Business Development Manager

Cision US Chicago, Illinois


Position at Cision US

Business Development Manager

We are a leader in the professional communications software space. By investing in our brand and technologies, we are driving change in how communications pros distribute, monitor and evaluate their content. We invest in our people through training and management and empower them to drive their careers. 


  • Managing complex sales-cycles and presenting value on our enterprise SaaS applications
  • Introducing Cision products and services to new and existing client who respond to Marketing campaigns
  • Maintain credibility and relationships with decision makers who do not show a current interest in our product line, but may need our solutions in the future
  • Meet monthly account goal within assigned territory and detailed in compensation plan
  • Provide expertise and solutions based selling with the entire suite of CisionPoint products and services.
  • Develop semi-annual business plan
  • Work with multiple internal client service groups to ensure that the customer experience is seamless
  • Participate in local PRSA or local publicity club committee events


  • 2 to 6 years sales experience, professional level
  • Experience selling or demonstrating software
  • Communications, public relations or journalism background a plus
  • Expert communication skills, verbal and written
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

Company Insights:

  • State-of-the-art office
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • FSA (Health & dependent care)
  • Life & disability insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible PTO and work arrangements
  • Casual work environment
  • Gym on site
  • Tuition reimbursement & professional training

About Cision:

Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communication professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR, IR and social media software, rich analytics, content distribution, and influencer outreach, Cision enables clients to engage audiences, enhance campaigns and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision solutions include PR Newswire, Gorkana, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision serves over 100,000 customers in 170 countries and 40 languages worldwide, and maintains offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. For more information, visit or follow @Cision on Twitter.

Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.

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