Business Development Director - International Agency

Job Title: Business Development Director - International Agency
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Bonus
Reference: 15627543
Job Published: January 23, 2018 00:00

Job Description

Business Development Director - London

Our client is a leading digital, retail and brand design consultancy & they create end to end customer experiences with the purpose of enhancing brand differentiation and increase customer satisfaction to drive advocacy and build customer loyalty.

Driving Value and being 'Agents of Change' lie at the heart of everything this Agency stands for and focuses on.

You will be at the forefront of demonstrating our client's authority across their five core areas of expertise, ensuring that these are correctly articulated to prospects at all stages of the sales journey. You will clearly communicate our experience and world class thinking in each of these areas in a coherent and accessible way:

*Brand Consultancy
*Retail Design
*Digital Innovation
*Marketing Communications
*Brand Experiences

To achieve their commercial targets:

*Building on the current pipeline to deliver £1m incremental fee growth for Q3/Q4 2017/18
*To achieve the above c.100 qualified leads will be required to achieve the target based on 6 x £150k project wins
*To achieve £2m headline fee growth for 2018/2019
*To generate a pipeline of c. £8m qualified leads
*The delivery of a commercially driven performance marketing plan that covers our key sales channels: content, email, social, PR, internal and external events and will achieve our desired level of leads

What your role is about

Ever restless to grow their client and project portfolio, you lead business development activities, primarily to drive the sales function to support bottom line growth. You are responsible for the formulation and direction of the marketing activities which support the sales function. As such key duties include:

*Drive increased revenue and profit to achieve ambitious growth targets
*Responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Business Development and Marketing activities
*Provide market feedback to leadership team regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and generate commercial development ideas.
*Working to stringent targets; to adopt a professional and knowledgeable approach to each new business effort.
*Planning and coordinating the implementation of client acquisition plans

In short, your energy is all about making the agency famous to drive connections that bring in new business that supports our growth strategy.

You'll work very closely with our leadership team to help them to become the voice of their particular specialism and to paint a coherent picture of the Agency's story. You'll spend time getting to know their world and where our target clients are.

Along with the wider team you'll also identify ways to bring the story to market with imagination and flair, ensuring you have your finger on the pulse.

Finally, and importantly, you'll be a leader in the agency. You'll partner with other senior members of the team to develop the agency model and ways of working to ensure we deliver on our vision. You'll also be an advocate of our employee experience, continually working with the team and those you work with to ensure that the agency is a great place to work and that we attract the best talent in your areas.

You are brilliant in your job because

*You have a proven track record of increasing revenue through the generation of leads
*You understand and can talk engagingly to all audiences about what the agency does and the commercial impact our work has on businesses
*You will get in front of and engage with the most senior and influential brands and prospects, persuading them they they are their customer experience design partner for the future
*You have a commercial instinct for what will hook potential clients and how we might be able to win them over and because you're highly persuasive, you can make the most unlikely things happen
*You are constantly expanding your network within our sector specialisms and identifying businesses that might be our next client
*You're a powerful communicator and instinctively know what to say, and how, to new prospects, potential leads and the media
*Excellent negotiation skills, proven track record of successfully pitching for new business
*You pursue everything with energy, drive and a need to finish, steadfastly pushing yourself and others for results
*You understand the power of enabling your team to perform at their best and work with them to ensure they get the growth and development

this really is a unique opportunity to drive this agency forward and be an integral part in their future success.