ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Business Development Director at SMAKK, you’ll provide leadership across acquiring new branding and website projects, while keeping up-to-date on daily project activities. You’ll identify a client’s business needs and work independently to understand, define and build effective and innovative solutions that generate new business.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Run end-to-end pitch processes, including establishing initial opportunities, interfacing with prospective clients, and creating proposals and SOW responses
Manage account profitability by negotiating statements of work, ensuring work is delivered on budget, and working with finance and account team to create billing and invoicing schedules
Onboard new clients and brief-in internal team on new projects and their requirements
Expand contacts with key client project contacts and maintain strong post-engagement relationships introducing new opportunities accordingly
Create and execute on outbound marketing and sales strategy
Network and cold call on behalf of agency to secure new business meetings and qualified contacts for partners
Research/find relevant RFP’s and initiate relationships with agency search firms
Identity networking events for partner participation (trade shows, conferences, events)
Represent the agency at events
Submit agency work for industry awards
Publish content to the agency blog and social channels
Find opportunities for partners to present/speak, lead workshops, panel participation, etc.
WHO YOU ARE:
Minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in business development at a creative or marketing agency
Experience working with consumer brands and/or DTC brands - with a focus within the Skincare, Beauty, Health & Wellness space
Must be comfortable talking with CEO’s, CMO’s, technical leads and marketers about digital marketing needs and branding
Must have familiarity with the web design and development process, technical terminology and industry trends and standards
Must be aware of trends in marketing and advertising
Exceptional Organizational Skills
Great Communication Skills - written and presentation
Ability to work quickly as part of a fast paced team
Fast learner with a great memory for details
Aptitude to learn more and grow not just yourself but your team
Acute analytical skills and superb attention to detail
Work effectively in a team environment including close interaction with clients
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
WHY WORK WITH US?
We are a a close knit team that values empathy and curiosity in our approach to projects and teamwork
Collaboration is at our core - we prioritize learning from our challenges, adapt and adjust to consistently improve as a group and individually
We don’t just move on from one win to the next - we acknowledge and celebrate
We believe investing in our team is our future success. We provide financial assistance for professional development and continued career development support
Competitive benefits: matching 401k, fully paid health, vision and dental benefits
We value mental health and self care and have policies to support your needs
We value having fun and embrace slowing down during the summer months with Summer Fridays and company happy hours year round
We truly mean work from where you want to work. We’re based in NYC with a collaboration space in SoHo, but our team works locally and remote from wherever they would like
SMAKK is a branding and marketing agency with a purpose. We use our focused set of capabilities to develop and grow world-changing brands that are better for people and the planet.
Founded in 2011 and based in NYC, we are proudly one of the .1% of creative agencies owned by women. Today, our services include brand strategy and development, website design and development, packaging design, and marketing strategy and execution. We work with brands across a range of sectors including wellness and personal care, beauty, lifestyle, and social impact. Past clients have included The Honey Pot Co., S.C. Johnson, Busy Co, Conscious Step, Shiseido, Two Blind Brothers, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.