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Business Development Executive

Company: Nelnet
Location: Salem
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.Outside sales position charged with increasing net new business for Nelnet Campus Commerce including the retention, growth and cross-selling of current customers and new higher education institutions.**JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:**1. Establish new business with Higher Education institutions throughout designated multi-state sales territory.2. Retain and expand existing relationships with institutions, organizations, and affiliations responsible for or involved in higher education in designated sales territory.3. Represent Nelnet Campus Commerce at industry and association conventions, meetings and gatherings.4. Develop strategic marketing plans for designated territory.5. Coordinate and conduct seminars / webinars for prospective and existing client institutions.6. Maintain Nelnet Campus Commerce CRM system (Salesforce) for designated territory.7. Achieve annual sales goals as defined by Managing Director and Regional Director, Higher Ed Sales.8. Independently manage a complete sales process from prospecting to contract execution.**EDUCATION:**Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, preferably in business or technology.**EXPERIENCE:**1. Minimum of 5 years of successful and highly accomplished professional experience in outside sales territory management including generating new business, maintaining current customer base and identifying and closing cross-sell opportunities.2. Experience in related technology or education field preferred.3. Higher education marketplace network a plus.4. Familiarity with the Bursar/Student Accounts Office/CFO/CIO/IT functions within higher education a plus.5. Payments industry experience a plus.6. Experience with commonly utilized ERP systems within Higher Education- Oracle (PeopleSoft, Cloud), Ellucian (Banner, Colleague, Power Campus), Workday, Jenzabar, etc. is preferred.**COMPETENCIES - SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:**1. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.2. Outgoing personality.3. Aptitude for Information Technology.4. Strong sales/presentation acumen.5. High level of integrity and ability to accurately convey information.6. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization.7. Self-motivated in order to achieve daily call volumes, as well as monthly and quarterly performance metrics.8. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and sales tracking systems (e.g. Outlook, Salesforce, etc.), as well as the capacity to effectively and efficiently learn about various software solutions.9. Ability to effectively communicate the value proposition of various software solutions to current and prospective clients, as well as conduct in-depth interviews to uncover pain points and potential opportunities.10. Aptitude to learn new markets and solution suites.11. Familiarity with research tools, networking sites and advanced internet search techniques.12. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.13. Skilled communicator with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.14. Professional demeanor.15. Excellent organization, prioritization and analytical skills.16. Ability to work in a team environment.17. Self-confident with high energy and a "Can Do" attitude.18. Resourceful.19. Responsive with good follow-through.20. Willingness to adopt and promote Nelnet Campus Commerce policies and best practices and comply with standard operating procedures..21. Good time management with the ability to meet performance guidelines.For Colorado Residents: Base is $110,000-$125,000 plus commissionOur benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK ( .Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or .Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

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