VP, Business Developer (Chicago/ Remote Illinois)

Sales United States


VP, Business Development

The VP, Business Development’s primary responsibility is to profitably build revenues within the assigned sales territory.  This will occur through a concentration on both new business development and expanding current client relationships.


Reporting Relationships:

      Reports directly to the SVP, Area Sales Director

      Participates regularly in team selling with colleagues and partners, with National Sales and marketing efforts and with Global Project Services, when required.

Direct Reports:



Major Responsibilities

Sales Planning

      Develops overall sales for assigned new business prospects and for revenue growth in current clients.  Activities include:

  • Analysis of local market opportunity and LHH market share
  • Recommendation of strategies for all LHH lines of business
  • Implementation planning and execution
  • Quarterly review to determine progress

      Works closely with SVP, Area Sales Director SVP, Regional Talent Solutions Director and both the Regional and Global Account Managers in determining total revenue strategy.

      Conducts research to gather competitive data and market trends.

Direct Sales

      Ultimate responsibility for meeting assigned revenue and profitability targets across all LHH lines of business.

      Provides regular updates to SVP, ASD with regard to sales activity including client visits, first-in new business meetings, current client updates, ongoing account proposals, win/loss record with details, shopper rates, conversion and engagement rates, pipeline reports and progress toward quarterly and annual revenue and profitability targets.

      Fulfills assigned role and responsibilities in a national account team-sell.

      Coordinates closely with operations team and project services on delivery of local and national client projects.

      Writes proposals, creates and presents winning client presentations, leads RFP response process and follows national pricing guidelines.

      Maintains acceptable levels of account receivables with client and ensure coordination of organized collection efforts through internal and external methods.


      Ensures that marketing activities support sales strategies and priorities.

      Plans and generates measurable ROI for local marketing events, including evaluation of participation, events success and compliance with tracking.

      Increases local awareness of LHH through active participation within the community and industry related organizations.

Professional Development

      Continually seeks professional development opportunities and self-improvement activities.


Required Experience/Characteristics

      Proven track record in a professional sales environment
      Experience selling career and leadership development a as well as Experience consulting with HR leaders on talent initiatives a plus

      Demonstrated ability to develop credible relationships with all levels of management

      Organized self-starter who enjoys prospecting and cold calls

      Highly developed presentation and communication skills

      Team player who effectively draws on others in order to maximize the firm’s resources

      Demonstrated basic computer skills with a general understanding of technological sales support techniques

      Active community involvement

About LHH

The world of work is changing fast.

Profound changes at profound speed.


But whereas many see change as an existential threat,

a select few see it as an opportunity to make a difference.

An opportunity to deliver lifelong employability to a generation of talent in transition.

An opportunity to develop leaders, recognizing the capabilities needed for today,

while nurturing the expertise needed for the future.

And an opportunity to look beyond what’s right for a company, to what’s right for society as a whole.


And out of the few that see these opportunities, there are even fewer placed to actually deliver them.

At Lee Hecht Harrison, we have the scale, the expertise and the insight, not only to identify these opportunities, but to realize them.


Transforming workforces though career transition, talent development and strategic advisory.

Developing future skills, flexibility and foresight, delivered with a distinctly human heart.


We’re obsessively passionate, and quantifiably effective.

Making a difference to everyone we work with and for. And delivering it on a global scale.


Because opportunities aren’t there to be observed.

They’re there to be taken.


This is LHH.

This is Opportunity, delivered.



LHH is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans’ status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For additional information on our Diversity and Inclusion policy, please consult the following link:  https://www.lhh.com/us/en/diversity-and-inclusion