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Sales Development Manager

| Chicago

Spark Hire is an award-winning video interviewing platform (Software-as-a-Service) used by more than 5,000 customers in 100+ countries. Our industry-leading platform is recognized as the gold standard by esteemed software review site G2 Crowd. We’ve also been recognized as one of the best startups to work for (nationally) and a best small business to work for in the Chicago area.

We are looking for a talented and motivated leader to join our team as a Sales Development Manager. As a Sales Development Manager, you'll play an integral role in recruiting, training, developing, and scaling our team of Sales Development Reps and Business Development Reps.

This position is key to Spark Hire's continued growth as you'll be counted on to build a repeatable growth machine.

What You'll Do

  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of Sales Development Reps (Inbound SDRs) and Business Development Reps (Outbound BDRs)
  • Mentor and grow SDRs and BDRs into future Account Executives
  • Develop, monitor, and report on SDR and BDR KPIs through Salesforce.com dashboards
  • Continuously educate your team on our ideal customer profiles (personas), competitors, and partners
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales leaders to ensure demand and lead generation efforts are optimized for our resources and goals
  • Ensure equity among lead assignments
  • Maintain lead qualification standards
  • Supervise weekly meetings and monthly performance recaps with the team
  • Run 1:1 meetings with SDRs and BDRs to help them improve, review metrics, strategize about new ideas, and more

If you're looking for an exciting place to work with a lot autonomy and a chance to develop your skills as a sales leader, apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We require all candidates that receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-5 years experience in a SaaS sales-related role
  • Lead a team for a minimum 1-2 years
  • Highly motivated and a team oriented leader
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Committed to your team’s success
  • Demonstrated ability to impart sales coaching resulting in tangible revenue results
  • Core belief in providing value to prospects
  • Quick thinker to match our fast paced startup work environment
  • Knowledge of sales tools including, but no limited to Salesforce, Outreach, and ZoomInfo

Benefits

What You’ll Love About Spark Hire

  • Great Culture – We have in and out of the office activities going on all the time. From celebrating birthdays, happy hours, Cubs games, holiday parties, picnics, friendly competitions, and more!
  • Health Benefits Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid Time Off – Employees receive paid time off which starts accruing on day one of employment and paid holidays
  • Work/Life Balance – We pride ourselves on having a great work/life balance.
  • Gym Subsidy - We contribute a significant amount towards a gym membership at the nearby Lifetime Fitness.
  • 401(k) - Start saving for your future retirement!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
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Location

1500 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
"It really is like working with your best friends": Spark Hire's family feel
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An Insider's view of Spark Hire

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The people I work with are just the best. There is never a dull day.

Jason

Technical Support Manager

What does your typical day look like?

My typical day starts off with responding to inbound emails and going through my tasks for the day. I spend a lot of time on the phone with customers, walking them through the platform and answering any questions that they may have. I enjoy conversing with customers while balancing out banter between coworkers and a fun work environment

Ryan

Account Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accountability is king! To be successful you need to be dependable. Being proactive and facing challenges head-on with a positive attitude is crucial. Someone who is adaptable, available to help each other & our processes improve, & thinks swiftly. Having fun is paramount. Successful team members walk in each day passionate about contributing.

Jeremy

Sales Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Spark Hire should be part of every organization's recruiting process. We're at 4,000 customers now, but believe there's nothing stopping us from 40,000, 400,000, or 4 million customers! We want Spark Hire to be the norm for any company, anywhere in the world.

Josh

CEO

What are some social events your company does?

A company who values culture is important to me, and I found that here at Spark Hire. Some of the social events we have are holiday parties, potlucks, dress up days, and team outings.

Elyse

Administrative Assistant

What are Spark Hire Perks + Benefits

Spark Hire Benefits Overview

Spark Hire constantly strives to improve the benefits and perks it provides to its employees. As the company grows, the leadership team seeks opportunities to give back to the individual team members in as many ways as possible. We take a lot of pride in ensuring the Sparktans are happy and enjoy coming into work. This definitely includes offering quality benefits, but more importantly, Spark Hire is focused and invested in the continuous improvement of the company culture and atmosphere.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on your role within the company, work schedules are flexible with opportunities for remote work.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Spark Hire offers all employees paid time off to observe major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Spark Hire offers paid time off for vacations and sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Spark Hire stocks fridges in the office kitchens with a wide variety of beer. Enter the kitchen on a Thursday after work and you'll likely find a few Sparktans enjoying a cold one.
Casual Dress
Spark Hire's casual dress code allows employees to be comfortable while they work. Jeans and casual tops are the norm!
Company Outings
Spark Hire has regularly planned company outings including holiday parties, Cubs games, bowling, company BBQs, and more!
Stocked Kitchen
Spark Hire has a stocked kitchen including your favorite Keurig cups, La Croix, beer, and more!
Some Meals Provided
Spark Hire provides free breakfast on Wednesdays and catered lunches once per month.
Happy Hours
Spark Hire hosts monthly happy hours at local bars and restaurants to bring the team together. The happy hours usually follow our monthly all hands meetings.
Parking
Spark Hire employees don't have to worry about parking as our building has a private lot.
Fitness Subsidies
Spark Hire contributes $120 per month per employee to a LifeTime fitness membership which is right next to the office.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Spark Hire offers employees extensive training and encourages learning and development. Spark Hire participates in many conferences throughout the year.
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