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Inspire Business Development Manager - Promote in Arlington, Virginia

Location: Remote; due to client locations our preference is either East Coast (Boston to D.C) or West Coast (San Francisco to San Diego); but flexible for the right candidate


Inspire, the largest social network for patients and caregivers, has significant product development initiatives ahead to help drive online member growth and sales to top pharmaceutical, research, and medical device companies and their agencies. We are searching for a Business Development Manager to work with our Promote team. Inspire has a mission to accelerate medical research through a world of connected patients and the products and services we offer help people in very tangible ways. If you are passionate about health, driven by a mission that truly helps people and want to work with a team of creative individuals to support growth of an organization, then this might be the opportunity you are looking for!

In this position you will be part of a growing business development team and play a critical role growing and guiding Inspire's digital advertising initiatives. We are looking for an individual with passion and interest in our mission and creating a safe place to discuss health and help each other because ?Together we?re better?.

  • Assist Inspire?s Business Development team in selling Inspire?s promotional advertising services to agencies and pharmaceutical companies.

  • Vet all inbound sales inquiries

  • Assist writing proposals, grants, and negotiating contracts.

  • Assist maintaining sales lead pipeline by identifying key contacts and acquiring key lead criteria for each account.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of Inspire?s Promote products (banner and activity summary advertising, targeted emails, sponsored content, sponsored resource center).

  • Help schedule meetings and presentations with clients and prospects

  • Assist with live and online, C-level client presentations

  • Document all activities in CRM software (Salesforce)

  • Leverage Salesforce and other communication and research tools to prepare, coordinate, and develop a strategy for initial prospect engagements

  • Collaborate with Client Services, Product, Data Science and Marketing teams

  • Deliver against monthly and quarterly lead-to-pipeline conversion goals

  • Work cross functionally with Inspire client services, market research and marketing teams


  • Bachelor?s degree in related field required

  • 5 years experience supporting or selling healthcare digital advertising services (via agencies and/or pharmaceutical companies) is desired.

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and is able to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Ability to take initiative to deeply learn about our products and service offerings, the markets and customers we work within in order to generate thoughtful leads and targets

  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively to solve problems

  • Knowledge about social media applications and how they apply to healthcare is desired.

  • Drive targeted, multi-channel outreach efforts (ie, phone, email, social, web, etc) to target new leads and new market segments

  • Manage campaign analytics and provide regular campaign results reporting

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and drive, and willingness to learn.

  • Proven experience in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Experience with Salesforce CRM is required

  • Experience with

  • Ability to travel to client meetings


  • A corporate mission that truly makes a difference

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Talented, creative co-workers

Full time employees are eligible for:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Generous Flexible Time Off policy (ask us about it!)

  • Stock options

  • Health insurance, including dental and vision

  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching


Inspire was founded in 2005 out of our interest in health, our personal experiences with difficult health issues, and the vision that we could use the Internet to improve patients' and caregivers? ability to find support. We believe patient centricity is the future of healthcare.

Inspire?s mission is to bring people together and to accelerate medical research. We have developed focused member groups and partnered with over 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations, including the American Lung Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, and Lupus Foundation of America, to provide online patient communities in a safe, privacy-protected environment. Members are resources for each other sharing health information and support without regard to location, background, or status. Together they reduce the feelings of isolation experienced by those with chronic conditions, cancer, rare diseases. We all believe that ?Together we?re better?.

From marketers, designers, to software engineers and healthcare product experts, we are a diverse community with the goal of changing the patient and caregiver experience through community.

Inspire is committed to providing a safe work environment that encompasses mutual respect and equal employment opportunities for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of merit, job requirements, individual qualifications, and business need. Inspire believes that diversity and inclusion within our team is paramount to our success as an organization devoted to connecting patients and caregivers from a diverse background and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.