Business Development Associate

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them.

Niche is all about finding where you fit in, and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

About the Role

Our small but mighty Business Development team is just beginning to grow. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for an associate opening on our team.

The Business Development Associate will be responsible for finding new affiliate partnerships in complementary markets to our core product offering on Niche.com. We have a proven model of creating new business to business partnerships and we are looking for a goal-oriented person comfortable communicating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.   

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:

  • Learn our site, user behavior, and product offering so you can communicate the complex business partnerships to internal and external stakeholders
  • Shadow calls with other Business Development and Sales team members
  • Begin to build a pipeline and start running calls with the help of teammates and your manager

Within 3 Months:

  • Understand the performance needs that lead to long-term valuable partnerships. Seek out excellent B2B relationships and push them forward
  • Close three to four new client relationships with the potential to scale and add to top line revenue
  • Begin reporting and onboarding with new clients while maintaining an active pipeline with prospects

Within 6 Months:

  • Strive for a top line target revenue number with a book of business including at least seven stable new clients
  • Forecast new business and liaise with Product and Marketing teams to fulfill budgets of clients

Within 12 Months:

  • Meet your individual revenue goal and contribute to the team’s goal
  • Represent Niche at a number of conferences in relevant industries
  • Identify new markets and targets for expansion of our offering

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • Experience in internet, tech services, client services, sales, marketing or related field
  • Must be well spoken and have polished presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills over email, by telephone and in person
  • Comfortable with striving to hit ambitious goals
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

Useful Experience

  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM systems
  • Experience in a tech-focused and/or B2B client-facing role

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k)
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

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Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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