Business Development Specialist : The Advertising Club of Edmonton

Job Description

KEEN Creative is growing and looking to add an outgoing, driven, and capable Business Development Specialist to our team. As a strong sales hunter with virtually little restrictions in territory, the sky’s the limit for the potential in this position.

KEEN Creative is an award-winning strategic marketing agency focused on helping our clients achieve results through our multidisciplinary marketing service offerings. With a high emphasis on branding and digital services, we’ve worked with clients across North America to grow value in their businesses and brands over our 20 year history. We’re currently looking for a Business Development Specialist to help in our continued growth and expansion.

Job Summary:

KEEN is seeking a dynamic and results-driven Business Development Specialist to join our team in Edmonton. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, building and maintaining relationships with clients, and driving sales growth. You will work closely with our team of creative and strategic professionals to develop proposals, pitch ideas to potential clients, and close new sales.

Who you are:

  • You’re a big picture thinker with a drive for growth and success.
  • You’re well connected and are all about building relationships.
  • You’re a sales hunter that enjoys finding and solidifying new opportunities.
  • You’re a good balance of assertive and professional, yet friendly and fun.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are passionate about your work and the clients you help.
  • Your ideal day is full of coffee meetings and engaging conversations.
  • You’re looking to further your career in a growing team.


  • Proactively seeking new business opportunities for KEEN Creative
  • Researching and identifying client and industry opportunities across Canada
  • Networking and leveraging your network, along with KEEN’s history to drive sales
  • Responding to any new sales leads and opportunities
  • Developing, pitching and presenting ideas and proposals to clients
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients
  • Working collaboratively with the entire team to ensure clients are taken care of.
  • Meeting or exceeding monthly sales targets.
  • Attend various networking events as a representative of KEEN

Education Requirements

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Business Development/ Sales
  • Post secondary degree with a business or marketing focus an asset
  • Proven track record of exceeding sales goals and targets
  • Extremely comfortable in networking environments
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-Motivated with an ability to work independently
  • Large personal and professional network
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to speak to a range of creative solutions and services
  • Experience using CRM and digital networking tools an asset
  • Experience in advertising, media, marketing, or creative fields is an asset.

If you’re a creative thinker, a strategic problem solver, and a passionate sales professional, we want to hear from you! We offer competitive compensation packages, a dynamic and supportive work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.

Want to be a KEENer? Here’s how to apply:

  1. Submit your resume and cover letter here.
  2. Complete the Pro.file People survey here.
  3. Please note: Pro.file Survey MUST be completed to for your application to be considered.

To learn more about KEEN Creative, please visit

Location: Edmonton

Salary: Competitive

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