Director of Business Development

A very notable NYC design firm with stellar reputation seeks a BD Director to work with partners on strategy and lead on new business initiatives.
  • Salary: US $130,000-150,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 49636

About this role


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with firm leadership to define the strategic goals, consistent with the firm’s brand message, that will guide all Business Development activities;
  • Receive inquiries for new business (including RFQs/RFPs), collaborate with firm leadership to strategize responses, and manage Business Development team’s preparation of responses;
  • Collaborate with firm leadership to strategize marketing initiatives; and manage the Business Development team’s PR activities, including events, speaking engagements, website, and social media;
  • Manage press activities in conjunction with firm’s external consultant;
  • Manage and use contact database to maintain client and collaborator relationships.
  • Set goals and calendar for growth and maintenance of firm’s marketing-related content, such as project photography, drawings, and texts;

Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years in a business development position in an architecture or design firm.
  • Advanced graphic, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated talent in research and writing.
  • Strong interest in architecture and design.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as Adobe InDesign.
  • Experience with customer relationship management databases, like Filemaker Pro.
  • A proactive, self-disciplined and confident attitude, at ease in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with and direct others.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate and hands-on approaches to projects.
  • An ability to manage and balance tight deadlines.
  • All legal permits and visas required to work in the U.S.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.”

Chris McCaffery

Bio: Chris moved from London to join the Bespoke Careers team in New York in 2016. Previously Head of Customer Support at CGLI, where he managed a team of 70 support staff and consultants across 12 offices, he now recruits business support staff for some of the most respected practices in New York.

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