Business Development Director

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Location: San Francisco CA

We’re looking for a seasoned business development professional to expand our client base. Only candidates with passion for Asian-American advertising/marketing need apply. You must love to network at community and industry events and be equally comfortable with conducting research, developing Request for Proposals (RFP) and making cold calls to potential clients. Must have demonstrated presentation and sales skills. The BD Director works to improve the company’s market position and achieve financial growth. The BD Director defines long-term organizational strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions. This position reports to the President.

• Develop and pursue sales leads and prospective clients
• Lead pitches for RFPs
• Work with the team to prepare and deliver presentations and proposals
• Negotiate and close business deals
• Develop business plans that include marketing strategies
• Maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions and reporting results to key staff
• Build and maintain important client relationships
• Manage the BD process until the project is handled off to Account Services
• Represent the company at events to build the company’s positive reputation Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred)
• 5 -10 years’ experience
• Knowledge of Asian-American market and the advertising industry
• Proven revenue generation
• Strategy and management experience

About DAE
Founded in 1990, DAE is an award-winning, full service communication and advertising agency specializing in the growing Asian American and multicultural segment. As one of the top 10 segment leaders in the advertising industry, we serve a spectrum of business sectors, including but not limited to airlines, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, healthcare, media, technology and the public sector. We take immerse pride in having served and continuing to serve many well-known brands such as Wells Fargo Bank, AARP, Southwest Airlines, Asian Art Museum, El Camino Hospital and more. Recognitions we have received include the 2015 3AF Creative Excellence Campaign of the Year Silver Award, 2014 Multicultural Marketing Achievement Award, 2013 3AF Creative Campaign of the Year Gold Award, Gold and Bronze EFFIE, Grand prize ANA Multicultural Excellent Awards.

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