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26
Mar

Job Title: Business Development Representative
Location: San Jose, CA
Start: ASAP
Duration: 1-Year
Work Type: W2 Contract
Help our awesomely cool, huge ecommerce build startups! This is a unique opportunity to be a central figure in an entrepreneurial, fast tempo environment, ecommerce environment.

This BD Rep will work on our client’s Wholesale Deals program – a customized B2B marketplace to connect sellers to qualified wholesalers and inventory – currently run by the Business Incubation Group

Supports business development and marketing of the organization’s products by maintaining records and promoting products to brokers, third party administrators, self-funded employers, and customers and partners. A bachelor’s degree is typically required for this position with two years of business development or marketing experience.

Produces monthly management reports and supports client service and marketing activities. Supports business development activities by assisting with the contracting and marketing of such activities to existing and potential clients. Assists management in the development of business plans, marketing strategies, sales calls, and general marketing of the business development activities of the organization. Conducts ongoing research of new product lines, making recommendations to the appropriate individuals.

Facilitates efforts to develop, implement, and refine standard procedures for researching, collecting, and tracking information about clients including contact data, pipelines, and previous outsourcing experiences.

Customer Service Experience required. Bachelors degree required. Sales Experience a plus.
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Q. What will this role work on?
A. The Wholesale Deals program – a customized B2B marketplace to connect qualified wholesalers of inventory to top sellers who buy and resell this inventory on our site. The project is currently run by the Business Incubation Group, an entrepreneurial group that builds new businesses for our company.

Q. What are the Top Three Skills needed to perform this role/job?
1. Account Management / Customer Service
2. Business Development i.e. ability to communicating the project’s value to customers and thereby close deals

Q. What would the typical work day look like for this contractor (what are they responsible for)?
A. Reading customer emails and resolving arising issues accordingly, cold calling prospects, managing assigned wholesaler accounts to get new listings of good inventory, sending the spreadsheet of all listings to our offshore team for analysis. Thrice weekly we meet for an hour to brainstorm on product ideas, and we expect all team members to contribute.

Please send resumes to John.Lindauer@akraya.com.

24
Mar

Jr & Sr Designers Needed – New York City

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Job Titles: Web & Print Designers
Location: NYC
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-4 month initial Contract then Contract-to-Perm
Work Type: W2 Contract

Job Description:
Our client is looking for Jr and Sr Designers to join their team in New York City. These are Temp-to-Perm opportunities. This client creates meaningful, real time customer connections that help businesses increase conversions and improve the consumer experience. It’s provides these solutions to the Retail, Travel, High-Tech, Telcom, Travel, and other industries.

The Designers will:
• Interpret Marketing content and facts into infographics and icons.
• Both Sr and Jr Designers will design for Digital & Print outputs
• Jr Designers will create invitations, banners, emails, landing pages. Also may be required to layout print collateral in existing templates for case studies, data sheets, and various other communications.
• Sr Designers will work on email campaigns, landing pages, mini-sites, communities and web sites.
• Sr Designers will also concept, script, storyboard and execute marketing animations and work closely with videographer on Motion Graphics/Live Action Shorts.
• 1-5 years related experience in designing for web, print, and presentations (Sr Designers should have experience with Motion Graphics).
• Understanding of the fundamentals of interaction design and information design.
• Strong understanding of branding and working with multiple brands at once.
• Able to use CS6, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and a basic knowledge of programming; CSS, HTML5, as it relates to design, is a plus.
• Ability to distill and edit copy into simple graphics that depict processes or concepts.
• Professional experience collaborating in a team environment.
• Strong communication skills.
• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in Graphic Design, Internet Design, or other related discipline.

To submit your resume to either the Jr or Sr Designer positions please email John.Lindauer@akraya.com. Please include your resume AND a link to your online portfolio.

Thanks!