Business Development Executive, Payments at LeafLink

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About LeafLink 

LeafLink is the largest unified B2B cannabis platform, providing licensed cannabis businesses a suite of tools to manage their business more effectively, sell or order from their favorite brands and accelerate growth. We are one platform, one solution and we’re defining the way thousands of cannabis brands, distributors and retailers streamline their operations. With thousands of brands and retailers across 30+ markets in North America, we are setting the industry standard for how cannabis businesses grow together. LeafLink processes more than $4.4 billion in wholesale cannabis orders annually.

Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, including Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Nosara Capital, and Lerer Hippeau is poised to define the cannabis supply chain through technology.  LeafLink was named one of Inc. 5000’s ‘Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies’, one of Built In NYC's 'Best Places to Work in 2021', as well as one of Fast Company's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise for 2020', joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare - and we're just getting started!

The Role

LeafLink Financial is seeking an experienced Business Development Executive to join our fast-growing team. In this role you will be responsible for developing Payments’s network and relationships with the largest cannabis brands in the industry, setting a new standard on how the industry transacts. This role will allow you to build relationships with executive teams and strategize on ways LeafLink can improve and simplify their business operations. This role is highly collaborative, requires sales and relationship management expertise, a deep understanding of financial services, and an ability to apply LeafLink’s suite of marketplace and logistics services. This role will require you to interface directly with our executive team, client experience, sales, marketing, and engineering teams. You need to be a self-starter who is comfortable with change, enjoys a very fast pace, and can juggle many tasks and deadlines. 

Responsibilities
  • Directly responsible for all aspects of developing relationships with the largest brands in the Cannabis industry
  • Communicate LeafLink Financial’s various product and service offerings at the C-Level
  • Directly responsible for maximizing the revenue potential of LeafLink Financial’s suite of products and services for each brand 
  • Understand market trends and competition within the FinTech and Cannabis spaces
  • Ability to put together and analyze data to effectively strategize with C-Levels at cannabis brands and other LeafLink partners  
  • Create and recommend sales process and product/technology improvements
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in a sales or relationship management role working with middle market or enterprise level companies 
  • 3+ years working within financial services. Experience working in the FinTech industry is a plus
  • 5+ years working in and meeting monthly forecasted KPIs
  • Direct experience developing C-Level relationships
  • Experience managing and prioritizing day-to-day activities around a pipeline of deals 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to understand and articulate various products related to loans, lines of credit, trade credit, factoring, treasury management and other financial services  
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth, rapidly changing environment that requires tenacity to exploit opportunities and a steady demeanor to handle challenges
  • You are the poster child for startup hustle: change is your only constant, no challenge is too big, and no task is too small
  • Self-motivated and excited by the potential to own what you do, you have the willingness to learn and adapt as needed
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with other members of the team, both in person and remotely
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, are outgoing and sociable, and enjoy meeting new people
  • Organized operator who executes on both internal and external responsibilities
  • Knowledge of key project management concepts including phases, plans, deliverables, scope, and tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency within Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Salesforce is a must  
Benefits
  • Flexible PTO to give our employees a little extra R&R when they need it  
  • Competitive compensation and 401k 
  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision) 
  • Commuter Benefits through a Flexible Spending Account
  • A robust stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in LeafLink’s success

LeafLink’s employee-centric culture has earned us a coveted spot on BuiltInNYC’s Best Places to Work for in 2021 list. Learn more about LeafLink’s history and the path to our First Billion in Wholesale Cannabis Orders here.

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Location

In the heart of the Financial District, we're accessible to most subway lines, the path train, and ferries, with almost too many lunch options!

An Insider's view of LeafLink

What are some social events your company does?

As someone hired and working remotely, I’m grateful for the fun opportunities - like virtual happy hours, one-on-one chats and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) LeafLink has to engage our teams. I’m grateful to help lead our Women of LeafLink ERG by planning programming that builds community and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment for women.

Jenna

Business Insights Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On a large scale, the LeafLink team collaborates during “Huddle Booze Report” (HBR), a biweekly meeting where team leaders present on company KPIs, accomplishments, and challenges (with some beers). Every member of the team is welcome to comment or ask questions, bringing forth their thoughts and ideas.

Claire

Director of Operations, Marketplace

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As co-founder and CTO it’s important for me to maintain official communication channels with teams and individuals. We have various meetings that bring leadership together with teams which include sprint demos, retrospects, daily standups and one on one meetings. Open communication supports alignment and productivity something we are all about here

Zach

Co-Founder and CTO

What projects are you most excited about?

There is so much to be excited about, but I'm most excited about the impressive storage, fulfillment, and transportation services and related software experiences that are evolving at LeafLink. The vision is something the industry truly hasn’t seen and it will propel LeafLink further ahead of anyone in the industry while our customers scale with us

Hostos

Director of Product

What are LeafLink Perks + Benefits

LeafLink Benefits Overview

LeafLink provides:

- Flexible PTO to give our employees a little extra R&R
- Competitive compensation and 401k
- Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision)
- Commuter Benefits through a Flexible Spending Account
- A robust stock option plan to give our employees a direct stake in LeafLink’s success
- Wellness perks that include free Citibike memberships and 12-months free of TalkSpace.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Leaflink offers voluntary long-term and short-term disability plans.
Dental Benefits
LeafLink's dental plan has no deductible and covers 100% of preventative services, including X-rays, and has a $5 co-pay.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers annual eye exams and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $100 annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Leaflink offers a range of Aetna plans that cover both in network and out of network providers, and have copays as low as $20. We also have complimentary enrollment in One Medical and Teladoc.
Life Insurance
Our voluntary Life Insurance plans offer our employees financial stability and security.
Wellness Programs
LeafLink offers discounted Gym memberships to its full time employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Free 12-month Talkspace membership
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
LeafLink's 401k plan offers a broad range of available funds, including Vanguard, Fidelity, and American Funds.
Company Equity
LeafLink offers stock options through our Stock Option Plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Leaflink's Flexible PTO policy allows our team to execute ferociously, with the knowledge that they will be able to rest and recharge when they need to.
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Leaflink offers 11 days per year for Major Holiday observance.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
LeafLink's casual dress policy allows our employees to work however they feel most comfortable, whether that be in tie-die t-shirts and shorts or jeans and a sweatshirt.
Commuter Benefits
LeafLink offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all full time employees.
Company Outings
LeafLink has quarterly team outings, an annual holiday party, and an annual incentive trip.
Stocked Kitchen
LeafLink offers unlimited snacks, tea and coffee.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
LeafLink has a generous annual budget for attending industry conferences and events.
Lunch and learns
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