Business Development Associate

Pure Strategies Published: May 9, 2024
47R Englewood Rd, Gloucester, MA
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Communications / PR

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Pure Strategies is a sustainability consulting firm empowering brands and retailers to realize meaningful environmental and social improvement.  

Pure Strategies seeks a Business Development Associate to contribute to our company’s efforts to transform business to create a more sustainable future. 

The Business Development Associate will collaborate with Pure Strategies staff to bring in new consulting clients and projects. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working independently, supporting sales processes, having sustainability knowledge, and communicating effectively.

What You Will Be Doing

The Business Development Associate will be crucial in growing our sustainability consulting firm. This role will work closely with the marketing, business development, and advisory teams to identify and pursue opportunities, foster client relationships, and contribute to the firm's overall business development success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and identify potential clients and business opportunities in the target market.
  • Facilitate the proposal process and assist in preparing proposals, presentations, and other business development materials.
  • Maintain and expand relationships with potential and existing clients.
  • Support business development activities like client events, memberships, awards, and conferences.
  • Build and maintain a steady pipeline of new clients and new project opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the business development team to create and implement effective sales strategies.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and competitor activities.
  • Attend industry events and conferences for networking opportunities.
  • Manage the CRM software and related contact data.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, sustainability, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in business development, sales, or a similar role; ideally with two years of experience.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organization, research, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and CRM software.
  • Periodic travel in the continental U.S.
  • Commitment to a future where the climate is stabilized, nature is restored, and we have achieved a safe and equitable world.

This is a full-time position. Compensation and exact job responsibilities will be based on education and experience, with the salary range estimated at $52,000-$72,000. Pure Strategies provides paid time off, partial health insurance reimbursement, generous retirement contributions, and other competitive benefits. Since the company employs a virtual office environment, this is a telecommuting role, with permanent residence in the continental U.S. required.

Work Environment

Pure Strategies team members both collaborate on projects and have a high degree of autonomy. The Business Development Associate must be able to deliver highly effective results working from a home office in a virtual team environment. Periodic travel to industry events and semiannual company meetings is required for this position.

How to Apply

Please click "Apply" below to email your application materials, with the subject heading: Business Development Associate. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applying early is recommended. Applications will be accepted up to May 30th. Complete applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and relevant work samples (e.g., PowerPoint, article). The application process will include interviews, a case study exercise, and reference checks.

Pure Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. Pure Strategies is a leading U.S. sustainability consulting firm founded in 1998 and a certified B Corporation. We help organizations improve environmental and social performance through green product design and production, sustainable materials, strong community relationships, and transparent measures of progress. Our consultancy team includes experts in corporate sustainability strategy, green product design, clean manufacturing, and assessments of materials and chemicals. The company encourages employee volunteering and philanthropic giving and has a matching employee gift program. 

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