Business Development Director
- Job Functions
- Business Development / Sales
A leading architecture studio in Paris is seeking a Business Development Director to join their team. This role is based in Paris, working directly with the Founding Partner, the Director of Business Development’s primary responsibility is to expand the growth of the Studio’s Paris office both by further developing our existing network in France and by generating new relationships and opportunities across Europe.
- Build and maintain relationships with existing and potential clients and collaborators both in France and throughout Europe
- Proactively seek out new business opportunities in Europe through networking, market research, attendance at key industry events, and strategic partnerships
- Connect directly with the Founding Principal and support her networking, BD, and promotional efforts in Europe
- Work with Founding Principal and alongside the Marketing Principal, develop a strategy for the Studio’s growth across Europe
- Build visibility for the leadership of the Paris office by identifying speaking engagements, networking opportunities, and industry events that attract potential clients and industry collaborators.
- Monitor, analyze, and report on key markets in the region on an on-going basis.
- Regularly report out leads, new business opportunities, and market research and make Go/No Go recommendations to Marketing Principal
- Work with Marketing Team to produce content for French-language bids and submissions
- Working alongside the Communications Director, strengthen relationships with key press outlets and journalists in Europe
- 5++ years of A/E industry experience in similar role
- Established network across Europe with a track record of generating both cultural and developer opportunities for design-led architecture firms
- Knowledge of industry trends and markets in Europe
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite strongly preferred
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