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Senior Manager, Business Development

New York, NY Atlanta, GA Washington, District of Columbia
Req ID: 5567


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Senior Business Development Manager is a key member of the VMLY&R global new business team. You will support all aspects of the pitch process for the agency, inherently driving the growth of our business. You will be essential to the continued success of our New Business team and the agency itself.

You are self-motivated, team-oriented, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You are able to bridge gaps across organizations and promote open and free communication between peers. You are able to get things done, keep appropriate people in the loop and ensure multiple stakeholders are bought in. You are excited by the opportunity to work across many industry categories and specialty skills, including health, B2B, commerce, CX, etc.


  • Drive VMLY&R Business Development efforts with all levels of communication, owning strategic and day-to-day management of various internal and external projects.
  • Collaborate on, and support the development of, RFIs and RFPs, across all categories and capability areas.
  • Aid in the development of pitch background materials, including prospective client contact and business background research.
  • Spearhead organization throughout the process, from initial kickoff meetings and development of content to ongoing touch bases and final presentation creation and logistics.
  • Organize creative work; assist in project management of client outreach deliverables follow-up with respective teams to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Schedule, create agendas and follow-ups for team meetings as needed.
  • Develop and oversee thoughtful, enticing client outreach, including meetings, presentations, digital communications and films.
  • Coordinate category knowledge – research, analysis, compilation of new business communications.
  • Maintain and edit business case histories with up to date references and data.
  • Collaborate and build trust amongst all internal stakeholders, from creative teams through office services and beyond.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Skills & Experience

  • Four or more years' previous communications/advertising agency experience
  • Understanding of how an agency operates, and passionate about immersing yourself in all things VMLY&R
  • Insatiably curious and a supportive team player
  • Interested in social and cultural trends and stay up to speed on emerging digital technologies

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.


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