Business Development Manager

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Creative

  • Salary:

    £40,000 - £50,000

  • Contact:

    Carly McDermott

An international, award winning, London based architecture firm are looking for a Business Development Manager. Working with a group of dynamic architects, designers and builders they have a unique capability to combine, both in small and large projects with innovative materials and the most advanced building technology. They have experienced continuous growth and now looking for a confident Business Development Manager to join them.

This role will be working closely with the Business Development UK Director to create initiatives that support the acquisition of projects and creation of new business in the UK and the Middle East. Responsible for securing projects, initiating proactive endeavours that support the larger market strategy and present new business opportunities within defined markets. Building relationships with a vast network of clients, consultants, and collaborators.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Business Development Team, including the Head of Business Development, Partners and Directors

  • Produce content independently for key strategy points

  • Strengthen the client’s presence and positioning in existing markets, with a primary focus on the UK and the Middle East

  • Maintain and expand personal client and collaborator connections

  • Initiate, lead, and deliver special projects and proactive initiatives

  • Run several simultaneous pursuits from start to finish with limited oversight

  • Host meetings with potential clients, lead the follow-up, and internally assess and develop recommendations for new potential projects

  • Prepare proposals and negotiate consultant fees

  • Give office and project tours to clients, consultants, and other VIPs

  • Represent the company at events and conferences

  • Market research and development of marketing material

  • Take part in leadership pipeline meetings and global Business Development meetings

  • Maintain CRM databases and present reporting on new projects and potential projects

Ideal Experience:

  • 4 years experience from a similar position within the construction industry

  • A good understanding of architecture, building procedures and urban planning in the UK; experience within the Middle East is a plus

  • Experience of strategies new business development initiatives

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Experience with CRM systems (Sugar is a plus)

  • Proficiency in MS Office & Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign

  • Excellence in English, spoken and written (Arabic is a plus)

If you match all the above skillset and experience, please submit your CV