Business Developer

Brand new role for a global leader in retail design. Play a pivotal role in driving growth and expansion in the UK market.
  • Salary: £50000-70000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 66389

About this role

This global retail design and build organisation are looking to boost the expansion and growth of their London office.  They are seeking an experienced business developer/marketer with a background in the architecture/interior design sector. 

You will play a pivotal role in their growth, identifying new business opportunities and developing strategic partnerships.  Great opportunity to join a growing business and be part of their ongoing success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out market research to identify new business opportunities and potential clients in the retail and architectural sectors globally.
  • Develop and implement strategic business plans to enter new markets and expand their presence
  • Initiate and nurture relationships with potential clients, including retailers, developers, and other stakeholders
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and proposals to prospective clients
  • Maintain strong relationships with major existing clients.
  • Work closely with operational teams to ensure that client requirements are accurately understood and incorporated into project proposals.
  • Collaborate with other team members to create promotional materials and campaigns that align with business development strategies
  • Monitor market trends and competitor activity to adjust strategies and maintain competitive advantage.
  • Prepare regular reports on progress and forecasts 
  • Promote the business with prominent industry speaking engagements, panel discussions, competitions and others. 

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Architecture, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (3-5 years) in business development or marketing, preferably in the design, architecture, or retail industry.
  • Strong understanding of the retail landscape and design market dynamics on a global scale.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally as required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills with exceptional networking experience: highly personable and engaging.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive, confident, with the ability to take ownership, organise tasks, and manage deadline-driven efforts..
  • Familiarity with Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office.

Hannah Percy

Bio: After completing Management Studies at the University of Leeds, Hannah worked for several years in various business support roles and in 2012 she relocated to Australia. She worked for Bespoke Sydney for 9 years before returning to the UK. Hannah now works across Senior Appointments in Architecture and Business Support in London and the rest of the UK.

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