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Business Development Director -BD Agency

Remote Working
Remote Working
£55,000 to £56,000
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

This is a senior role with one of the industry's top B2B agencies, developing business development strategies for a wide range of clients across agencies, Martech and digital. You will lead each client relationship, developing programmes that bring together content marketing, events, PR, digital and lead generation as part of a joined up approach to increase awareness, build relationships and generate a healthy pipeline of opportunities for your clients.

About the agency

With a team of over 40, the company has an HQ in central London with a very flexible approach to hybrid working that suits each individual. With a real focus on progression for employees, you will have access to leading industry training resources plus added incentives for staying and developing with the business and becoming part of the leadership team.

Working with ambitious businesses across marketing, media and technology, they provide a joined-up approach to PR, content marketing and business development. They have recently become HubSpot Gold Partners and use technology to underpin their approach.

The Role

The focus of the role is to develop long standing client relationships. You will lead a team and ensure they are delivering on expectations across all associated activity as well as guiding each client towards achieving their new business objectives.

Additionally, you will contribute to developing and winning new clients and the overall growth of the business.

This role will suit someone with strong business development experience, looking to play a more consultative role across a portfolio of ambitious clients - as well as playing a key role in the management team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Client Delivery
  • Take overall responsibility for a portfolio of clients, and delivering desired results.
  • Develop a deep understanding of each client's business and the challenges they face, using this knowledge to define a strategy covering targeting, proposition, tools and campaign activity plan.
  • Engage effectively and lead discussions with senior clients as part of on-boarding, monthly and quarterly meetings and whenever there are issues or uncertainties.
  • Oversee all activities to ensure timeliness and effectiveness of actions, and rigour of reporting.
  • Ensure all team members are always clear on responsibilities and expectations.
  • Client Retention and Development

Take overall responsibility for the development of strong, long term relationships with all clients across your portfolio. By implementing a plan for each client covering specific actions to broaden and deepen the relationship.

Ensure everyone is always positive and proactive in their client dealings, openly sharing information and ideas, exceeding expectations and adding value beyond the agreed work.

Actively consider the full range of services offered by the business and persuade clients to consider all relevant additional services.

Management and People Development

Demonstrate 'role model' behaviour as one of the leaders of the business, always doing the best for the company and creating an inspiring, enjoyable and effective work environment.

Help recruit, manage and lead a team of up to 5, including Senior Business Development Managers and campaign team. Support and develop your team's skills and capabilities to help fulfil their potential.

Foster a positive team spirit and encourage collaboration, within teams and across the business and commit to developing your own skills and capabilities.

New Business

Involvement and support with major pitches and proposals for new clients, driving growth of your client portfolio.

What you'll get...

Flexibility. Work in a way that works for you, between your home and the work space in central London. You will also get a contribution to your work from home costs.

Skills. Access a range of professional training resources and keep adding new skills to your belt through the training academy.

Loyalty. As well as client retention bonuses and incentives, you will be eligible for a month's paid sabbatical after four years continuous service. Your holiday allowance also increases each year to 30 days after three years.

Social. Finish early on Fridays for a weekend getaway and get to know your new colleagues at monthly team nights out.

Feel good. Take a day off each year for a good cause of your choice, spend your monthly Perkbox voucher and look after yourself with the company Health Insurance plan.

Salary £55k + quarterly / annual retention bonus + new business win commission.

DNA is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Although we try to respond to all applications, unfortunately due to the high number we receive we are unable to respond to all of those who are unsuccessful.

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  • Job Reference: 706417986-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: DNA Recruit
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000 to £56,000
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent