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Elevate your sales career with us!

Do you love working autonomously while helping businesses find each other? We’re seeking a self-starter with marketing sales experience and sales and lead generator skills. As Data Driven Marketers’ (DDM) Independent sales contractor, you’ll be an integral part of a team dedicated to respecting humans, driving measurable results, and changing lives. We’re looking for an independent sales contractor who has a history of driving connections between clients and service providers and has an ability to see projects from a high-level sales and lead generator perspective. This role needs someone who is highly motivated, energetic, and knows how to build a sales funnel through genuine connection and conscientiousness. Does that sound like you? If it does, this is your opportunity to make a positive impact and be a valued member of our growing women-led, female-owned digital marketing agency! As a part of our contracting team, you’ll collaborate and help shape our vision for empathetic sales, bringing fresh ideas from your unique and authentic viewpoint.

If you love the entire sales process, have an interest in helping improve business for sales leads and seeing them succeed, as well as a desire to learn about new fields and develop new areas of expertise, then we want to meet you!

Role and responsibilities

Sales department team member
  • Be the lead generator 
  • Research and understand DDM’s target markets 
  • Study and maintain current sales presentations, case studies, proposals, and scripts to meet the needs of potential clients.  
  • Understand and utilize data analytics reports of previous and active clients, combining your experience and wisdom to effectively communicate our services and meet the needs of potential clients.
  • Understand and utilize our ClickUp CRM and external software for generating leads, tracking sales, using clear and precise notes with sentence structures and correct spelling, contact names, numbers and websites for easy internal collaboration and handoffs 
  • Provide insight and recommendations on key market competitors and highlight the ways in which DDM is different and elevated
  • Contact potential clients in an effort to vet leads by phone and email and schedule appointments (outbound sales) 
  • Contact stalled and inactive clients in an effort to re-engage their business and close a new agreement (inbound sales)
Leadership collaborator
  • Attend regularly scheduled leadership sales discussions with our business development manager/CEO (remote and in-person as needed)
  • Support the business development manager/CEO by ensuring seamless communication both verbally and in writing during client hand-offs
  • Ensure all information collected from client interaction is accurate and passed to business development manager/CEO
  • Review SOWs and discuss areas of improvement ensuring we are offering our talents and services in an appealing manner
  • Regularly discuss ways to improve DDM’s Master Services Agreement, Statements of Work, and pricing presentations
  • Regularly discuss ways to improve department collaboration and grow company sales, performance, and brand image
  • Navigate comfortably through remote workspace tools and software and apply best practices and efficient use of software to support clients and sales 
  • Study DDM ethos in order to echo the heart of the company as it translates to clients
Client success champion
  • Impeccable listening skills are apparent in the way you interact with clients. There is no interruption and you don’t gloss over important information hidden in a client’s story
  • Work to understand prospective clients needs before reaching out to ensure a warm reception. Make it obvious you care about their company
  • Know who runs the company of the clients you call as well as the key decision makers related to marketing sales agreements
  • Take time to view client websites to show you noticed their company culture and vibe when first reaching out to clients
  • Show clients you are curious about their goals and needs rather than jump to a sales pitch
  • Understand client needs quickly and be able to personalize sales pitch to meet clients where they are, rather than being robotic or rushing to get to a pitch

 Qualifications

  • 4–5 years of experience in a client-facing role 
  • 2–3 years of experience in a sales role
  • A fundamental understanding of marketing data with a desire to learn how to use and explain data
  • Proven sales and lead generation success including managing several clients and leads simultaneously
  • An understanding of key digital marketing metrics that can increase engagement, sales, and general website traffic
  • Proficiency working in ClickUp or project management systems similar to ClickUp (Asana, Monday, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace
  • Ability to provide two professional (at least one from previous sales environment where you worked) and one personal reference
  • Consent to let us conduct a reference check
  • Able to thrive in an independent environment while having a passion for sales and interacting with people
  • A dedicated space at home to work, reliable computer and video camera (for sales and DDM remote calls and meetings), and internet service 
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs
  • Experience with B2B sales
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent persuasive skills
  • Openness to accepting clear direction and feedback from DDM and following DDM guidelines
  • A desire to learn about new industries and develop new areas of expertise
  • A strong understanding of how to keep lines of communication open with sales leads and the importance of following up with them

It would be great (but not necessary) if you

  • Have an understanding or first-hand experience in the struggles and challenges that these industries face:
    • Agriculture and aquaculture 
    • Food and retail franchises 
    • Health & medical, medical products, family medical practices
    • We partner with healthcare providers who prioritize unbiased and comprehensive treatment options, empowering patients with informed choices
    • Home service, HVAC, landscaping, plumbing
    • Nonprofits
    • PreK-12 education, higher education, trade schools
    • SaaS
    • Small businesses, local businesses, retail brick & mortar stores
    • Towns/cities/municipalities
    • Venues/event management 

  • Have experience in most of the following software tools:
    • Slack
    • Box
    • Whereby 
    • ClickUp
    • Calendly 
    • Loom
    • Figjam

Data Driven Marketers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Data Driven Marketers complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Pay breakdown 

  • $1000 upon closing

Benefits and perks (what makes DDM different from other agencies)

  • Mostly remote with opportunities to meet clients and leadership team members in person 
  • Opportunities to meet with all team members for in-person team outings, work get together days, and team building activities 
  • Reasonable expectations for email responses and meeting scheduling with the team and clients. We strive for a 24-hour response time for requests sent between 8am-4pm MST M-Th
  • On-the-job training as well as digital marketing career development. If you ever decide to leave DDM, we want you to leave with more skills than you came with!
  • Weekly wellness tips and advice and quarterly (or more if you request it) check ins with our Director of people, wellness, and education leader to ensure you are thriving with work/life balance
  • Confidence that your voice, your ideas, and your thoughts will be heard. We know that success comes from collaboration and shared ideas
  • Bragging rights that you have joined the less than 1% women or non-binary owned marketing agencies in the continent!