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Business Development Manager - Knoxville in Knoxville, TN at Messer Construction Co.

Date Posted: 12/30/2018

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Job Description

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor that provides leadership for complex commercial building projects. An employee-owned company, Messer builds better lives for its customers, communities and employees, and delivers value through quality construction and client experiences. Founded in 1932, Messer’s footprint has grown to ten regional offices located across the Midwest and Southeast: Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee.

The company is consistently ranked among the country’s 100 largest contractors by Engineering News-Record. Messer now stands as one of the nation’s leading health care and higher education builders, and also boasts extensive, award-winning work in the life sciences, public and industrial market segments. Messer employees live where they work, resulting in the company’s sustained commitment to building better communities. That commitment has remained paramount throughout Messer’s growth, and it is achieved annually through the company’s own foundation and through the time, service and dollars invested by its employee-owners in community organizations and causes.


Job Summary:

We are currently seeking an experienced, self-starter, goal-oriented, successful sales professional to fill the role of Business Development Manager in our Knoxville region. As a Business Development Manager, your objective is to clearly express ideas in a manner that will build rapport with our current and new customers. You will help build new customer relationships and assist in managing key customer “partnerships” for long term business growth and success.


Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Developing new business accounts to secure major construction contracts
  • Strategically prospect, network, and research future construction project opportunities
  • Working collaboratively with the business development team to create and implement strategic plans to generate business opportunities which result in achieved revenue objectives for the Knoxville region
  • Participating in industry and community organizations
  • Continuously growing and developing your skills to lead project teams in selling high-end conceptual services to executive level managers and buyers of large corporations and agencies
  • Making decisions based on Messer's long-term growth philosophy and core values


Minimum Requirements:

  • Business and community relationships in the Knoxville area
  • 5-10 years of business development/sales experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business, construction or related field
  • Proven track record developing business and long-term client relations
  • Knowledge/experience in a construction-related industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Health Care, Higher Education, Science & Technology, Industrial, and Aviation markets
  • Experience with new market entry strategies is a plus
  • Formal sales training and experience with client management (CRM) software is a plus


  • Possess all auditory, speaking and communicating capabilities
  • Physical requirements: sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, climbing, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 25lbs., seeing and reading, driving


Reports to: Matt Monnin, Vice President, Business Development

All Messer employees are required to comply with our Substance Abuse Prevention Policy as a condition of employment. Messer may condition offers of employment upon taking and passing of a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen.

We provide an excellent and comprehensive compensation package with unlimited opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you would like to join our team of employee-owners and are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, please visit our website at

Messer is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Messer is committed to a diverse workforce.


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