• Business Development Lead
    • Seoul
    • 4 Years and above
    • Negotiable
    • Full Time
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Job Description

We are looking for a passionate Business Development Lead to spearhead our expansion in Seoul. This Business Development Lead position has the potential to grow into a Country Manager position. If you are looking to build a business from the ground up through hustling, selling to businesses, building a team and managing finances, you may be the person we are looking for.

You will be based in Seoul.

The best candidates care about:
*Doing work that they are passionate about
*Impacting people’s experiences in exploring a city and sharing a city’s hidden gems
*Being a part of a driven and motivated team
*Excelling in an entrepreneurial role
*Meeting global-minded people

*Build the business from the ground up in Seoul with entrepreneurial spirit, while still having guidance from headquarters
*Explore the hidden gems of Seoul through interviewing and vetting new Locals
*Achieve sales revenue targets
*Generate new business opportunities – arrange and attend prospective client meetings and negotiate to win new business
*Maintain relationship with clients and train them on processes
*Overall accountability for monthly KPIs in sales, business engagement and general market traction
*Develop in-market growth with a database of vetted Locals
*Manage budget
*Hire a team to help with maintaining the balance of gaining new business, vetting new Locals, and day-to-day operations

*Full-time availability preferred (part-time can be discussed)
*Willingness to learn and openness to new ideas
*Passionate, hard-working, and excited to be a part of a fast-paced startup
*Ability to build and develop strong relationships with business contacts, partners, and local insiders
*Strong track record of new business sales and/or sales management role (hospitality and travel role will be viewed favorably)
*Sharp business acumen – can identify and analyze problems with creative solutions
*Think globally, act locally, and thrive in a multicultural, startup environment.
*Business proficiency in English and Korean with professional speaking and writing skills
*Have worked in South Korea extensively
*High integrity
*Immediate availability is preferred

About Sam the Local

Write short description about your company to catch people's attention.Sam the Local is a fun and energetic startup focused on enabling people to go beyond tourist attractions and truly explore a city with a local insider. Started in 2015 in Hong Kong, our platform allows customers to book private and customized Outings with Locals. After booking, the Local will create an itinerary based on the customer's preferences and interests and then take them on the Outing. Our community of vetted Locals in Hong Kong now has more than 75 members who cover 12 languages, 10 interest categories, and come from 8 countries around the world.
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