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Posted January 11th

Client Strategist (Business Development Manager), New York - Cannabis

New York, NY

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Posted January 11th

Client Strategist (Business Development Manager), New York - Cannabis

New York, NY






Full Time

About The Position
Join our newest division, HerbForce and become a thought leader and sales professional for the fastest growing and most exciting industry of the year! #Cannabis
ForceBrands is the leading specialized recruiting firm for the consumer products industry — we build the teams that build the brands. Our industry-specific divisions BevForce, FoodForce, BeautyForce, and HerbForce offer executive search services, board of director assembly, and a digital job board. 
HerbForce — our cannabis division is looking for an ambitious business development leader to sell our executive search service. The ideal candidate will have strong sales skills, cannabis experience, and a desire to grow the HerbForce division on the East Coast. Based in New York City, this role will join a collaborative, entrepreneurial team of industry-specialized Client Strategists and Executive Recruiters.
  1. Extraordinary relationship building & communications skills.
  2. Sales experience & training; proven client management success.
  3. Experience in cannabis - brand, agency or media sales.
  • Organized
  • Motivated
  • Negotiator
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable
  • Hands-on
  • Fast mover & thinker
  • Sales. You will be responsible for bringing in business for our executive search service. You will collaborate with our Executive Recruiters to ensure your clients are receiving quality candidates to fill the role(s) and will be responsible for the overall management of each client account.
  • Developing relationships with prospective clients and grow existing partnerships in the cannabis space -brands, agencies, associations, distributors (some retail).
  • Managing your workflow using SalesForce.
  • Attending trade shows and trade events in the Cannabis/CPG space to help create and maintain client partnerships.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Reside within commuting distance to New York City
  • 3-5 years’ sales/marketing/business development experience in the CPG industry, with at least 1-2 years of experience in the cannabis industry
  • Proven track record of penetrating all levels and functions of a company
  • Experience in managing a large portfolio of accounts
  • Customer service
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); SalesForce
  • BONUS POINTS: Experience in Recruitment Industry 
We believe there is such a thing as a perfect fit — for the companies we work with, our job seekers, and most importantly for our ForceBrands team.  It’s not only about matching a skill set with a list of job requirements — it’s about connecting the right personality with the right team and company culture.  And we have a lot of company culture, the best kind, built on trust, transparency, and communication. Of course, we have plenty of perks too (so does everyone these days), office dogs, happy hours, and buckets of benefits but at the core, it's the people, not the perks, that keep our team moving onward and upward.
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