Business Development Representative
Who Are We?
There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.
Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.
Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.
Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.
As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.
With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an eager Business Development Representative to assist our broader Sales team around administrative and internal organizational efforts in the Eastern region, Western Region, or Central region. You will play a fundamental role in helping our team achieve our ambitious revenue growth objectives while partnering with Internal Sales Associates and Regional Directors. This role reports directly to our Internal Sales Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to kickstart a career in sales as you develop the backend skills and education that builds a strong sales foundation.
As an ideal candidate, you have internship experience in a business development or a strong team orientated role in a high-growth environment. More importantly, you’re thrilled by the challenge of building and perfecting the operational tempo of a high-performing partnership for your regional team, your larger sales team, and the Vestwell organization as a whole. You’re exceptional at organizing competing priorities and adapting to a flexible and fast-paced environment. We’re a growth stage startup after all. Last, but certainly not least, you’re driven by a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial spirit.
- Internship experience preferably in a business development or administrative support role
- Excitement in developing strong communication skills initially with internal efforts followed by external efforts around phone, email, chat & social queues
- Demonstrated ability to organize, support and guide multiple team members via clear written and oral communication
- Self-starter who can operate well in a collaborative team environment
- Good knowledge of Salesforce, comfort level with other Sales technology
- Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks, adapt to changing needs, and tackle new challenges daily
- Startup and/or financial services experience
- Understanding of the defined contribution space a plus!
We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!