Merchant Development Associate
We need key players like you to bring joy to millions of employees!
We’re looking for a talented Partner Marketing Associate to work with some of the biggest and best brands in America. This role will interface with national partner merchants to help get them get their products and brands in front of more than 10 million employees.
At PerkSpot, we work with America’s top employers to offer the best perks and discounts to millions of employees. These exclusive savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows their employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about their company. We help employees from over 800 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft to save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.
Profitable and growing. Our company was founded in 2006 by good people with great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. As we continue, we’re proud of our leadership position in the industry, but we’re committed to doing more – developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. In 2018, our company announced an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. This next stage of growth will focus on expanding our use of technology -- specifically machine learning and AI -- to consistently put the right perks in front of the right people, at the right time.
About the Role
As a fast-growing company there is always more to do than time in a day. We’re looking for someone to come help our Partnerships Team on a variety of projects. This role is perfect for a recent college graduate, or someone with ~1 year of professional experience that has a background/interest in sales, marketing or advertising. This person will be able to learn from people with years of experience in sales and business development while also being able to make an impact on the team.
What Will You Do at PerkSpot?
- Ensure PerkSpot clients and their employees have access to the best possible savings. Showcase your knack for details as you use the PerkSpot website and tools to maintain an accurate list of the vendors and the discounts they offer.
- Support small local businesses. Make it easier for local businesses to offer savings to PerkSpot clients and their employees. This is a great opportunity to hone your account management and people skills.
- Cold calling local businesses to begin negotiations for them to secure PerkSpot offerings
- Strut your stuff as savvy deal maker. Identify great companies/apps/services and help get their offering in front of the five million employees who utilize our service.
- Help manage international offers, we’re going global!
A successful candidate will have:
- Strong written communication skills – show us with your stellar cover letter.
- Strong spoken English skills.
The Perks of Working at PerkSpot
We work with millions of users and many of the world’s biggest brands. We take that trust seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot.
We’re a team working out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. We dress how we like, boast an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.
We’re a team of owners. Every employee is included in our equity program. Given our success, our owners are generally already “in the money” so we are all aligned to ensure our continued business success.
PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, showers on-site and our own private gym.
In the next stage of our growth, we’re leveraging the power of technology -- particularly machine learning and AI -- to improve the experience of our users.
We hold Friday all-company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.
All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!
All positions require a full background screening.