Senior Business Development Director

Marketing & Business Development London, England


Position at Wavemaker

This role will mean integrating with a cross section of divisions and working with people at all levels, therefore, we are looking for a strong team member who has excellent media knowledge, considerable creative flare, boundless energy and strong interpersonal skills who can collaborate effectively with local, regional and global teams in order to achieve our growth KPIs.

The core components of this role are:

- Prospect Marketing
• Help develop the Global business development strategy and implementation 
• Play a key role in ensuring new business targets are met
• Representing the business at wider industry events and conferences
• Work closely with the Chief Growth Officer and requires close working with Wavemaker’s global ExCo and local market leadership
• Help develop senior industry contacts to maximise prospect opportunities
• Leverage relationships with agency search consultants, media owners, auditors, and creative agencies to better understand and pursue targets 

- Pitch management
• Create marketing content as required across all pitch stages –
• Interrogate the brief and organise the team to deliver excellent results, on time and with passion 
• Work closely with Senior Management and Head of New Business to compile the strategy

- Pitch delivery
• Work with designers to develop strong pitch marketing collateral
• Construct pitch appropriate teams to work on specific pitches
• Manage the New Business team and allocate resource across pitches in close collaboration with other teams

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

• A background within a media agency desirable
• Experience in new business pitches
• Strong leadership qualities, attention to detail and delivery to deadlines
• A hunger to win and drive success
• Strong client facing and team management experience

Please note, candidates must be happy to embark on international travel for the purpose of this role.

If this sounds like you, please click on the link below to apply or contact Kally on for further information. 

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