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Director of Business Development

As a Team Lead for our Business Development Associates (which we call Mobile Application Consultants), you will be a key member of the revenue team and our future success. You will be responsible for recruiting, developing & coaching a high-velocity team that’s responsible for initial engagement with customers and qualifying them on their future value potential. You will work closely with our New Business Sales (which we call Senior Mobile Application Consultants) team, passing highly qualified leads for conversion to paying accounts.

We’re looking for someone who will covet the adrenaline of a venture-backed business that is experiencing hyper revenue growth. You will have a laser focus on metrics & coaching, with a proven track record of exceeding goals in a Business Development function, ideally as a team lead.


Your Most Important Initiatives:

  • Increase Pipeline Generation
  • Hold the team accountable for their performance metrics while properly maintaining accurate records in the CRM system to track all sales activity
  • Display key metrics in the sales area to track team and individual achievement through all stages of funnel (lead flow, activity performance, etc)
  • Build and refine sales playbook and incorporate into ongoing sales training
  • Build & Retain High Performing Team
  • Recruit, on-board, develop and motivate a team of MACs
  • Continue a fun, competitive, high energy environment people love coming to
  • Optimize Messaging & Cadence
  • Lower initial response times & increase # of touches per lead
  • Identify and implement the “ideal” call and email cadence with ongoing A/B testing to continually improve results
  • Ownership of Systems & Tools
  • Continue leveraging & evaluating our tech stack of tools like Velocifiy, Salesloft, Sales Navigator, etc.
  • Work with internal resources to test new technologies that can increase performance
  • Inbound Email Lead Management
  • Implement inbound email tracking solution to reduce non-selling time
  • Ability to track close rates by inbound lead source, open rates, close rates and response times and optimize inbound email follow up cadence accordingly
  • Live Chat
  • Incorporate Live Chat as a strategic tool as part of a holistic high velocity selling model with automated reporting on results
  • Success Metrics for Role:
  • Consistently hit team targets for pipeline creation
  • Get 75% of team above individual targets each month
  • Increase conversion rate from Connect to Scheduled Demo
  • Increase hold rate of demo scheduled to demo completed
  • Increase dial / lead rate


So, What’s GoCanvas?  

GoCanvas is a mobile platform that makes it simple for business to automate how work is done, replacing outdated process and expensive paperwork. The GoCanvas App works on smartphones and tablets, helping companies easily collect information across their organization, share it instantly with others and gain real-time insight on their business operations. GoCanvas can be easily customized by all types of businesses to empower their workforce, unleashing the value in data across the organization to help better connect with colleagues and engage more effectively with customers. Automating millions of workplace activities for well-known brands like Pepsi, Honda and Red Bull means there's a good chance you have been around someone using GoCanvas in the past 24 hours, making us one of the fastest growing mobile platforms in the world. 

Named as one of “the 10 best business apps you need right now” by CNN, GoCanvas has been featured as a leader in the mobile app space in The Washington Post, TechCrunch, DCInno, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among others. Network World recently highlighted our corporate volunteer program, called Ante Up, which encourages employees to adopt a not-for-profit they’re passionate about, donate the GoCanvas technology and spend two weeks of paid time off in the field learning how they do business. We’re proud to have been honored as a Washington Business Journal Best Place To Work 2016 and to have won the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2016 Hot Ticket Award for Hottest Company Culture. We’re on a mission to continue fostering an amazing culture for people who like to make an impact and enjoy collaborating.

What You Bring

Successful background in Business Development function and preferably leading a team for 1+ years

Ideally worked for a SaaS and/or mobile software company in a startup environment

A data & metrics-driven approach to making decisions and measuring areas for performance improvement

Ability to hire, develop and retain great Sales talent

Ability to keep a millennial workforce motivated, engaged and accountable

Competency using, and experience using other Sales enablement tools like Velocify, SalesLoft, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, ZoomInfo. etc.

Passionate about Sales & Business Development

Highly effective communication skills

Positive attitude and a desire to go above & beyond every day 

What GoCanvas Brings

We believe hiring the right people is THE most important thing we do. We take our company values seriously and look for these traits in everyone we hire: Empathy, Innovation, Authenticity, Impactful, Team Player and Cheeky/Fun Loving. We believe in giving people the freedom to get things done, but that they should also have accountability for their key metrics, think and act like owners of our business and be able to work in a flat organizational structure. We provide an environment that allows for innovation and creativity as well as a chance for highly motivated individuals to have fun at work.

Based in Reston, Virginia, our global headquarters is located in Refraction, a co-working space created for entrepreneurs, diverse start-ups, artists and not-for-profits to share an amazing office with unlimited snacks, free drinks and collaboration areas. To better help us revolutionize how work gets done around the globe, we also have offices in London, Sydney and Singapore. We highly recommend you read the blog found here to learn more about our unique culture from our founder and CEO James Quigley.

While we believe culture trumps perks, we are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet our team members’ needs.

Competitive Compensation

401K Match

Entrepreneurial Vacation Policy (sometimes known as unlimited vacation)

13 Company-Paid Holidays, which rotate annually, but always include Earth Day and one other day significant to GoCanvas, such as Steve Jobs’ birthday

An ideal Reston Town Center location with an abundance of FREE covered parking, dozens of restaurants, 45 retail stores, a movie theatre, outdoor concerts, all within walking distance of the office

Pre-tax public transportation commuter benefits

Company-Subsidized healthy lunches

Medical Insurance, where the Employee Only level of coverage is free!

Dental and Vision Insurance

Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account depending upon your medical plan selection

Basic Term Life Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Life Insurance

Short and Long-Term Disability

Commuter Benefits

Parental Leave

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

No 3rd party recruiting firms submitting candidates from job sites. 

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