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Business Development Account Manager



Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Company Description

At Saatchi & Saatchi we believe in creating ideas that can live anywhere. We believe that when we work as a team, nothing is impossible. We strive to bring out the best in each other and in ourselves and expect applicants to understand the value of close collaboration. We also believe that creating transformational work requires initiative, an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold commitment to achieving measurable results and business success for the clients we service.

Job Description

The Business Development Manager will work alongside the New Business Development team to assist and coordinate opportunities to introduce the agency to prospective clients. They will be involved in brand planning and analytic activity associate with acquiring new business.


  • Works with the business development team to help craft creative briefs and provide clear, briefings to Strategy/Creative teams and remain an active contributor throughout the creative development process.
  • Able to develop a backgrounder with an understanding of the client business objectives, internal and competitive opportunities, and customer insights into actionable marketing communications strategies.
  • Provides team with direction and input to ensure business and project goals are met.
  • Exhibits enthusiasm for clients' business and industry. Maintains leading edge of knowledge of clients' business and industry.
  • Recognizes and seizes opportunities to contribute to agency new business.
  • Regularly informs business development team on status of business, help partner with resourcing to ensure the team can execute against business development initiatives.
  • Monthly maintenance and reporting on growth & marketing budget
  • Monthly maintenance and updating of salesforce tool for new business activity
  • Responsible for partnership with operations in the creation and management of RFP and Pitch Schedules
  • Works with Account Director to ensure all workstreams of pitches are running according to schedule and managing troubleshooting where needed
  • Partner with new business Admin on the coordination of travel and all related details for pitches


  • Minimum of bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field; graduate degree is a plus.
  • 3 to 5 - years of experience in account management, strategy or business development role within an advertising agency or similar.
  • Has deep knowledge and experience with multichannel marketing.
  • Understands the advertising industry & able to see areas of opportunity.
  • Has excellent presentation skills and presentation development skills.
  • Has excellent organizational skills.
  • Comfortable working in an integrated agency environment.
  • Self-starter & ambitious.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $58,500.00 - $92,000.00 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 05/30/24.