Now Hiring: Business Development Manager

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Help us grow and further our mission. Come in at ground level and grow with the company. Your goal will be two-fold: 

  • Develop our growth strategy, create opportunities to work with external stakeholders to grow sales, revenue and our mission

  • Develop and roll out and coordinate new programs and value added services at Colombo Cooperative to contribute to the success of our members


Job type: full-time, salaried


Goals and Objectives

  • Identify sales leads, pitch our services

  • Be the focal point in coordinating with our external services partners and our members

  • Develop community enhancement initiatives to benefit our members

  • Be proactive in creating opportunities for scale, services and new prospectives

  • Reach and maintain occupancy goals for the coworking space

  • Embody our values and create a fun, safe workplace


Duties and Responsibilities

Program Development and Coordination

  • Develop community initiatives designed to contribute to the success of our members

  • Be the focal point to coordinate member services with external stakeholders

  • Seek opportunities to engage members to discover and discuss members' objectives, i.e. using member service request as an opportunity to learn more about the member's business and any other needs member may have to develop services

  • Be responsible for revenue reporting, and growth metrics related to programs and services


Business Development

  • Develop a growth strategy based on financial gain as well community development

  • Proactively reach out to external stakeholders and create proposals for partnerships and promote products and services

  • Be responsible for sales and growth metrics

  • Reach and maintain occupancy goals for the space

  • Research opportunities to scale and grow the number of locations and new markets

  • Conduct tours to work towards and maintain 100% building occupancy when Community managers are unavailable

  • Engage in the larger community of the market by attending events and networking with local start-ups and organizations.

  • Manage and maintain long term relationships with vendors, partners and stakeholders


Experience and Requirements

  • Proactive, intelligent, amazing work ethic

  • Fun, energetic attitude

  • 2+ years experience in Sales, Business Development

  • Experience in business registration, legal knowledge is a plus

  • Experience in graphic design and content development is a plus

  • Experience in being a program coordinator, work with multiple time zones and internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English;

  • Exceptional organizational skills;

  • Demonstrate integrity, dependability, responsibility, accountability, self-awareness, and empathy;

  • Passion and understanding for entrepreneurial communities


About Colombo Cooperative

Colombo Cooperative is a community driven coworking space for creatives, rebels, freelancers, techies, artists, radicals, dreamers to come together, work on their dreams to reach their full potential. It's a space to focus, it's a space to collaborate, it's a space to be productive. We're excited to be a part of Sri Lanka's future!

We believe that the greatest things happen when the right people come together at the right time. We believe in taking that big risk and starting that new venture, even when it means giving up a comfortable, stable job. We believe in constant learning from different people and places, and approaching all situations with a growth mindset. We believe that reaching our full potential is a journey, not a destination; we believe that failures are our best lessons as long as we get back up and do better.

The Colombo Cooperative Crew embodies these beliefs; they're what drives us.

The Crew believes in themselves and in their fellow Crew members. They're constantly working on themselves, to be better at their art, their work, their hustle, their mission. They dream of a place where people treat each other equally no matter what. They value attention to detail and the energy of the space they're in; spaces change how they think and how they feel. They're explorers, adventurers, optimists, and YAY-sayers.

Not everyone is lucky enough to get the opportunity to work on their dream projects and passions, the Crew understands and is grateful for their circumstances, it gets them through the hard times. Crew members are honest, they trust and they love; they love their work, their life, and their fellow humans. They'll fail, learn, grow, and succeed. They will achieve their goals. They will accomplish their mission.

If you are this person, or want to be this person, we want you in the Colombo Cooperative Crew. Welcome in. Let's do big things together.


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