Business Development Representative
Bdr, Chicago Based
Posted on 2/16/2023
United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Cold Calling
  • 1-2+ years of strong sales or customer-facing experience
  • A self-starter with a track record of hitting and exceeding goals
  • A 'hunter' mentality - comfortable prospecting, cold-calling, and following up on incoming leads and a strong desire to win
  • Ability and willingness to learn, react to and share lessons learned across the organization
  • Open to feedback and can apply to your daily workflow
  • Outstanding communication skills including both phone and written communication as well as active listening
  • An extraordinary character with an incredible drive for success, high work ethic, curious by nature, and obsessed with smashing sales goals
  • Validated time leadership skills and ability to work independently and through coaching
  • Desire to work in a driven and fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about cutting-edge technology with the aptitude to learn new and exciting IT software products, as well as, understand business critical solutions quickly
  • Have met your new team and had fun playing with some new tools
  • Become a part of the wider Kong family
  • Have had a successful sales boot camp training
  • Have a good understanding of what makes Kong's product offerings so special
  • Understand how our Account Development, Marketing and Account Executive teams all work together
  • Be comfortable talking to clients on the phone about Kong
  • Have worked with our Account Executive team on your first opportunity
  • Have shadowed a ton of calls and practiced several role plays
  • Started delivering your ramp quota
  • Know our sales funnel inside and out, and feel confident to add value to our sales org
  • Show clear delivery of our sales methodologies
  • Provide insights to both our Account Development and marketing organizations to help us to continue to iterate and improve
  • Delivered against your ramp quota
  • Work with the Sales team to develop and lead inbound and outbound campaigns from idea generation through to qualified call
  • Develop strong sales and product knowledge and interact with IT and business decision-makers via telephone, video, LinkedIn, and email
  • Update lead and prospect activity in Salesforce to ensure effective lead management
  • Set qualified introductory meetings for the Sales team
  • Nurture early phase opportunities for future pipeline potential
  • Exceed monthly and quarterly opportunity quota
  • Build strong relationships with our marketing team and Account Executives, where we pull together to maximize the win for our business
  • Invest in your self-development, focusing on the skills and attributes that will make you successful in your core role and get you set for future success
  • And any additional tasks required by the manager
  • Must be Located in the Greater Chicago Area, and willing to work onsite in a hybrid role

201-500 employees

Cloud-based API infrastructure platform
Company Overview
Kong mission is to build bleeding edge API technologies to enable the connected world, which our digital lives depend on. Kong simplifies connecting APIs and microservices in multi-cloud environments, powering trillions of API transactions for global organizations with its end-to-end API platform.
  • Weekly Donut Chats
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Flexible Time Off & Dedicated Unplug Days
  • Virtual Events
Company Core Values
  • Global
  • Real
  • Unstoppable
  • Champions
  • Explorers
  • Own it