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Business Development Manager



Sales & Business Development
Victoria, BC, Canada · Kelowna, BC, Canada · Victoria, BC, Canada · British Columbia, Canada · Canada
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

We are in search of a Business Development Manager to add to our passionate, intellectual, and intuitive team. Are you an experienced business development professional? Do you understand the building and smart home space? Are you motivated by the challenge, and do you know how to generate and convert high-quality leads to drive growth?

RainStick Shower is an innovative and quickly growing Canadian cleantech company that has won numerous awards including TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023 and “Best of Innovation” at CES 2022. RainStick’s technology allows people to shower with 80% less water and up to 80% energy while providing 2X the flow rate.

The successful candidate must live in Kelowna, British Columbia or be willing to relocate.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build an active and engaged sales pipeline through tradeshows and events, cold calling and referrals
  • Develop long-lasting relationships with B2B RainStick suppliers and partners built on trust, respect, and integrity
  • Work closely with the RainStick team on showcase pilot opportunities continually looking for ways to re-engage with partners
  • Look for opportunities to continually generate and increase revenues
  • Increase pipeline through active demand generation and targeted campaigns
  • Report weekly, monthly, and annually on the $ of closed revenue attached to those opportunities
  • Manage multiple customer calls, in-person and virtual meetings, and presentations daily
  • Work closely with our marketing, product support and engineering teams to build content applicable to our customers and partners
  • Think strategically and creatively about how we can continue to cultivate new relationships, innovate in our space, and create value for our customers
  • Maintain existing relationships and business

What the first 30 days look like:

  • Get acquainted with the RainStick brand, our partners, and team members
  • Refine our sales strategy and execution plan in consultation with the CEO and Sales Team
  • In consultation with the marketing team, develop B2B specific content and materials
  • Set up the monthly tracker and reporting according to outlined KPI’s and targets provided
  • Qualify inbound lead list and work towards conversions

What the first 90 days look like:

  • Prospect and qualify inbound and outbound net-new leads
  • Work with the team on the pilot program
  • Manage the full sales cycle
  • Measure monthly on # opportunities created and closed
  • Meet with new and existing partners, begin to build long-term relationships
  • Reach out to existing contacts and introduce them to RainStick
  • Work closely with RainStick marketing team to develop ongoing materials as required
  • Plan and attend trade shows and relevant in-person and online industry events
  • Plan RainStick pilots in partnership with our executive team to boost exposure and generate new B2B customers


  • Have a strong network of potential customers in the construction industry
  • Background in plumbing fixtures, construction (ie. modular, off-grid) or similar industry
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Ideally in Business Administration or Marketing.
  • At least 5 years of sales experience, with experience in business development strategy
  • A willingness to learn and grow
  • Experience in the building and/or smart home space
  • The ability to effectively and simply communicate how RainStick works in both technical and non-technical language
  • B2B experience, working in-person sales role and comfort with calling and actively reaching out
  • Must possess great written and oral communication with all levels of management and with outside contacts
  • CRM experience is a must!
  • We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, collaborative and is coachable
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and integrity
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Track record of success in a metrics-based role

Bonus points for:

  • Graphic design capabilities
  • A good sense of humour


  • Ability to travel to trade shows, and customer visits as needed, approximately 25%-40%

Location: Kelowna-based candidates (or those willing to relocate will take preference).

Salary: To be discussed

Benefits: Flexible working and benefits package

Start Date: As soon as the right candidate is found

If you are interested or know someone who is, please apply in confidence with a cover letter and resume and tell us why you are the right fit for this role? We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusion and diversity and welcome all applicants including but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require special accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.