Sales Development Associate

Iron Mountain Incorporated Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago


Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951 and #390 in the rank of Forbes 2018 Americas Best Employers, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working. Visitfor more information.


The Business Development Associate role is responsible for selling Information Management (Records Storage & Secure Destruction)bundles to Mid-Market prospects mostly through phone activitythrough prospecting, networking, cold calling and executing on account plans and marketing initiatives to increase Iron Mountain footprint within the territory resulting in revenue growth and quota attainment.

  • Assesses customers needs, determining appropriate Iron Mountain products and solutions. Develops and implements strategies and business plans through understanding the clients business model, planning and decision making channels from understanding the customer's value proposition and ability to explain how they differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

  • Builds customer relationships through strategic conversations to understand organizational business objectives and goals. Understands and influences a wide range of customer stakeholders (including Iron Mountain channel partners) while acting as industry expert to the customer.

  • Continuously prospects to develop net new clients and maintains a consistent pipeline that enables meeting and exceeding quota attainment. Activities to support pipeline and account activity include, tracking activity in, forecasting, conducting competitive research and knowledge of IRM product offerings.

  • Active within industry associations in the market to increase IM awareness, through attending tradeshows, reviewing whitepapers and keep current within market trends. Maintains a deep knowledge of customers business trends, current macro and micro economic climate, and potential new business opportunities

  • Responsible for final account sales and revenue growth through leading negotiation process and ensuring an acceptable on time outcome from a solution proposal, pricing, profitability, liability, and SLA perspective for accounts to meet and exceed quota attainment.

  • BDA will be trained and prepared for the ultimate goal of transitioning to an outside sales, Mid Market BDE at the end of 12 months.


  • Ideal candidates will have a background and knowledge of strategic account management, sales process and solution selling

  • Have the ability to influence and negotiate through proven sales skills and needs identification by aligning unique insights to key customer priorities

  • Must exhibit excellent written, oral and presentation skills through power messaging

  • Candidates should be able to make business decisions and think in broad terms, considering the impact to the entire company

  • Ability to team effectively at all levels of IRM and customer personnel (to include c-level) on a wide range of topics and issues

  • Ability to develop, maintain and present to senior level management within their customer base

  • Create demand by understanding specific vertical market business challenges, delivering entry point value statements, value propositions, and by identifying the key buying influences in a complex sales environment

  • Experience working with

  • Negotiation skills

  • Total travel: 80% inside phone based sales: 20% outside

  • Education: 4-year College Degree preferred

  • Experience: 1 3 years of sales experience, cold calling, or new business development experience

What We Offer:

  • Guaranteed Base Salary Pay

  • Commission/Bonus Structure

  • Company Sponsored Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision all start on Day 1.

  • PTO time: 15 vacation days plus additional 6 sick days and 3 floating holidays.

  • Available: 401(k) with match, Life Insurance, Short term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, Education Reimbursement

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Hours: Monday through Friday with a full weekday schedule

Every Iron Mountain employee has an obligation to promptly report issues and violations.

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.

Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.

Requisition # 2019-20199

Category Sales

Type Full-Time

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Sales Development Associate

Iron Mountain Incorporated