Position Overview 

The Manager of Business Development is responsible for managing the development and growth of the Longhorn Business Network and Longhorn 100. 

Responsibilities include identifying and securing Longhorn-run businesses as members of the Longhorn Business Network, a newly launched membership program of the Texas Exes, and refining the value proposition for the Longhorn Business Network suite of products and services. Additionally, the role will serve as the primary individual responsible for conceiving, implementing, and growing the Longhorn 100, an annual event celebrating the fastest growing Longhorn businesses.  

The ideal candidate will possess a business background in sales, business development, and relationship management with proven ability to think strategically, creatively and embrace the role as our lead Intrapreneur. The individual will need to think analytically about business challenges, develop compelling value propositions, implement creative solutions to meet organizational objectives, and manage relationships that yield revenue bookings. 

Major Job Functions 

  • Develop a revenue growth strategy that will result in sustainable revenue growth from the Longhorn Business Network memberships 
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills that will be key to building the necessary relationships with leaders/c-suite of alumni-owned businesses 
  • Work with Texas Exes teams to define, design and launch Longhorn 100 program  
  • Develop performance goals and metrics to measure the outcomes of the new business  
  • Collaborate with the Marketing, Communications and Engagement teams to launch fee-based business services for LBN members  
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Leadership team to launch and manage Longhorn 100 

Required Skills 

  • Commercial mindset 
  • Financial goal setting and business planning 
  • New business development 
  • Partner management 
  • Relationship management 

Required Characteristics 

  • Driven, self-starter personality 
  • Aggressive, ambitious, creative, fast-paced doer 
  • Personable, highly articulate, and sophisticated 
  • High degree of integrity and trustworthiness 
  • Leader and great team member 

Required Experience and Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in marketing and management 
  • 3- 5 years of combined work experience in sales, relationship management 
  • Proven track record in carrying and achieving a sales quota 
  • Sales management 
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products 
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend events. 

The Texas Exes prides itself on being a family-oriented and fulfilling working environment. We are a close-knit team of mission-driven people who get the job done. We offer our full-time employees a highly competitive benefits package (generous 401K match, fully paid health premium options with employer contribution into an HSA, and free parking—just to name a few), and a professional culture that rewards and acknowledges hard work, creativity, and loyalty.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION Send resume, cover letter, references, and SALARY REQUIREMENTS to resumes@texasexes.org by July 1st, 2022.

Be sure to put “Business Development Manager” in the subject line and state where you saw this posting. No phone calls please.


The Texas Exes alumni association is an Equal Opportunity Employer