Thrive with us?

We’re recruiting a Business Development Manager to join our core team in Burton on Trent.

This critical role will help the agency to be first on the pitch list and to win new clients. Working alongside the agency’s senior leadership team to identify prospects, both proactive and reactive, and maintain a pipeline of opportunities.

You will ideally have some experience in marketing industries as well as A-level or graduate level education.

Typical Activities:

  • Meeting clients to discuss their advertising needs
  • Working with studio to devise a campaign that meets the client’s brief and budget
  • Presenting campaign ideas and costings to clients
  • Briefing the creative team who will produce assets etc
  • Negotiating with clients, solving any problems and making sure deadlines are met
  • Checking and reporting on campaign progress
  • Keeping in contact with the client at all stages of the campaign and aftercare
  • Managing the account’s budget and invoicing the client
  • Social management and content for multiple clients
  • Copywriting as needed on projects
Your basic working hours will be between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, although you may have to work longer if you have deadlines to meet. Start and finish are flexible within reason.
You will be office-based but will also travel to meet clients.

About you:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • First class organisational skills
  • Confident, ambitious and proactive
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • A keen eye for detail and an understanding of budget restraints
  • A personable and professional character that will allow you to build client rapport
  • Demonstrate expertise, tenacity and energy for the NB
  • Full UK Driving Licence (we may be central but it’s essential that you can drive to appointments from time to time.)

About the role:

  • New Business / Work with the senior leadership team
  • Manage current pipelines and leads
  • General support / research / co-ordination to pitch teams
  • Support the team to deliver specific initiatives
  • Keep agency’s CRM (and data) updated
  • Keen to network at events and grow personal network
  • Co-ordinate awards and other profile-raising opportunities

Why work with us?

Davies + Scothorn is a global marketing & design collective based in Burton. Helping local, national and worldwide brands adapt and grow with better communication and technology. At D+S, we don’t just offer services, we get to know clients business inside and out, and guide them on where to take it next.

Whether it’s a digital brochure beautifully designed with perfect pixels
(also known as a website) or an extensive marketing campaign to launch a new brand, business, product or piece of tech, every project undergoes a high level of thinking and planning to ensure the solution we deliver nails exactly what the client needs.

Along with benefits such as Gym membership, we stock the offices with tasty snacks, go on regular company outings and we’re just all round ace people to have in your working life. Promise!

How do I apply?

Simply send us an email and tell us about yourself (a CV can’t hurt either) and what your salary expectations are. (No agencies please).

PS. Friday – 3pm Desk Beer/Wine is heartily encouraged too.