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Business Development Director

Business Development | Saint Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

Interested in working for a human-centered technology company that prides itself on using modern tools and technologies? Want to be surrounded by intensely curious and innovative thinkers?

Seeking to solve complex technical challenges by building products that work for people, meet and exceed the needs of businesses, and work elegantly and efficiently?

Modeling ourselves after the 1904 World’s Fair, which brought innovation to the region, 1904labs is seeking top technical talent in St. Louis to bring innovation and creativity to our clients.

Our clients consist of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies headquartered here in St. Louis. We partner with them on complex projects that range from reimagining and refactoring their existing applications, to helping to envision and build new applications or data streams to operationalize their existing data. Working in a team-based labs model, using our own flavor of #HCDAgile, we strive to work at the cutting edge of technology’s capabilities while solving problems for our clients and their users.

The Role

The Business Development Director will focus on building relationships with potential clients and converting them to clients as their needs dictate. Our successful candidate will be comfortable opening doors with key stakeholders within large enterprise level prospects in the St. Louis market.

Main duties include researching client business referrals, networking, and utilizing social media to generate meaningful connections and leads. Adept at leveraging knowledge of 1904labs offerings to demonstrate our value to potential clients. The role will work closely with clients to create innovative, out of the box solutions for their needs and consult through the sales process.

Must be energetic, well-spoken, and eager to grow 1904labs presence in the St. Louis market.


  • Identifying and securing qualified business opportunities within large enterprise level prospects in the St Louis area in order to meet and exceed annual sales goals

  • Creating informative presentations and developing qualified leads in conjunction with our marketing team

  • Creating and maintaining a database of prospective clients and pipeline of opportunities using our CRM software

  • Collaborating with management on sales goals, planning, and forecasting

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to sell consulting and technology related services to large enterprises in St. Louis

  • Comfortable cultivating C-Level business relationships through conventional and creative mediums (phone, email, social media, local associations, etc)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to demonstrate patience and enthusiasm while communicating with potential clients

  • Experience with lead generation and prospect management

  • Self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team

  • Strong computer skills, including Google Suite for Business experience, preferred


  • Standard Benefits Program (medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), professional development and education assistance, PTO)

  • Innovation Hours - Ten percent (10%) of our work week is set aside to work on our own product ideas in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. The best part: The IP remains your own.  We are a high-growth culture and we know that when we help people focus on personal and professional growth, collectively, we can achieve great things.

  • Dress Code - we don't have one


This job is located in St. Louis, MO.  While we would prefer local candidates your current location is not the most important factor; please help us understand why you would like to call St. Louis home if you would be relocating.