Director Business Development, SF Bay Area, a leading small business web site, is looking for an experienced Director of Business Development. The Director of Business Development will be responsible for identification of new partners, development of business proposals, contract negotiations and closing deals. We are looking for an individual that is organized, reliable and able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The right candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with a proven ability to execute. This is a critical position in supporting the company’s aggressive new growth goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

— Identify key business opportunities that align with the company’s growth initiatives and target customer segments

— Develop relationships with potential partners and structure and close deals

— Identify, pursue, structure and close the following types of deals:

—- syndication agreements to distribute AllBusiness content and products

—- agreements with Service Providers whose products fit into the overall AllBusiness offering

—- advertising agreements for the site and the newsletter program

—- marketing partnership agreements

—- partnerships for our Platinum Program

—- agreements with content providers

— Research companies that offer products to the small business market

— Prioritize overall Business Development efforts to ensure that time and resources are spent on initiatives with highest probability of significant benefit for the company.

— Develop a pipeline in various other revenue generating areas

— Manage existing business development relationships

Ideal Candidate

–This executive will be an innovative and creative Business Development executive with 3-5+ years of business development experience, specifically negotiating and closing partnership opportunities for an Internet company. Experience in developing partnerships and marketing programs in a business-business driven organization is a big plus!

–He/She should have a demonstrated track record of success in developing partner and channel strategies to support rapid business growth

–Experience creating target lists, negotiating and closing deals with 3rd parties, specifically with advertisers and companies offering Products and Services on the Internet

–Understanding of the current Internet landscape and how partnerships are being structured in the online marketplace

–The ability to identify key partners and sell AllBusiness as a business partner

–Background working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting is a big plus!

–Excellent communication skills and strong team player. Ability to build relationships and work effectively with a variety of Partners at senior levels

–Ability to use good judgment and work effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Capable of juggling multiple Partner efforts.

–Resourceful. Hands on and highly accessible.

About operates one of the premier sites on the Web for small businesses. The site was founded in 1999, and has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Business 2.0, Fortune, and other publications as one of the best business sites on the Web. The site provides quality information, products, services, and solutions to small and growing businesses. Through the AllBusiness Web site, entrepreneurs, businesses, consultants, and business professionals are able to access a comprehensive set of information, directories, tools, forms, and services to start and grow a business, solve business problems, raise capital, enhance sales and marketing, obtain strategic advice, comparison shop, obtain discounts and leverage the business community. is backed by one of the largest venture capital funds in the country and is conveniently headquartered in San Bruno, minutes from the San Francisco airport. Find out more at

CONTACT: Send cover letters and resumes to: [email protected]. In the subject line, please write: “Business Development Director”
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