Business Development Manager

Fantastic opportunity for a talented business development professional to join a well-respected agency with an impressive roster or projects.
  • Salary: £35000-45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 49958

About this role

This exciting agency known for their involvement in overseas cultural projects are seeking a proactive and knowledgeable business development manager to join their London team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To oversee the process of developing new project pitches and responding to tender competitions.
  • To proactively develop new business by building networks, undertaking research and cultivating leads.
  • Monitor and examine all tender opportunities arising on relevant  platforms and inform senior management team of relevant opportunities.  
  • Manage the calendar of pitches in order to prioritise work and enable the senior management team to delegate tasks effectively.
  • Ensure the quality, design and relevance of all pitch documentation is up to date and of the highest standard.  
  • Ensure the post-pitch follow up process is completed. Request and collate relevant feedback and undertake commercial analysis. 
  • Develop and implement a holistic customer relationship management-driven workflow.
  • Proactively build and develop a network of relevant contacts that further the objectives of the company resulting in new projects. 
  • Be a brand ambassador in meetings with prospective clients, partners and others - including conferences, fairs and other sector-relevant events. 
  • Establish good working relationships with sub-contractors and partners when pitching in collaboration with other companies. 

Skills and Experience

  • High degree of literacy and excellent written communication skills. 
  • Excellent oral presentation skills and interpersonal/negotiation skills. 
  • High-level working competency in Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign), Microsoft Office and G Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative. 
  • Ability to work to strict external deadlines and under pressure. 
  • Ability to read and understand technical documentation.
  • Excellent relationship management skills and ability to represent the business to the wider industry.
  • Awareness of the business relevance of sector trends. 
  • Business development experience in a similar role within a design/architecture business, cultural organisation or brand development environment. 
  • Proven track record of developing new business in all parts of the sales pipeline.  
  • Experience of networking, presenting and engaging confidently in formal and informal situations with clients from a wide range of organisational and cultural backgrounds.  
  • Experience of working with cloud-based CRM systems. 
  • Knowledge of another language would be an advantage.

Leo Pemberton

Bio: Leo first started working at Bespoke Careers back in 2007 and is well known to many of our clients and candidates in London and internationally. Leo has an in-depth knowledge of architecture and design and can often be spotted at industry networking events. With a passion for finding the absolute best fit for all parties, Leo is perfectly placed for his current role on the Business Support desk, working on roles at all levels with our impressive portfolio of clients. Leo is our in-house baker, known for surprising the team with sweet treats. A keen runner, Leo has completed several marathons and trains regularly with a London club.

+44 (0)207 24 24 909

Related Jobs

Graphic Designer

Are you a gifted creative with an eye for branding?

Salary: US $55000-82000 per annum
Permanent: Santa Monica

Marketing Coordinator

Great opportunity in Santa Monica for Marketing Professional

Salary: US $48000-65000 per annum
Permanent: Los Angeles

Showroom Manager

Great Opportunity in West LA for a Sales Pro

Salary: US $55000-75000 per annum
Permanent: Los Angeles

Communications Manager

Are you a self-starter with a knack for storytelling?

Salary: US $80000-90000 per annum
Permanent: Los Angeles

Business Development/ Marketing Coordinator

Relationship builder with a positive attitude needed

Salary: US $55000-65000 per annum
Permanent: Los Angeles

Salary Guide

Our annual Salary Survey reveals who's making what in our sector. Take a look at this year's results to see how you compare to the market.

Read more

What Employers Want

Listen to what our clients look for when they're hiring.

Watch videos

Interviewing Tips

Learn how to interview from people who do it for a living.

Play video