EMX | Business Development Lead

London, England



We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacomX challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. 

Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacomX is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacomX is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world. 

Overview of the role

EssenceMediacomX is a top 4 media agency both UK and Global clients including Our clients include many exciting brands such as Google, ITV, Airbnb, BT/EE, NBCUniversal and L’Oréal to name a few.

The Business Development team is integral to the growth of our business. As such, it is fast paced, challenging and offers people the chance to experience all facets of EssenceMediacomX whilst having a significant impact on growth for the business. 

The Business Development Lead will lead the running of pitches from the London office and guide our approach across the UK, with responsibility for ensuring that we maximise both pitch win and retention rates to drive headline business growth.

Reporting of the Role

The role will report into the Chief Operations Officer.

What you will need

  • The most important attributes we are recruiting this role on are organisation, enthusiasm for new business, attitude and values. 
  • Minimum 10 years’ Marketing, and/or Media Agency experience 
  • Excellent project management capable of leading multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Positive, can-do attitude and ability to keep teams motivated whilst working with them 
  • Proactive, flexible and organised with attention to detail and a drive to win and to always improve 
  • Strong commercial acumen and understanding of agency revenue models and approaches
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills 
  • Strong past pitch experience or business development experience in agency growth
  • Must enjoy business development and networking at key industry events
  • Mature, calm and confident when communicating to all levels, inside and outside of the business 
  • Ability to work independently and lead a senior team to deliver within tight time frames 

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What You Can Expect From EssenceMediacomX

EssenceMediacomX’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world’s very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape. It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an EssenceMediacomX employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.

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