American Red Cross Account Representative-- Operations/ Donor Recruitment in Farmington, Connecticut
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We provide almost half of the nation's blood supply, as well as humanitarian relief at home and abroad. We turn compassion into action through the care we provide our blood donors, and the spirit of service we share with our colleagues.
We are seeking experienced business-to-business Sales Account Representative to cover Farmington, CT and the surrounding territories. Incumbents will work in the territory to develop and organize new blood drive opportunities with community businesses, churches, schools and other sponsors. Sales account representatives in this fast-paced role will also work with these organizations to recruit blood donors from their respective networks.
As a Sale Account Representative, you can play a direct role in our life-saving mission, ensuring that others continue to receive the gift of life!
Account Representative - Responsibilities
• Plan and implement effective strategies to recruit, retain and manage sponsor organizations to achieve established blood collection goals
• Apply market knowledge and evaluation of community, government, demographics and competitors to identify areas for market expansion in assigned territory
• Recommend overall sponsor recruitment plans and project plans for short- and long-term goal achievement
• Coordinate structure, staffing, schedule and marketing necessary to reach individual drive goals
• Educate and provide ongoing support to sponsors, volunteers and staff on blood drive protocol, how to recruit employee ambassadors, and expectations/requirements for the event
• Interact in a positive, proactive, and customer-focused manner with both internal and external customers, demonstrating care and compassion at all times
The aforementioned responsibilities of the Sales Account Manager describe the general nature and level of work and are not an exhaustive list.
Why the American Red Cross?
We offer employee growth and development, an incomparable team spirit and a comprehensive benefits package inclusive of health and 401K.
• Bachelor's degree in marketing, sales, or communications OR equivalent combination of related education and experience
• One year (minimum) related experience
• Knowledge of group dynamics, direct sales, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, including training and presentation skills
• A current, valid driver's license and good driving record
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.