Manager, Business Development

Sears Holdings Corporation (


  Full Time   Employee

United States

ServiceLive Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, connects customers with one or more independent contractors for home improvement and repairs. Our mission is to make tackling any home service project more than doable, where the process is simple and the interaction is friendly. To bust through the barriers of bad experiences in the past. And set the stage for both service seekers and independent contractors to come together in a positive, productive and powerful way. This is the mission of ServiceLive Connect.

ServiceLive Connect is a breath of fresh air for people who have struggled with the traditional roadblocks of home repair and home improvement services.


LOCATION ANYWHERE. Suburban Chicago preferred. You'll work from your HOME OFFICE.

The Service Live BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER manages and leads partner integration around new services for Sears Home Services. Responsible for leading both action plan and execution of current business development in-flight programs. The focus of this role is on large B2B opportunities. Responsible for management of business development plans around our key identified strategic opportunity areas of growth. Serves as a key resource / subject matter expert for partner/customer development and program integration.

The Manager of Business Development leads business development activities around new services growth for Sears Home Services. They will be responsible for designing, developing and managing action plans for executing against the identified strategic areas of new opportunities for services growth . They will develop and manage the overall process to validate potential growth opportunities, identify possible partners, and develop and execute complete integration plans to realize growth potential. They will develop and manage an on-going opportunity pipeline together with the strategy team.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

• Drive efforts to meet the current business development revenue and margin goals for 2013 and define requirements to support longer term revenue and margin growth.
• Manages the strategy and execution efforts for Home Services' new product launches
• Implements systematic processes for business development that includes a comprehensive view of the possible options that could be pursued, a uniform evaluation / scoring methodology to compare the alternatives, a prioritization of the options (balancing long term / short term organizational needs) and implementation plans for the activities that will be engaged in.
• Designs, develops and manages business development programs and integration plans for SHS.
• Serves as an SHS lead in establishing business development integration plans around new services.
• Serves as a critical resource in working with the SHS strategy team to identify partnership development around new prioritized services.
• Establishes an on-going process to ensure market knowledge and market back information is used to guide business development decisions and priorities.
• Recommends optimal implementation plans to support key SHS new services strategic development.

To apply for this job, contact:
Scott Stratton

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