Functieomschrijving My client is strategically led retail marketing agency based in North East London. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Development Manager to join the global leading business.The Business Development Manager will play a pivotal role in driving the new business. This is an extremely rewarding role that will allow self-development as well as growth of the overall business. Your primary responsibility will be to identify new client opportunities and drive revenue growth from consumer brands and retailers. The role will include:Proactively source and prospect leads and opportunities with senior level marketing executivesNetworking at industry events in order to gain new contactsWork closely with the New Business Director and Group Sales Teams on broader sales initiatives, plans and marketing campaignsTaking new briefs from clients and transforming them into agency briefs - taking a lead in the pitching processRepresent the account team in senior client and internal meetingsExternally drive increased revenue and profit from existing clients to achieve the agency`s ambitious growth.Driving awareness for the agency through strategic marketing plansDevelop existing client relationships at the senior management level, whilst identifying and responding to new opportunities in order to maximize organic and new business growth.Taking and interpreting client briefs and working closely with Planners and Creative teams, partner with Planners to build strategic client plans/proposals which align to client needs.You will have:A deep understanding of shopper behaviour, attitudes and perceptions and shopper marketing approachProven experience including direct sales or agency experienceCapable of developing compelling strategic offeringsExtensive knowledge of the retail environment, including retailer's operations and challengesSignificant experience in professional client and or customer relationship managementA background in advertising, design or marketingAbility to set goals and drive them to fulfilment. You are hungry for success and want to be accountableA persuasive and confident approach to creative projectsA collaborative player that shares information and supports the senior management teamExcellent written and oral communication skillsPassionate about shopper marketing and proven experience developing new business If you feel that you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, please apply today!