American Heart Association Business Development Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

Business Development Manager

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact everyday?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely!

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. Here, you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. Here, you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. Here, you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has a great opportunity for Business Development Manager . The Business Development Manager role will manage the day-to-day business development and client management functions for the Heart-Check Certification Programs, focusing on product expansion and product mix, client retention and business development efforts to meet the defined goals for the program. Primary responsibilities are to strategically seek and evaluate targeted areas for growth that align with the Heart-Check Certification Program goals and the American Heart Association strategic vision and to develop and execute plans to meet growth objectives. Key activities will encompass formulating and executing growth strategies, as approved by management, and devising and executing business development plans while executing strong collaboration with the Nutrition Operations team to define qualified leads and execute multi-year agreements resulting in program growth.

Under the supervision of the Senior Business Development Manager, this position also helps to develop and implement annual strategic plan targeting consumer food manufacturers, private label manufacturers and trade associations to achieve annual product growth goals for the Heart-Check Food and Recipe Certification Programs.

Here are some of the essential job duties:

  • Scheduling and conducting introductory calls as well as new client orientation meetings and presentations

  • Collaborating with appropriate internal teams and recruiting their participation in support of program goals

  • Tracking and maintaining accurate activity in ACT! (CRM) database

  • Maintaining working knowledge of FDA/USDA food labeling regulations and AHA positions on nutrition issues impacting program execution and expansion

  • Securing qualified leads/contacts from internal and external sources

  • Creating and maintaining timelines / action plans on assigned projects and adhering to deadlines

  • Managing day-to-day project tasks and decision making overseen by the Senior Business Development Manager

  • Collaborating with Nutrition Operations team to define and implement new acquisition strategies and existing client retention strategies tied to program goals and AHA strategic vision

  • Serving as a primary point of contact for key, Tier 1 clients and staying current on all client activity and interactions with the AHA

  • Maintaining a detailed understanding of all aspects of the Food and Recipe Certification Programs and leveraging such knowledge to make a positive impact on the Heart-Check Certification programs

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? We are looking for your expertise in the following areas.

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least two (2) years of business development experience

  • Successful client management and team collaboration experience

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Food industry/CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) or grocery retail experience preferred

  • Product development and/or brand management experience is also preferred

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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