• Business Development Manager - Mission Critical Construction

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  • Overview

    Carlson Design Group is actively seeking a creative, highly talented business development manager to be a part of our expanding business.


    Carlson’s market focus is Mission Critical, Financial Services, Light Industrial, and Commercial. We are specifically looking for an individual who can grow our Mission Critical sector.

    Our Design Philosophy

    • We take pride in our ability to listen, to understand and to execute. We seek to provide solutions that are compelling, well crafted, technically sound, resilient, and fiscally responsible.
    • We see the design process as a collaboration among our Architects, Engineers, Client’s Stakeholders and expanded project teams.
    • We strive to create environments that are responsive to their context, their function and most importantly to the people who own, occupy and work within them.
    • We stay current with advancements in our industry. Taking the opportunity to elevate each design solution through incorporation of products, processes and techniques that benefit the success of the project.

    What we offer:

    • Career planning, development & growth in pursuit of advancement in the engineering field and
    • Industry-leading training programs
    • Access to cutting edge technologies
    • Exposure to complex and sophisticated project types

    Why Carlson Design Group:

    • Part of a large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
    • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth
    • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practice


    Our business development professionals have three primary responsibilities:

    1. Identify new sales opportunities
    2. Represent the company in soliciting services
    3. Establish new business relationships and maintain relationships with existing clients

    Day-to-day responsibilities include:

    • Research organizations and individuals to identify new leads
    • Screens potential business deals by analysing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities.
    • Research the needs of target companies and identify decision makers for design firm selection and purchasing
    • Contact potential clients via email, social media or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings
    • Attend conferences, meetings, and industry events


    • Prepare sales presentations
    • Maintain contact with clients to inform them about new developments in the company and identify new opportunities
    • Develop sales goals for the team and ensure they are met
    • Develop negotiating strategies and Guide proposal development
    • Assist in successfully closing business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts


    Business Development Executive Skills


    To be an effective business development executive at Carlson Design Group, an individual must have the following skills:

    • Socially adept
    • Prospecting Skills
    • Sales Planning
    • Presentation Skills
    • Strong communication and IT fluency
    • In-depth knowledge of the markets and their current events
    • Attention to detail
    • Professionalism



    • Proven working experience as a business development manager or sales manager
    • Proven sales track record
    • Market knowledge
    • Communication and negotiation skills
    • Ability to build rapport
    • Time management and planning skills
    • 10 years of experience
    • BSc/BA in business administration, sales or relevant field
    • Proficiency in MS Office and CRM software (e.g. Salesforce)
    • Proficiency in English


    Carlson Design Group is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decision concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.


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