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Leasing and Communications Specialist

Ikos, a Pittsburgh-based startup is seeking a Community Interactions Specialist to join our efforts in scaling our business and operations efforts to new markets. We’re VC backed and have successful operations currently up and running in 9 cities!

As a Community Interactions Specialist at Ikos, you'll be responsible for maintaining our flex-leasing process by connecting landlords with renters and building relationships within the local market. On a daily basis, you will travel around the Boston area and collaborate with a team (both remote and in-person) to facilitate showings and provides unique information and insights about specific properties. You will use this information to help renters find the best property that works for them while informing landlords about local market data and strategies to get their units filled. 

About Ikos: 

Ikos is delivering a scalable leasing service for residential landlords that improves their occupancy rates and provides real-time market data for rental, rehab and investment decisions.

The residential renting process is currently a mess for both renters and landlords. We're here to change that by simplifying how landlords (specifically small/medium landlords) manage their investment properties, while better serving the renters who call those investments, home.

About You & Your Impact:

You’re looking to become an integral part of a young but fast-moving startup team. As an early member of our core operations team, you'll help define Ikos’ culture and practice extreme ownership over critical operations processes and key client relationships.

You're independent and you get things done. You have ambition – quality, hard-work, and execution are some of our core values. You enjoy variety and love to tackle big projects. You’re a do-it-all type of person with a startup mentality. You love the fact that your work and input means something to the company and most importantly the landlords we’re serving.

Some of the areas core to our Operations Team’s efforts include establishing and building relationships with landlords but learning about their current inventory and working with our Sales Team to grow the company’s reach within your specific market and in other cities.

Expectations:

  • Leadership within Operations Team
  • Overall exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written, are a must.
  • Working with Landlords to provide market data that will help guide units to be rented.
  • Guide Renters upon completion of them seeing a unit or apartment by answering any questions, facilitating request and helping them rent our landlords properties.
  • Managing your individual quota while tracking and reporting your deals pipeline
  • Building a sales pipeline through execution of sales activities
  • Identifying customer trends and advise marketing to set up demand generation programs to address them
  • Generating and following up with inbound and outbound leads
  • Qualifying and converting marketing leads into sales opportunities to drive incremental business
  • Maintaining and enriching account data in our CRM

Team player:

  • Participate in CRM design, implementation, and testing for new features and enhancements to the sales process.
  • Learn the Ikos process in-depth and provide operations and sales insight to the team.
  • Engage in random banter with the team (sports, drinks, tech, tv shows/movies, etc.).
  • Getting your hands dirty
  • Know that things (mistakes) happen but work with the team to fix problems.
  • Be able to lead conversations on both the Operations and Sales side with stakeholders.
  • Overall exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written, are a must.

Qualifications:

  •  0-3 years of related experience
  • Expertise with real-world Sales/Business Development experience working on interesting and complex business problems.
  • Understanding of the sales process from lead management to closing business
  • Familiarity with account management for defined focus prospects
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain an open and honest communication with your team and management
  • Independence, yet a team player mentality
  • Comfortability selling over the phone to new prospects

Real Estate Knowledge:

Ideal: Understand the struggle between renters and landlords. Have a background in property management and/or have been a leasing specialist. Be licensed and practice either residential or commercial real estate.

Reality: Be eager and interested in real estate and compelled to help people already in the business with a desire to learn as much as possible. Be good with people (genuinely good with people) and enjoy relationship building.

Compensation:

This is a full-time position, with options for equity and actual impact in a company and its operations/sales process. We have a 90-day performance evaluation period in which we will work closely with you to put you in the best situations to succeed. Following this period, the company offers unlimited vacation packages and robust Health, Dental and Vision offerings.

Compensation begins with a $40,000 base salary, including variable compensation that is uncapped. We fully expect earnings, inclusive of the variable compensation to be annualized over $60,000 after the 90 day ramp-up period.

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If any of this sounds like a perfect fit for you, let’s chat! 

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