Business Development Manager


Your role as Business Development Manager

  • Articulate and present 55 Minute’s vision and approach to clients/prospects and partners.
  • Develop and manage our sales pipeline and create strategic and innovative business development plans that are well thought through.
  • Coordinate and support client proposals with input from the wider team.
  • Work closely with the team to identify any existing or potential client and/or partner relationships and assist in the growth of those relationships.
  • Develop and present ideas about the challenges and opportunities clients and prospects face by analysing market research, developing unique insights and making strategic recommendations.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure clients are transitioned successfully once the business has been won.
  • Take care of partner relationships and engage them to set up the partnership for success.
  • Support our market engagement strategy, which may include workshops, speaking engagements, and social media outreach, whenever possible.
  • Manage a set of case studies to be used in our marketing efforts.
  • Help create compelling presentations, pitch and portfolio decks, using industry knowledge and case studies, to clearly communicate the value proposition and inspire traction.
  • Support the development of thought leadership content.
  • Provide regular updates on all marketing and outreach activities.

You'd be a good fit if you

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and is sharp at reading people.
  • Are keen to interact with all levels of clients and stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative who thrives when having to work largely on your own.
  • Are a team player who is happy to support others and is flexible, positive, and approachable.
  • Possess excellent organisational and time management skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Are able to prioritise and multitask to manage several potential clients/partners at any one time.
  • Are Able to adapt to changes when they arise and able to handle difficult client situations with finesse and tact.
  • Are familiar with, and/or has a keen interest in UX design, design thinking/human-centred design and is willing to learn more.
  • Desire to learn and grow as a T-shaped person.

You'd have these key qualifications

  • Outstanding presentation, communication, and client/partner liaison skills, with exceptional ability to communicate in English.
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers and PowerPoint/Keynote.
  • A degreed qualification in business, or communications/design (digital/graphic).
  • Design agency experience working on corporate projects related to digital design and technology.
  • 3 or more years of experience in a design consultancy with a business development role is preferred.

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