Strategy and Business Development Apprentice

| Greater LA Area
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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 individual who is looking to gain insight into business development and sales strategy within the tech and consulting world.

We are looking for a Strategy and Business Development Apprentice. We invest a lot of time into all of our Apprentices in the hopes that after their 6-month contract ends, they’ll be better suited to venture out into the world with strong work experience. There is a possibility that some apprentices may join the team full-time after the 6-month period ends.

What You'll Get From an Apprenticeship

  • Gain significant exposure to sales and business development 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

  • Handling various tasks throughout the sales cycle that support other BD team members and cross-functional teams
  • Contributing to the project management, content, and design of client pitch materials
  • Actively participating and contributing to BD meetings and calls as needed 
  • Assisting the BD team in moving potential clients through the sales pipeline 
  • Helping prep for meetings and following up with additional materials to set the team up for success 
  • Contributing to the processes that help the team create proposals, SOWs and other sales materials
  • Solutioning with the Product, Design and Engineering teams to create project plans and scoping tasks
  • Researching our clients, competitors and our target markets to provide greater insight for the wider team
  • 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 

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of exposure to sales, business development or account management functions 
  • 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
  • Strong project management skills and strong attention to detail
  • 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

Diverse Perspectives:
We know that innovation thrives on product teams where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible. As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences. Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our product teams.
 
About Sidebench
Sidebench is an award winning custom software development company on a mission to accelerate outcomes in the health of people and the planet through design, technology, and partnership. We are a diverse group of strategists, technologists, tinkerers, and thought leaders that collaborate with our partners to create compelling software solutions to some of the hardest problems in the world. 
We value a give-first mentality, empathy, curiosity, earning trust, challenging our own inertia, and playing the long game, and when we think about the future, both immediate and distant, we aspire to be an unconventional catalyst that helps create a world where all people thrive. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

We are located in Santa Monica conveniently located near the Water Garden.

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 does the company support your career growth?

The company provides time and resources for pursuing higher education that is relevant to your current position or desired career trajectory.

Ojore

Exec Assistant

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

Sidebench Benefits Overview

No week at the office is the same, and every day presents a new opportunity. At Sidebench, we offer hungry, wide-eyed individuals the chance to grow their career, challenge the status quo, and co-invent the future of technology. While you’re here, you’ll receive mentorship from world class leaders and work with a team that’s as driven and forward-thinking as you are.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
You choose your healthcare provider of choice so you can keep your current doctor or choose a new one. We take care of the rest.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We use Guideline, an accessible and easy-to-use 401k provider, to help our employees save for the future.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
The arrival of a new family member is exciting…. and exhausting. We get it — which is why we offer paid leave for both new moms and dads.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
A healthy work/life balance is the key to doing great work, and we believe in giving our brains ample time to recharge.
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We value curiosity greatly, so we offer an education package that encourage employees to keep learning and growing.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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