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Business Development Analyst- Prime Shrimp


New Orleans, LA


Sales & Business Development


Laitram Machinery
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Prime Shrimp is a young, rapidly growing division of Laitram that uses innovative technology to produce premium-quality shrimp products across multiple sales channels in retail, grocery, foodservice, and more.

Prime Shrimp is looking for high-energy, self-motivated Business Development Analyst to accelerate the success of the Commercial Sales organization through market research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, sales outreach and account management. This position presents the opportunity to play an integral role in the nationwide launch of a revolutionary product and service with huge potential across our target markets of food service, retail grocery and food manufacturing. Meeting business objectives in our fast-paced, dynamic work environment requires a passion for learning and growth and the ability to switch between collaborative and self-managed situations with eas

As a member of the Laitram family of companies, Laitram Machinery offer an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet consistently growing company, with opportunities for international exposure, continuous improvement, and career advancement. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.
• Managing successful placement of a new product at the store level to flawlessly execute retail placement of Prime Shrimp
• Brainstorming creative solutions to reaching direct consumers in pursuit of increasing in-store velocity
• Working on creative solutions to successful product placement, including in-store demos, creative marketing, influencer partnerships, etc.
• Conducting sales phone calls and emails, coordinating sample and cook opportunities, and visiting customer targets to open and close deals
• Managing and attending trade shows, buying shows, and all other in-person B2B selling opportunities
• Regularly visiting customer accounts in-store to assist in placement opportunities, maintain relationships, and increase velocity
• Managing a sales lead-to-customer pipeline, both in real world execution and through accurate maintenance of a CRM program
• Conducting market research to identify sales leads and gathering information across specified geographic regions and business sectors
• Working with prospective and existing customers to build relationships, understand needs and qualify opportunities
• Strategically using - and playing an active role in constantly improving - a sales toolkit encompassing brand messaging, digital assets and physical collateral
• Identifying, exploring and analyzing data points including industry trends, market response, sales metrics and internal KPIs to guide and measure the effectiveness of commercial efforts
• Demonstrating an entrepreneurial, problem-solving personality

• B.S. or M.S. in Business, Marketing, Sales or Finance 
• Microsoft Office fluency
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and situational awareness
• Strong organizational skills
• Travel 20-40%

• 1+ year of experience in CPG sales