The New Business Manager is responsible for coordinating and supporting the agency’s efforts in pitching new business for across a wide array of industry categories, from initial research through to RFP delivery and presentation.
The New Business Manager will work closely with the Chief Growth Officer in managing each stage of the process and working with other agency members of the pitch team.
What you’ll be doing:
Organize and work closely with the pitch team and all departments to ensure all aspects of the new business pitch effort is completed on schedule (and on budget) – essentially ‘managing the project’ from beginning to end
Respond to RFPs
Gather and update credential information (billings, headcount, etc)
Gather competitive info
Maintain case studies library
Contribute to development of all creative assets needed for case studies and pitches
Prepare status reports
Open, track and update all new business budgets; work with Finance to resolve any issues
Research companies using Adspender, Lexis Nexis and other tools as needed
Identify Agency conflicts before entering into pitches
Contribute to and communicate creative visions to design team and provide insight into decor of presentation room and design of materials
Manage all logistics to ensure all efforts are coordinated and running smoothly
We’d love it if you had:
Energy, drive and a love of the new business process.
1 to 3 years of full time experience in Account Management or Business Development at an advertising agency/marketing services company or consulting firm.
Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and producing strategic content
Ability to effectively manage a matrix team towards aggressive deadlines
Ability to multi-task, resolve problems and recognize appropriate escalation points
Excellent organizational skills and analytical abilities
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently and proactively
Extreme sensitivity to and respect for working in confidentiality
Willingness to work long, flexible hours
What else you can expect:
We’ve got a competitive benefits and compensation package, with vacation time that grows as you grow with us. We’re a global boutique, and as such, we have access to global discounts, perks, and offers.
We embrace diversity at VMLY&R. In fact, we celebrate it. We have different backgrounds. Passports. Genders. Orientations. Beliefs. We have different skills, ambitions and talents. We’re fresh out of school and we have years of experience. We’ve come back from serving our country. We’re returning after starting our families.We are inclusive. Full stop. Diversity enriches our culture, enhances our worldview and makes us better partners to our clients and better citizens of the world. Our differences add up to a stronger whole, because it takes all kinds of people to build all kinds of brands. We are VMLY&R.
VMLY&R is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.