VP, Business Development Zoosk
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Zoosk is seeking a dynamic, experienced VP of Business Development. Reporting to the Co-CEO of the company, the ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and results oriented. This individual will have a strong background in successfully partnering with and selling to the mobile and telecom industry and doing distribution deals. The central objective of this role will be to source and secure distribution deals for Zoosk products through syndication with other websites, having the Zoosk applications pre-installed on mobile and desktop apps, etc. This individual will bring a strong background in sales and driving a strategy for growth.
Source and secure distribution deals for Zoosk products to drive growth through partnerships, strategic alliances and syndication deals. Manage partner relationships to optimize consumer adoption and to drive revenue through the following:
Develop and implement strategic sales plans to exceed revenue and profitability goals.
Analyze regional markets and competitive product landscape to optimize market penetration and achieve sales and company objectives.
Develop, maintain, and manage strategic relationships with syndication and distribution partners.
Manage and report on account activity, market development, sales negotiations, and strong pipeline management.
Establish and achieve quarterly and annual sales revenue targets.
Manage sales budget, expenditures, and appropriations for the department.
Success measured by number of new users and revenue generated from syndication and distribution platforms.
Demonstrated strength in sales leadership, influence, negotiation, and communication at all levels within an organization
Experience in negotiating and partnering with the mobile and telecom industry.
Experience in negotiating and partnering with web properties for content/service syndication
Minimum of 10 years in sales and business development in a technology company.
Proven track record in closing high dollar distribution deals.
Established history of securing deals and building backlog pipeline.
Strong understanding of preparing and negotiating contract terms.
Experience with developing, maintaining and growing strategic customer accounts.
Bachelor?s degree required in engineering or business discipline.
Travel: up to 50% domestic and international.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals application. Members can easily access Zoosk?s services from its website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
Zoosk is one of the largest online dating services in the world, with over 50 million users, close to 20 million daily page views, from "Zooskers" in 60 countries With 100 thousand new profiles added daily, we are the single fastest growing dating service on the web and our supersonic performance was recently celebrated in the Wall Street Journal's inaugural top 50 "Next Big Thing" List (March 09, 2010).
While we originally took advantage of viral opportunities on social networks, Zoosk has evolved into an easy, fun and safe online dating experience that today connects singles from the we
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Zoosk is the fastest growing social dating destination. Our applications on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo have more than 50 million users with close to over 20 million daily page views from users in 60 countries Simply put, Zoosk is online dating that doesn't suck. Our users, mostly young professional, enjoy a fun and playful experience while they meet new people in their local areas.
Zoosk is a VC backed startup and our office is located in downtown San Francisco. We are always looking for open minded, energetic, and driven individuals that love the challenge of turning an established industry upside-down. We build world class social web products and in the process we make sure to have plenty of fun. If you want to work with exceptional people on toughest engineering problems every day, you want to join Zoosk.
Some Benefits of Joining Zoosk
- Sexy MacPro or MacBookPro stations to work in style
- Free beverages and snacks, to keep you fired up
- Free dinner every night
- Medical, dental and vision plans
- Life Insurance and 401K savings plan|
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