Business Development Specialist Grand Rapids,  MI HR Collaborative | Human Resource Management
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Business Development Specialist

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Business Development Specialist
Grand Rapids,  MI
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HR Collaborative is partnering with our non-profit client to find a dedicated Business Development Specialist. The Business Development Specialist would be working primarily in a manufacturing environment, consulting and advising smaller companies in West Michigan. Come join our close-knit, innovative team!

Your responsibilities each day:

  • Visit small manufacturers in West Michigan to assess their opportunities for continuous improvement. 
  • Connect companies with consultants and other service providers to meet the needs for manufacturer’s continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Work as the liaison between manufacturers and service providers. Work with service providers to develop contracts and metrics for performance tracking.
  • Work in the preparation of a benchmarking report, follow up with consultants to ensure that information is shared with client, and provide other support as necessary. 
  • Identify new service providers from the public and private sector.
  • Participate in the development of promotional strategies and communication tools. Support product and program launch, positioning and target market penetration to raise awareness of services.
  • Provide required data to complete all reporting and measurement requirements, including the annual budget development and monitoring.
  • Maintain awareness of regional initiatives to assist in the development of inter-firm learning opportunities.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • General knowledge of all major business functions including operations, engineering, logistics, finance, quality management and planning.
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment is required for this position. 
  • Ability and aptitude to offer solutions for manufacturing problems.
  • A consultative approach to problem solving.
  • Experience with budget development and monitoring.
  • Excellent communication skills; oral, written and personal. 
  • Ability to build strong relationships and become a trusted partner.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to operate independently or as part of a team to manage long and short-term project activity.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to collaborate with the best and brightest business minds.
  • An attractive compensation and benefits package including generous vacation, 401(K) retirement, health, and life insurance.

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