Business Development Manager

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Business Development Manager

Full-time / Part-time · Amsterdam

About the role

In this role you facilitate and lead the Client Management, Strategists and Specialists teams to grow current clients like Ahold, KLM and Intergamma. But also win new brands. For pitches you are in the lead and the go to person. Your focus will be on media pitches, but you are also able to connect several Service Lines to grow clients. Within dentsu you will be reporting to the Business Development Director. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible together with other teams to achieve ambitious growth goals (focus on Media secondary cross LOB);
  • Support the Sr. Business Development Director on all pitches;
  • Manage pitches themselves and pro-actively work on leads within existing and new clients;
  • You are accountable together with the Client Management team that Salesforce TBG is updated continuously;
  • You make sure that (client) deadlines are met on time;
  • You work with New Business team and Senior Management on a local and international level;
  • Attend all internal and external pitch meetings;
  • Responsible for responding to all Account Management questions in an RFP;
  • Responsible for reviewing briefings and writing questions for Q&A;
  • You have the competence to motivate teams and connect the right people (legal, finance, HR, business teams etc) at the right place by being a proper teamplayer;
  • First point of contact for external reporting companies like RECMA and COMvergence;
  • You are on top of trends in market and able to translate them to the benefit of prospecting;
  • Working towards being a sparring partner on strategy and marketing advice;
  • Working towards building a broad network in the industry (especially on pitch consultants like 3MO and FMA).

What are we looking for?

  • Preferably a (digital) media profile with experience in Client Management, Communications Consultancy or Strategy;
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience;
  • HBO/WO level of education; 
  • A teamplayer and strong connector;
  • Digital savvy; 
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing.

What does dentsu offer?

  • Opportunities to grow in the media field;
  • Good development and career opportunities;
  • Personal responsibility and independence;
  • Enthusiastic colleagues and a positive work atmosphere;
  • International work environment where knowledge development and improving each other is paramount;
  • Working with the best specialists within our field;
  • The opportunity to work for an agency that works for well-known and leading clients;
  • Lots of room for fun and other cool things to do besides work, such as Friday afternoon drinks at the bar or on our roof terrace, boot camps, yoga classes, karaoke, a game of FIFA or table tennis, the dentsu parties and well-being days;
  • And, of course, a good salary and excellent secondary employment conditions.

What else?

Lots of challenging work, tons of learning opportunities and very informal atmosphere.

dentsu is a fantastic place to work with many great benefits on offer!

Not only is it an incredibly fun place to work but as part of a multinational organization there are many opportunities to advance your career within the wider business once you have proven yourself.

Inclusion and Diversity

We’re proud to be different and that starts with our people. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone. We won’t define people by their race, gender, sexual-orientation, age or disability. Individuality is what makes us great, we want everyone to bring their full self to work and create something amazing. That’s what we care about. So, whether you’re joining us, or looking to move to a different part of the business, we work hard to make sure we create equal opportunities for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly. If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.

Not sure if you meet all of the requirements for this role? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, as some of the specifications are not pre-requisites.