Business Development Manager – Higher Education

Traction on Demand - Toronto, ON (5 months ago)

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Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC | Business Development |

As our Business Development Manager – Higher Education, you will be driving the revenue goals of the company by positioning Traction on Demand’s Higher Education offerings as the best solution to achieve our customer’s vision of success. Traction offers a unique experience for business development managers that is based on supporting customers to evolve customized Higher Education solutions on the expanding platform and broader ecosystem. This is where, as a representative of the Traction team, you’ll spend a majority of your day in high value conversations as a trusted advisor to one of the most important technologies your customers will ever interact with.

The individuals at Traction who thrive in this role view solutions from a holistic point of view. They’re advocates for their clients and they have an ingrained sense of curiosity. They put the team ahead of themselves and are driven to have a huge impact on the results of the company.

Traction on Demand’s hiring philosophy is based on culture, intelligence and then skills. Here’s what we mean by that:


Culture at Traction on Demand isn’t about drinking beer and playing ping-pong – it’s much more. We are looking for people who want to join an active community of engaged individuals who see business as more than just a vehicle to make money. We care about our people, wider community and planet. Come join us on this journey!

Traction is a group of entrepreneurs committed to creating ecstatic clients, doing enjoyable work and being efficient in everything we do. We fail fast and love to innovate. Change is our middle name.

Our values don’t just sit on a glossy page. We live them every day. Our values are the cornerstone of who we are – do they resonate with you?

Embrace Knowledge
Do the right thing
Seek adventures and smiles
Healthy hearts and heads
Pursue opportunity
Build community


People often ask what it takes to succeed at Traction on Demand – you’ve got to be smart, without having an ego. What does that mean? Imagine working with a group of your smartest friends who all love to learn. Everyone is always pushing each other to grow and innovate at a pace that can only be called furious. We are never idle or stagnant. We seek and share knowledge. We are comfortable with the unknown. We just “git ‘r done.”


Tractionites come from a variety of backgrounds, and we are eager to find people that are from non-traditional backgrounds. Typically, we find that people are successful in this role when they have:

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Computer Science or equivalent experience
5+ years in a client facing experience preferably in a higher education environment
Formalized sales training and deep experience managing complex sales
Hands-on experience with one or more CRM software products (, Siebel, Clarify, Vantive, PeopleSoft, NetSuite) would be a strong asset
Ability to interact with a customer’s executives and demonstrate strategic understanding of business needs
Ability to think critically and analytically
Ability to multi-task in a SUPER fast paced environment
Willingness and passion to quickly learn skills and knowledge that you don’t currently possess
Strong leadership skills
Desire to be the best at what you do

What You Will Be Doing

Sales Process

Lead creation and management
Sales discovery and qualification
Identification of business pain points and objectives
Accessing multiple buyers
Using Salesforce ecosystem capabilities and coming up with solutions to address pain points
Building statements of work
Work with clients through procurement
Always using Salesforce to track your sales cycle
On-going account management

Partner Management

Working with key partners in the Salesforce ecosystem and expanding our foot print with them
Developing joint go to market
Insure we are supporting our partner lead management process

Team Player

Coordinate clients, service providers and internal team members
Ensure that all Traction teams have the correct information to successfully support clients
Evaluate deliverables
Efficiently and competently manage roadblocks

If you’re interested, so are we! Send your resume our way, and we’ll reach out to you if we are interested in moving forward.

At Traction on Demand, we aim to change the world by challenging the traditional consulting model and building community with our clients, partners and neighbours. At our core, we’re about improving the way companies do business by leveraging technology –, technology partners and our own libraries of intellectual property. We are a people-first organization, creating long-term relationships with our clients and growing with them as strategic business partners. Our clients are varied in size, geography and industry, and include some of the world’s largest technology firms. Traction for Good, our community engagement program, and our involvement as one of the first 100 B Corps in Canada are just a couple of the reasons why we have been named to the Best Places to Work in Canada top 10 list for several years running.

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

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