Sales Development Representative

Chicago, IL

Our Story

We exist to help the world better understand people through data. Our mission is to transform how data is used to discover new insights and empower human driven decisions.

KnowledgeHound is changing the game as to how companies ingest, save and recycle their market research. We work in the market research industry which is full of antiquated tools that make it difficult to access and use important data. Our aim is to use modern technology along with wide range of relevant data to make it easy to research market behavior and to provide valuable insights for our customers.

We are just over 3 years old and have a working product with paying customers and a steady revenue stream. Procter and Gamble, Whirlpool, and Weber are just some of our Fortune 500 clients with many more to come. We recently closed a $3M round of funding and are rapidly expanding.

Our team, located in Chicago, is small yet mighty. This gives you a unique opportunity to make an immediate impact and to get involved and influence all aspects of the business. If you don't shy away from tough, but rewarding, challenges - let’s chat!


Companies today are savvier than ever when it comes to the software solutions they invest in. On a daily basis people who we consider to be future customers get dozens of calls and emails from sales people. How do you cut through the noise? Cut through the common? That’s where you come in.

Your role, as a Sales Development Rep (SDR), will be to authentically connect with potential customers at Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. From there, your goal is to spark enough curiosity that they want to see a demo of KnowledgeHound; which, will take a bunch of research to be personalized in your communication (because nobody likes spam), a whole lot of phone calls, and many many purposeful emails.

We have a team oriented culture and you will be working alongside other SDRs and AEs (who you’ll be setting meetings for) where you’ll have the chance to not only learn from some of the best but teach others yourself (because, if you get hired here you’re one of the best).

  • At least 6 months in an SDR (or similar sales) role.
  • Comfortable on the phone - you are calling complete strangers after all.
  • Insanely positive - you’re going to get told “no” a lot so can you find small wins each day?.
  • Comfortable crafting creative emails that are relevant to our target market and the different roles we communicate with.
  • Natural curiosity - you’re not a script reading robot, we want you to ask good questions.
  • Self-starter - we’re an emerging technology company growing at a fast rate and that means not everything is handed to you. Can you start without all of the pieces being put in place?.
  • Ability to learn quickly - please see the bullet point above.
  • Inventiveness and openness in problem solving.
  • A strong desire to grow as a sales professional.
Some of the perks we provide
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Full health, dental, and vision benefits, 401K, and basic life insurance coverage.
  • Flexible vacation policy.
  • Loft office in the West Loop with 6 beers on tap, La Colombe coffee, and lounge-y meeting rooms and common areas.

Will we be the right fit for you? Below are the values in which we operate. Matching values will be a critical element to the candidate’s success and happiness in this role.

Our Values
  • Customer obsessed - Our customers are more than just a sales figure. We value those who treat our customers like the dynamic, wonderful people they are and obsess over every interaction we have with them.
  • Live passionately - We are a company of individuals who want to take advantage of all that life has to offer. We value people who dare to do more than collect a paycheck, who bring their life experiences to the table, and who know how to stay balanced to maximize productivity at work and at home over the long term.
  • Own it - At KnowledgeHound, ownership goes beyond your specific role or title. We value those who exhibit the willingness, autonomy, and discipline to pick up a problem and courageously tackle it head on.
  • Team first - We always approach our success and failures as a team. We value those who remain humble and respectful for other people and exhibit a willingness to put the team above their own self interest.
  • Create, innovate, disrupt - As a company that is on a mission to change the way people think about data, we value those who push themselves to approach challenges creatively. We want disruptors and innovators that aren’t afraid to challenge the status-quo.
  • Biased to action - We value those who don’t give in to "analysis paralysis" and who focus on moving and delivering fast. We are not afraid to fail and we put pragmatism ahead of unneeded formality.
  • Be extraordinary - Going above and beyond is a normal way of life for us at KnowledgeHound. We value people who always strive to amaze colleagues and customers by delivering above and beyond expectations, who continuously seek to get better at everything they do, and who exhibit integrity in all their endeavors.
Why work for us?

Because the team is incredible. A-players on tech, design and business side. We don’t let organization structure, politics or processes prevent us from innovating and bringing what is right to the user, quickly.

Because we have built a great product. Our design and engineering is head and shoulders better than our competitors and we work with the latest technologies.

Because it’s the perfect time. We have Fortune 500 companies as our clients, serious revenue and investment. We are small enough for you to make a BIG impact and really be a driving force behind this company’s explosive and disruptive growth.

Because we are disruptive. We are innovative thinkers breaking into the market research world, a market that has been waiting for the right minds to come and shake it up. We are fundamentally changing the market research industry.

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