Business Development Manager – Boutique Design Firm

New York City
Job Information

Our client is an independently owned boutique design firm with offices in New York and London. The company offers a distinctive viewpoint and an open and collaborative culture. We are currently working on a newly created business development role for them. The successful candidate will have a tenacious but sensitive approach, be commercially savvy and strategically driven. He or she will have strong experience developing relationships with clients, will enjoy working autonomously but as part of a well-oiled and supportive team, and also possess the ability to be a team leader while cultivating business relationships.


  • Reporting to the Group Business Development Director (based in London), you will have full management of and accountability for US New Business generation, activation and results.
  • Develop and implement New Business strategies and initiatives both externally and internally focused.
  • Develop key decision maker contacts, organize introductory meetings, generate project specific proposals and tenders.
  • Transform New Business introductions into relevant agency projects with appropriate profit related fee revenue
  • Lead and assist New Business pitches, defining strategies with relevant planners, creative and client service teams.
  • Deliver fee revenue to meet forecasted New Business income.
  • Ensure a degree of immersion and involvement of employees into the New Business process.
  • Ensure that a professional manner is conducted across all interfaces representing the company’s brand values in every instance


  • BA Required
  • Prior business development experience is required in a creative environment
  • Possess excellent project management skills and understand how to manage business profitably, managing deadlines and growing relationships
  • Organized, reliable and calm and collected under pressure, able to change gears if/when needed during a presentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use your initiative and make yourself available to all facets of the business to offer your help to ensure the smooth running of the agency.
  • Upbeat, outgoing and looking to immerse self in both the work and agency culture.
  • Proactive, confident and passionate about the work with a strong work ethic.

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