Director of Business Development Job Opening – Vital Leaf, Portland, OR

Vital Leaf
April 2nd 2019

Vital Leaf (TM) is a purpose-driven CBD wellness company based in Portland, Oregon that infuses the healing potential of Cannabis & Hemp extracts into our products. We take a Plant Forward CBD approach to formulating all our products. We source only the finest organic, plant-based, fair trade, regenerative, and ethically sourced ingredients to ensure that our products are of the highest quality while simultaneously stewarding positive change in the environment and communities we interact with. Infusing vitality into the world, it’s what we do!

Vital Leaf is seeking a Director of Business Development to ​drive our company’s business, increase revenue, identifying new business opportunities, and expanding the presence of the company and its brand. This position will work alongside the Director of Operations and oversee the sales and marketing team, track new markets, emerging trends, propose and develop new strategic partnerships, and develop long-term objectives to hit the company’s ambitious growth goals.

A​long with a resumé, candidates must submit a written cover letter that demonstrates prior experience and alignment with company values. Candidate must have at least 5 years of applicable professional experience with positive references.

COMPANY: ​Vital Leaf, Inc
LOCATION​: Portland, OR
TYPE​: Full-time

COMPENSATION: ​$50,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience

●  Take ownership of the sales and marketing functions of the business

●  Create a strategic Sales and Marketing plan for our online and retail channels

●  Propose sales and marketing goals and ensure the proper resources are in place to reach these metrics

●  Drive increased revenue and profit to achieve the Company`s ambitious growth

●  Research, planning and coordinating the penetration of new markets

●  Provide reports to the company leadership regarding performance for each market and region

●  Market research and feedback on competitive offerings

●  Establish sales goals and metrics for the company and sales teams

●  Develop sales strategies and work with creative team to develop sales presentations & materials

●  Provide effective coaching and conduct weekly accountability sessions

●  Conduct huddles to keep the team focused and on task

●  Maintain strong relationships with the leadership team and sales team

●  Minimum 5 years professional experience developing strategic sales partnerships for retail and/or e-commerce markets

●  Sales experience in food or natural product industries preferred

●  Adept at Spreadsheets to forecast sales activity and creating reports

●  Knowledgeable and skilled in marketing theories and best practices

●  Experience in working with senior management to align sales strategies and solutions

●  Excellent negotiation skills, proven track record of successfully pitching for new business

●  Proven track record of increasing revenue through generation of leads

●  Experience driving e-commerce and brick and mortar sales

●  Must display a passion for growing a business

●  Strong focus on exceptional client experience

●  Maintains a high commitment to personal and professional growth

●  Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs with expertise using spreadsheet formulas

●  Experience actively supervising and motivating a team


●  An upbeat, positive, can-do attitude. ​We are looking for someone completely committed to an optimistic work environment and collaboration amidst company growth and an ever-changing industry. Must be comfortable working in a startup environment with a high level of ambiguity and change without getting overwhelmed easily.

●  Customer-focused. ​Prioritizes the customer experience and perspective, striving to deliver clean, effective, and attractive messaging and designs to capture the target customer base and support company efforts to be a trusted household brand.

●  Resourceful & strategic. ​Shows initiative and resourcefulness to solve problems recognizes and resolves issues that are ambiguous or challenging and able to identify alternatives and present approaches to solve complex problems while thinking in terms of contingency plans. This person does not let obstacles stand in their way and utilizes available resources.

●  Mature communicator. ​Both written and verbal communication is clear, organized, respectful, considerate, timely, and effective. When confusion or conflict arises, candidate is talented at finding solutions, working through issues, and maintaining strong relationships both internally and externally.

●  Team-oriented, honest, and reliable. ​Candidate can show a track record of cultivating collaborative partnerships at all levels and departments of an organization.

●  Detail oriented.​ Detail-oriented and organized, especially in writing and communication. Pays attention to detail in regards to product information such as pricing, discounts, payment terms, ingredients, order quantities, and shipping/billing information.

●  Effective time​ management. ​Candidate must manage time and multiple tasks effectively and be willing to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.

●  Technically Competent ​- This position requires the candidate be computer savvy and proficient with CRM applications, google drive, word processing, and spreadsheets.

As a startup, all employees wear many hats at Vital Leaf. We are looking for someone that’s extremely flexible and willing to jump in as needed, wherever that may be. Whether it be helping package and pack orders, take customer services calls, or make a delivery, we are looking for team players!


This position, like all of our positions, must maintain a superior level of service to fellow employees, company partners, vendors, and customers. Vital leaf team members are expected to represent the company by adhering to higher values of transparency and accountability, as well as demonstrating clear and respectful communication skills within the organization and externally. Our people treat each other, our customers, and our vendors with dignity, consideration, open-mindedness, and respect. By valuing diverse styles and skills, recognizing each individual’s contribution, and staying open to each other’s perspectives, vital leaf cultivates an environment of innovation and collaboration—which pays off in the way we solve problems together to further create an amazing company culture. Each of us is committed to supporting a culture of vitality and committed to bringing this exceptional brand on a national level.

To apply, email your resumé, cover letter, and 2-3 references to with the job title in the subject line. Upon acceptance of this position, the candidate will uphold the values of the company and sign an employee agreement confirming their accordance with all the terms herein.

It is the policy of vital leaf not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, or because he or she is a protected veteran.