Business Development Apprentice

| Culver City

What We’re Looking For:
The Sidebench apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid developmental program that is designed to provide the Apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience within a specific discipline.

We’re looking for a motivated recent college graduate who is looking to gain insight into business development and sales strategy within the tech and consulting industry.

Apprenticeship Details:
We invest a lot of time into all of our Apprentices in the hopes that after their 6-month contract ends, they’ll be able to join our team full-time. During the Apprenticeship you will:

  • Gain significant exposure to marketing and communications practices within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US
  • Do impactful work that contributes to the greater goals of the Sidebench team
  • Be challenged to think big, creatively solve problems, and turn solutions into processes
  • Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback
  • Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care about your development

Responsibilities:
With our Business Development team, you will assist in a myriad of activities that cover everything from client relations to the core pillars of our sales strategies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the content and design of client pitch materials
  • Actively participating and contributing to BD meetings and calls
  • Assisting the BD team in moving potential clients through the sales pipeline
  • Helping prep for meetings and following up with additional materials
  • Writing project proposals and responding to RFPs
  • Solutioning with Delivery Team to create project plans and scoping tasks
  • Researching our clients, competitors and our target markets
  • Making informed decisions about our sales strategy to help drive our business development goals
  • Designing processes to equip Sidebench’s BD team with the necessary tools to execute on our sales strategy
  • Leading meetings and creating proper agendas to maximize time and efficiency during meetings
     

Qualifications:
We are looking for a self-starter who has some previous experience in a sales role with a B2B company or in a similar type of business development role. Our ideal candidate has:

  • 1-2 years of experience in sales, business development or account management
  • Genuine interest in technology and business and the desire to learn more about B2B marketing
  • Leadership experience in the classroom, workplace, or at a similar type of organization
  • The ability to work independently and go above and beyond the original scope of their tasks
  • Strong research and analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Extreme attention to detail and the ability to properly edit copy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude and remains responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable
  • Ability to produce detailed and well-organized documentation (have a knack for effectively summarizing concepts, thoughts, and research)
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time role for a period of 6 months

Benefits & Perks

  • Our dress code is casual and we play music throughout the office (we DJ by committee)
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We have a monthly happy hour, one big company event per quarter, and an annual party to celebrate our anniversary
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • We have a modern, open air office space that encourages collaboration while also providing private space free from distraction
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, tea, beer, wine, fresh fruit and plenty of snacks

Compensation
Apprentices are paid $12 an hour with the expectation that after successfully completing the Apprenticeship, they will be offered a competitive full-time salary.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

We're between Venice Blvd. and Washington Blvd. and within walking distance to Downtown Culver City, which is convenient for lunch and happy hours.
10351 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

An Insider's view of Sidebench

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our work-life balance here is one of the best I've experienced in my career so far. People usually arrive between 9-10a each morning and leave between 5-7p every evening, and so long as you make all of your meetings and hit all your deadlines, no one's going to judge. Additionally, the unlimited vacation is a huge perk for all of us.

Keenan

People Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A part of my role is taking a client’s set of requirements and scoping out potential engagements. It's essential I get feedback from multiple teams, including UX/UI/Tech, to better inform my conversations & identify the clients true needs. To do so, I set up solutioning meetings with all roles involved & we’ll collaborate to find the best options.

Chase

Business Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Team ideas define Sidebench’s direction. Our core company value ensures nothing less, "We harness the collective genius of our diverse team to co-invent the feature." By creating an environment of open thinking & celebrating creative conflict, the team knows it's their responsibility to define company direction. Their ideas make up Sidebench’s DNA.

RJ

Director of Product Delivery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Motivating. You can tell that everyone here loves what they do and wants to work hard to make the best products possible for our clients. At the same time, everyone is very laid back and knows when it’s time to work and when it’s time to have fun.

Katherine

Jr. UX Designer

What are Sidebench Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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