Punch is an ideas based multidisciplinary agency that work across all areas of design and we get excited about branding, graphic design, animation and all things digital.
About the role
We are looking for an Business Development Manager with an insatiable drive for brand building in the SME sector. Candidate should be able to communicate effectively in English and French and have worked in Advertising & Marketing (branding expertise will be an asset). The role is to oversee projects on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that they run smoothly and achieve their potential. Daily contact with clients is a key part of the job, so offering new and forward-thinking ideas is essential to the productive communication process. He/She will be expected to pitch to clients, so a very confident and assertive attitude is necessary to promote the agency’s ideas and benefits.
The Business Development Manager will report to the company’s directors. This is a fast-paced environment that is both demanding and fulfilling, involving the co-ordination of internal and external staff. The agency will also depend on you to give your projects direction and maintain a clear strategy to achieve the very best outcome for the client.
The day-to-day management of clients’ marketing and advertising campaigns
Pro-active leadership that encourages teams to perform to the best of their ability
Regular communication and liaison with clients at a senior level
The organisation of client feedback
Generating accurate reports and status notifications
Pitching fresh and innovative ideas to client.
Completing projects to a specific schedule and within an agreed budget
Using your knowledge and skills to push clients, the team and the agency in the most productive direction
REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
As an Business Development Manager you are expected to have a wide range of abilities.
Significant experience in professional client relationship management
A solid background in advertising, design or marketing
The ability to plan and strategise at a senior level
A persuasive and confident approach to creative projects
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Effective team management capabilities
A keen attention to detail and budgetary restraints
Full awareness of creative processes and techniques – including digital platforms
The willingness to note relevant trends and develop ideas
The ability to work as an authoritative figure in a busy team
This is an office-based role that will require you to spend time in meetings and briefings, as well as staying in close contact with clients. It can be demanding, so real motivation is required to thrive. Working hours will be standard office times; however deadlines may stretch this further.