A proactive, seasoned Business Development leader

YOU: You are a proactive, seasoned Business Development leader with a passion for applying strategy, design and technology to help businesses. Your motivation, down-to-earth nature, and hands-on approach to problem solving are all the tools you need to create opportunities and relationships.

THEM: A digital product and innovation studio that works in close collaboration with clients to create and evolve products, brands, and businesses and to elevate the way the world interacts with technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Have a keen eye on the product design, technology and strategy agency and consultancy community — familiar with peers, competitors and clients and developing a point of view on where our industry is going, uncovering meaningful potential connections
  • Maintain an active industry presence
  • Create and oversee the execution of a communication strategy including but not limited to social channels, project promotional plans, website, industry events participation
  • Qualify potential opportunities and lead early stage and ongoing conversations with clients to understand their business challenges, objectives, internal organizations and culture, and ensure proposals align with these needs  
  • Develop and deliver against an annual client growth and new business development strategy 
  • Collaborate with strategists, designers, engineers and PMs to drive and oversee the proposal conception and writing process 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A 7+ year track record of driving growth inside a top tier creative, technology or design organization
  • Experience working inside a small, design-driven agency along with a track record of success driving business 
  • Experience delivering complex and elegant product work with a hands-on approach to business problem-solving 
  • A proactive, positive, DIY-oriented team player who is eager to find new ways to push projects and the business forward  
  • Understanding of industry trends, emerging technologies, and the constantly shifting business and cultural landscape
  • A clear, concise communicator who thrives in an ambitious small agency environment 
  • A proactive project leader who can simultaneously motivate/champion and hold teams and clients accountable