Senior Business Development Manager - Official Statistics

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At Esri, our business development managers collaborate with distributors and partners to strategize, co-sell, and promote the adoption of ArcGIS. We invite you to use your passion for statistics, census workflows, and experience with geospatial technology to become an integral part of the International Government Business Development team. We’re looking for individuals who are customer-oriented and collaborative team players who enjoy identifying and implementing strategies that will address the challenges that national geospatial authorities face. You’ll work closely with a team that helps our global government customers take advantage of advances in the integration of statistical and geospatial data and geospatially enabled statistics to support evidence-based policy-making.


  • Understand our customers. Demonstrate official statistics industry knowledge and the relevance of the application of GIS in census and survey workflows. Identify key stakeholders and business drivers for an organization creating opportunities in new business lines. Understand customer budgeting and acquisition processes. Develop the technology and solutions partnerships that will drive our customer organizations to succeed.
  • Be an expert. Clearly articulate the strength and value of ArcGIS as it relates to the statistics industry. Pursue professional and personal development to ensure competitive knowledge. Represent Esri in related international standards organizations and industry associations.
  • Deliver results. Collaborate with Esri partners and global distributors, successfully develop the go-to market strategy and execute the sales capture processes. Provide subject matter expertise and mentorship to Esri regional and distributor Account Executives. Establish time-driven goals that are attainable and realistic with clear indicators.
  • Build relationships. Prospect, develop, and implement location strategies for national statistical organizations. Maintain a healthy pipeline of business growth opportunities. Leverage social media to build your professional network. Participate in and present at trade shows, workshops, and seminars.
  • Collaborate with your team. Leverage your domain knowledge when working with cross-divisional teams to define and execute capture strategies. Be motivated and resourceful and lead by example by taking initiative to resolve issues.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the statistics industry, new technology trends, and the ability to translate this into solutions for customers
  • 7+ years of business development or enterprise sales experience providing platform solutions to businesses
  • Ability to manage the acquisition cycle including prospecting, proposing, closing, and developing an account
  • Strong ability to negotiate, present, and support visual storytelling across all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of government fiscal year, budgeting, and procurement cycles
  • Experience with insight selling methodologies, including understanding and mitigating threats
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally 25-50%
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in GIS, business administration, statistics or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Recommended Qualifications

  • Knowledge of spatial analysis and how it is used for problem solving
  • Foreign language skills (i.e. Spanish, French, etc.)

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About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today’s volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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