Business Development and Innovation Director 7/14/14

Job Title: Business Development and Innovation Director
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Company: Amsterdam Printing
Date Posted: 7/14/14

Job Summary:

Amsterdam Printing, a division of Taylor Corporation, and a leader and innovator in the business to business promotional products marketplace, has a career opportunity for a Business Development and Innovation Director.

The Business Development and Innovation Director will take a leadership role to identify business development opportunities and develop initiatives to help grow the Amsterdam business. These initiatives include opportunities with new product development, market development, or technological advancement. It also includes reviewing existing processes and identifying opportunities for improvement that can produce measurable results.

Business Development and Innovation Director Responsibilities: 

-Partners with leadership team to develop strategic vision for the company

-Researches and integrates possible market opportunities into business plans

-Oversees the development of overall business opportunities, new markets, technological innovation, and product lines to strategically position the company for short and long-term sustainability and market share growth

-Provides leadership in planning, designing, and implementing strategic business plans and objectives, and evaluating results; maintains accountability throughout

-Reviews current operations in most departments, and coordinates with other business functions to increase effectiveness of business development initiatives

-Compares competitive operations vs. internal operations with the goal of defining and implementing programs for sustained competitive advantages

-Establishes and maintains strategic industry relations, and creates and maintains communication channels for understanding and utilizing industry regulations and trends

-Participates in professional organizations and attend seminars, technical symposiums, and trade shows

-Develops and executes presentations for and with senior management

-May provide insight and recommendations regarding mergers and acquisitions

Proficiency and Skills:

-Understanding of full product and market life-cycle concepts and implementation

-Understanding of how sales and marketing channels operate and integrate

-Project management skills and experience

-Strong teamwork and communication skills; ability to translate strategic ideas and initiatives across multiple departments and audiences

-Familiarity with e-commerce and telephony

-Analytical skills including capability to produce forecasts

-Critical thinking skills (converting problems or opportunities into strategic plans)

-Business Development and Innovation Director Job Requirements:

-Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent amount of experience preferred

-5 years’ experience in Market Development

3 years’ experience in Leadership, preferably within the Promotional Products industry

-Proficient with MS Office, CRM, Lifetime Value

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities and skills required of the people assigned to this job.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as determined by the company.

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