Barnes & Noble Regional Business Development Assistant in Falls Church, Virginia

Regional Business Development Assistant


VA - Falls Church - Seven Corners - 2712




As a Regional Business Development Assistant (RBDA), you support the Business Development function by implementing sales-driving programs. You will partner with the Regional Vice President (RVP) to research, identify and track regional opportunities. You are responsible for all administrative tasks to support Business Development goals and initiatives for your region.

Essential Functions

• Conduct research to discover business opportunities of all sizes and types within the region. • Oversee educational conference opportunities in the region including research to determine ROI, registration requirements, payment of invoices, and supply ordering. • Provide support to Business Development team to execute and process RFPs in the region, collecting required data, coordinating with store for pricing and other details, and tracking renewal dates and deadlines. • Research and track school funding and school district purchasing practices and communicating information and changes to Regional Business Development Manager (RBDMs) and Market or Community Business Development Manager (MBDM or CBDM) on a regular basis. • Ensure Home Office is receiving RFP notifications for all schools in the region either by completing registration process or ongoing touch-bases where automated notifications are not possible. • Prepare and distribute sales tracking reports for the region and create special reports, as assigned by the RBDM and RVP. • Collect and distribute pipeline data from the sales builder application on a weekly basis. • Manage regional requirements related to ongoing state and cooperative contracts such as reporting, payment, and sales tracking and ensure all requirements are met by required deadlines. • Maintain roster of MBDMs and CBDMs in region including training status, IP status, and quarterly progress to goals. • Process competitive price quotes and discount purchasing exceptions for stores in the region


• Strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and activities simultaneously. • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint). • Availability for early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays to align with store needs. • Minimal travel to regional and district meetings. • At least two years of experience providing administrative support.

Barnes & Noble is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.