New Business Director/Head of New Business & BD

Account/Project/ Strategy Manager

New Business Director/Head of New Business (UK)

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This Place is a digital experience agency, with expertise across strategy, user experience, design and development. We are passionate about making the complex seamless, building significant brand and commercial benefit for our clients and deep engagement from their customers.

At This Place, we look for those who are smart, curious, humble, and fun. We have in common a strong empathy for the human condition, critical thinking, eye for business, entrepreneurial spirits, and a love for solving the most meaningful problems through great design. We work best with people who have the ability to listen, to see value in other opinions, and who enjoy constant collaboration. If this sounds like you, and you believe that better digital experiences craft a better world, we’d love to hear from you.

We have almost 30 talented digital designers, strategists, architects and developers in London and a fast-growing Seattle studio housing 20 full-time family members. Additionally, we’ve now joined with Infoteria Group (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) to expand our footprint into Japan / APAC and also strengthen our ability to build imaginative and meaningful IoT solutions.

We are entering a phase of rapid growth and looking for talented people to join our journey, principle amongst which is a New Business Director/Head of New Business to help drive existing relationships further while also establishing new ones.

The role of the New Business Director/Head of New Business:
This is a pivotal role for This Place, pushing relationships with our existing clients; helping to develop organic business development, while also leading the agency in the acquisition of new business. Day to day you will be:

  • Responsible for upstream, strategic conversations with clients around new business areas
  • The trusted advisor, offering deep and worthwhile digital and commercial mentorship to help solve their business problems
  • Sitting on the This Place leadership team, offering strategic direction to the business
  • Using your contact book to identify new client opportunities
  • Working with the Managing Director on client pitch work and owning relationships with new accounts into the business
  • Pro-active in your approach to bringing in new clients; keeping an eye on different industries to spot business opportunities

REQUIREMENTS

  • Steller new business background within a digital, design or user experience agency or consultancy
  • Expertise in leading large pieces of business through the new business process in the digital design and customer experience space
  • Strength in developing existing pieces of business and leading the development of new business
  • A creative and strategically led person who is always looking to innovate for clients
  • Motivated to join an agency at a stage of growth and to be integral in driving success, building processes and leading accounts

BENEFITS

  • We have an innovation program with time reserved to come up with new ideas and explore new technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, AR, VR, AI and Machine Learning, using Google Glass and EEG devices which we have open sourced – see our MindRDR project as an example (http://mindrdr.thisplace.com/)
  • We love to attend (and win) hackathons together! We recently won the London Insurance Blockchain Hackathon with our Ethereum Insurance app
  • We are currently doing research in Blockchain technologies to explore the potential

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Job Reference: JO-1811-142617

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