Head of Business Development



Attractive with agency perks

Denholm’s client, a multi-award-winning communications agency based in Edinburgh, is looking for an experienced Head of Business Development to join the team.

This is a new and exciting role within the agency and will straddle both new business and marketing.  This new agency division has ambitious plans for growth this year and already work with an impressive global client list.

In order to thrive in this role, we are looking for candidates with a strong background in global pharmaceutical organisations or the health and wellbeing industry as well has a proven track record in development a new business plan from scratch, identifying and prospecting new clients and meeting potential clients by growing, maintaining and leveraging your own network.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Generate new business leads and enquiries – new clients within the health, pharma and wellbeing sector (on a global scale)
  • Liaise with intermediaries and partners to generate leads and work up client strategies
  • Develop marketing plans that include events, social media, content curation through thought leadership, blogs and videos
  • Updating and developing new business credentials
  • Keeping the request for information up to date (biographies, photos, philosophy, policies)
  • Research client industry to inform marketing/creative strategy

Personality is almost as important as experience and the successful candidate must not only demonstrate a proven track record in securing new business but also be creative, tenacious and highly enthusiastic.  

Skills essential to the role:

  • Someone with experience of the pharma/health sector is vital
  • Commercially aware
  • A good black book of contacts across the UK
  • Network and represent the agency at events
  • Good at networking and generating leads
  • Experience of public speaking and representing the agency at events

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the best agencies in Scotland on a global scale.  Opportunities like this don’t come around very often so give me a call to find out more.

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If you'd like more information on this opportunity, please get in touch today!

Jackie Anderson, Head of Agency, Principal Consultant

Call 0131 553 8054
Email jackie@denholmassociates.com

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