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Business Development Executive

Posted Thursday Sep 12, 2019 / Full Time / Toronto, ON


American Express

Job Description

Are you interested in joining the fastest growing division of American Express with uncapped commission earning potential? Do you have a strong drive to take on new challenges, build relationships and succeed? We will provide with the tools, support and opportunities to make you successful!


The Business Development Executive is a highly entrepreneurial role responsible for acquisitions and growth within the Small, Medium and Enterprise sales segment. The role is responsible for acquiring high value business owners through consultation and offering the most appropriate program to maximize billings and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing end to end sales cycle from prospecting to new client acquisition.

  • Using online CRM tool ( to source leads, maintain detailed information on all appointments and customer feedback (daily)

  • Developing key internal relationships with Risk Management, Commercial Underwriting, New Accounts, Commercial Card Sales and Global Merchant Services

  • Conduct market research on relevant developments in target industries (eg, medical, dental, construction, etc.)

  • Generating new business opportunities through cold calling, social media channels, referrals, and cross selling

  • Tracking and reporting on sales performance including pipeline, acquisition results and market conditions

  • Ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the sales process



  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and a track record of taking on new challenges and identifying solutions that meet and exceed expectations

  • Ability to build strong relationships, consult, negotiate and influence others to meet goals

  • Passion to learn, develop and work at American Express in b2b sales environment

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve and meet goals with tenacity and determination

  • Excellent oral and written communication with the ability to speak with individuals at all levels in a company.

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player and collaborate to meet company objectives

  • A multi-tasker with strong organizational and time management skills

  • A positive, professional and can do attitude

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Good Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills


  • Consultative selling experience, with a proven track-record of meeting and exceeding sales goals in a cold calling sales environment

  • Demonstrated ability to link American Express strategic and financial objectives to customer needs and goals

  • Ability to build strong internal and external relationships and manage a lead pipeline across the sales cycle through a CRM software, preferably

  • Strong financial and business acumen

Be part of an organization that offers a competitive sales compensation plan, continuous training and countless opportunities to progress your career! American Express Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.  If you have a disability accommodations can be made.