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Technology Business Development Lead
Work Location Cincinnati
Job Code 3489
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Technology Business Development Lead


Job Location: Cincinnati, OH


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Centric Consulting is not the typical consulting company. We live our core values and bring them with us in all we do for our clients and community. Our core purpose is simple: every day we strive to provide unmatched customer and employee experiences and foster a culture of respect, diversity, and transparency. It’s this culture, our people, and delivery that come together to make Centric a trusted advisor to local businesses.



Our Cincinnati business unit is passionate about making a positive impact in the community. We strive to live our Centric core values and embed them in the work we do for our clients and in our corporate citizenship role. We’re looking for a Technology Business Development Lead to join our growing team.



About this role:


This role drives the technical sales process and outcomes on a dedicated basis, growing a profitable pipeline and/or backlog of sales, through deal origination, sales negotiations and closure. This position interacts with all levels of customers and internal operating groups and national technology service offering leaders. 

The Technology Business Development Lead manages the opportunity from sales pursuit to close using deep sales process and offering expertise. They will have existing relationships and develop new relationships with key buyers and decision-makers at new and/or existing clients; protect and grow the business. Act as point of contact for resolution and escalation of all key items with the client and internally. They will also already be actively networking in the community and work to establish Centric's brand as a technology leader.




In this role, you will:


  • Establish and maintain a pipeline of project-based opportunities
  • Build strategies and relationships to drive revenues and gross profits within strategic accounts, maintain a high activity level in accounts
  • Maintain regular contact with customers and key decision-makers via regular client meeting and lunches
  • Hunting new and potential accounts
  • Attend and participate in client, candidate and industry/technology related networking/meet ups/relationship building events
  • Work with the broader Centric team to build technical teams to staff engagements including screening and qualifying candidates via in-house interviews
  • Provide accurate forecasts and feedback to sales management and recruiters with regard to candidate submissions and client interaction



Specialized Knowledge/Skills: 


  • Existing book of business of Director and C-Level Technical Customer Relationships in Cincinnati, Louisville, Dayton (i.e. CIO, CTO, CMO, CDO, IT Director, VP of IT, etc.)
  • Consultative Selling
  • Knowledge of the SDLC and software engineering especially in a cloud environment
  • IT strategy, architecture, modern technologies, how technology transforms and enables business outcomes
  • Prior experience delivering technology projects/programs
  • Experience driving technology adoption and creating long-term transformational account strategies
  • Experience identifying, developing, negotiating, and closing large scale technology projects to enterprise customers
  • Qualifying
  • Sales Process
  • Writing Proposals & Contracts
  • Planning
  • Customer Knowledge
  • Product Knowledge
  • Self-Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Innovation
  • Competitive Knowledge
  • Resource Leadership
  • Resource Management   



A successful candidate will have the following characteristics:


  • Existing book of business of Director and C-Level Technical Customer Relationships in Cincinnati, Louisville, Dayton (i.e. CIO, CTO, CMO, CDO, IT Director, VP of IT, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the SDLC and software engineering, especially in a cloud environment
  • Has prior experience selling consulting project-based technology services
  • Experience driving technology adoption and creating long term transformational account strategies
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a consultative sales role selling technology solutions
  • Experience identifying, developing, negotiating, and closing large scale technology projects to enterprise customers
  • Ideally, this individual will have come up through the technical ranks in their career and have a solid understanding of what it takes to build technical solutions and the business problems these solutions solve especially in the area of custom software/data development.
  • Desire to work with a technology team
  • Ability to build, manage and foster a team-driven environment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to create unmatched experiences, for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for other
  • Problem solver. You should enjoy on the hard stuff



What makes Centric different?


  • Special Culture– Our people make us different. We have highly talented, intelligent individuals across a broad variety of disciplines – who are eager to learn from you and share their own expertise. We embrace fresh perspectives and each Don’t take our word for it – check us out on Glassdoor, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get glimpse inside what makes us unique.
  • Impact– We think of ourselves as big company with a small company feel – a local player with global reach that combines business, technology and industry expertise.
  • Unmatched Experiences– We are allowed to be ourselves here. We are encouraged to be human. It’s at the root of who we are as a firm and why we’re here.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging– We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a culture where all people feel like they belong and are respected and valued regardless of who they are, where they are from and what experiences they’ve had. We believe a Centric Together work environment is essential to what we do.
  • Innovation– We value passion, determination, perseverance and innovation. We are inspired because we believe in what we are doing and where we are going.
  • Passion for the greater good– We are steadfast in our devotion to the communities we serve and in actively promoting employee involvement in community improvement projects.
  • The Nitty Gritty– Along with the standard health and 401k benefits, we offer self-managed PTO (manage your own work-life balance), a company paid trip, profit sharing, parental leave and remote working options for our employees. In fact, we wrote the book on creating remote culture – literally.



Centric believes the best solutions come from diverse teams. We strive to have an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be successful regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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