;
Effective and influential presentation skills;
Ability to work a flexible schedule during high volume work periods;
Excited to work effectively as a team member focused on team goals;
Motivated by work in a quality, goal and deadline driven environment;Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, and ample vacation and sick leave. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.