Senior Business Development Manager

Pearlfisher is a world leading independent brand design agency. We have an exciting opportunity to join our London team as Senior Business Development Manager.
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This is

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Business Development Manager to join a leading, independent brand design agency. 

We need you to

Play a pivotal role in Pearlfisher London's business development efforts. Reporting into the Head of Business Development and working closely with the wider team, you will be the driving force behind new business activity, identifying and developing strategic opportunities with potential new clients, to build profitable, long-lasting relationships. Depending on your level of experience and expertise, you will have the opportunity to own the full development cycle, from origination to close.

This is a key role requiring the highest level of 

Energy / Tenacity / Motivation / Confidence / Common Sense / Articulation

You will show us that you have

An aptitude for successfully engaging and building rapport with senior-level prospective clients whilst assessing the viability of opportunities.

The expertise to build a pipeline of opportunities from cold in the UK and internationally.

Good knowledge of key brands and categories that fall within Pearlfisher's client base and the confidence and enthusiasm to identify, approach and assure prospective clients with this knowledge.

The finesse to drive senior-level participation throughout the organisation.Proven strategic writing and strong communications skills.

An ability to see and deliver the big picture.

You will need to be

Comfortable talking to Director-level decision-makers. We're interested in quality conversations, developed in an informed and considered way, so we expect a level of assuredness and dynamism that reflects this.

Determined, proactive, confident and willing to go the extra mile. 

A skilled negotiator and problem-solver.

An organisational maestro.

Passionate about design.

The bare minimum we need from you is

Over three years of agency experience working in a business development role.

And the technical skills you will need to have are

MacOS / GoogleDrive applications / MSOffice


Ideally, you will have experience of/exposure to


The role in detail

Build a pipeline of opportunities from cold, proactively targeting senior-level decision-makers within new organisations, setting up relevant, high-quality introductory meetings.

Engage and respond to inbound new business enquiries, deciphering the client's business challenges, qualifying the viability of the opportunity and proposing the optimal response. 

Working in conjunction with the Head of Business Development, devise a strategy for activation of the annual new business plan, highlighting prospective target clients and conducting brand and market research to support your approach.

Dependent on experience, lead and/or attend new business meetings, ensuring Pearlfisher s multi-disciplined team is leveraged to its full extent.

Write detailed proposals, consulting with relevant team members to ensure the best approach.

Create tailored credentials presentations, showcasing Pearlfisher's expertise and relevant case histories.

Complete and submit RFI tender documents.

Liaise with the Marketing & Communications team to ensure alignment between new business targeting and supporting content.

Ensure that the weekly development report and annual new business trackers are kept up to date.

Maintain our CRM system, ensuring the database is kept up to date with new contacts and development activities/ follow-ups/ actions are tracked in a timely manner.

Attend and represent Pearlfisher at industry networking events.


Reporting structure

You will report directly to Pearlfisher London s Head of Business Development. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Studios & Culture

We are based in 4 cities renowned for design excellence - London, New York, Copenhagen and San Francisco. Each of our Studios are unique but our unrivalled culture ties us together. So whether you're enjoying rooftop gigs in New York, wine tasting in San Francisco, dips in the river in Copenhagen, fireworks parties in London or one of our trips all together, we are certain you'll fall in love with life at Pearlfisher.

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