Business Development

Appen Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 2 months ago


Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen brings over 20 years of experience capturing and enriching a wide variety of data types including speech, text, image and video. With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 800,000 skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies - as well as governments worldwide - to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.


New Client Business Development:

  • Work with operations management and leadership to acquire new business in target line of business.

  • Develop deep understanding of company's services and providing knowledge of operational and technical abilities to develop high quality solution proposals

  • Identify new opportunities and accounts, create and propose custom client solutions, and close net new business

  • Directly accountable for driving year-over-year revenue growth by developing and executing on a tactical business development plan

  • Develop and implement winning strategies for proposals and presentations

  • Monitor and report on emergent industry trends and competitive landscape

  • Administer client relationship management tool Salesforce or other as assigned

  • Attend relevant conferences or trade shows

  • Travel as required

Existing Client Account Management

  • Contribute to the overall customer experience by establishing the strong working relationship with existing clients, implementing solutions selling and relationship management

  • Work closely with the Appen Delivery team to promote and drive Land & Expand efforts

  • Liaise with Business Unit Head and Operations team on the execution of projects

  • Liaise with other members of the global Business Development team

  • Recommend ways to work with other teams to drive new revenue

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A bachelor's degree required/master's degree preferred

  • 7-10 years minimum experience working in sales, business development, or related field

  • A demonstrated track record of identifying and closing net new business with year-over-year growth in revenue in value-added technology solutions

  • Experience selling to large enterprise accounts as well as account management experience with Fortune 500 clients

  • Experience working in professional technical services selling complex custom solutions

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and proven ability to achieve win/win outcomes

  • Must be a motivated self-starter that can establish a course of action

  • Demonstrated time management, organizational skills, detail oriented and a strong commitment to personal and organizational accountability

  • Demonstrated experience creating productive, cooperative relationships and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent communication skills including an ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing or verbally.

  • Ability to drive customer service excellence and proficient in managing client relationships

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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