Our business development team are responsible for driving growth for RY. They have the skills to take our business objectives and strategy and translate that into new revenue.

They map prospective clients, identifying where there may be appetite for our services and the budget to procure them. They engage intelligently to ensure we are an agency of choice for our prospects, then working with our strategy and client services teams to win pitch opportunities. We're looking for a Business Development Executive to be the growth partner for one of RY’s offer areas, generating a pipeline of opportunities and helping the business develop these into client relationships.

Responsibilities include

- Ensure opportunities are in-line with company growth goals and qualified against RY’s strategic, commercial and operational requirements.

- Ensure that we can articulate why a prospect should choose RY, rather than one of its competitor set.

- Help instill a best practice approach to new business within RY.

- Have an in-depth knowledge of our integrated approach and breadth of offer, articulating that in a clear and compelling way.

- Research and assess new opportunities to promote RY services, such as conferences, exhibitions and networking events which we can attend to promote RY.

Requirements

- Ruthlessly organised, self sufficient with loads of enthusiasm.

- You use a range of problem solving techniques to refine thinking and find solutions and know where to go for help either online resources or people.

- You can present and ‘sell’ work, using an authentic and natural style, which builds rapport and fosters good chemistry.

- You have excellent written and verbal communications skills, including copywriting, copy editing and proofreading.

- You’re prepared to test bold ideas and challenge the status quo – always in a respectful manner.

- You have an understanding of the external communications channel mix (media, social media, digital) and the relationship between business development and marketing.

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