Business Development Executive

This is not your typical sales job, so don’t expect just cold calling or closing deals with potential clients. We’re looking for a Business Development Executive who gets that it’s about nurturing your relationships with the clients.

You’ll have to be customer-oriented with a drive to achieve goals and create the best customer experience possible. You’ll understand clients’ needs and put forth forward-thinking ideas that align with their goals while promoting KD’s services to them.

In short, we’re looking for someone who cherishes the long-term relationships they build with clients. If this sounds like something you enjoy, this could be the role for you.

3 best things about the role:

  • You’ll get to grow your network and meet people from all different industries and companies.
  • You’ll get to work on pitches and proposals where you’ll brainstorm with a supportive, creative team.
  • You’ll get to hone your relationship-building and communication skills.

What your day looks like:

  • You’ll attend to new business leads and keep existing leads warm.
  • You’ll suggest and upsell services that may be of interest to clients.
  • You’ll construct detailed creative pitch briefs upon understanding clients’ needs.
  • You’ll work closely with the internal team to draft creative proposals for clients.
  • You’ll ensure all creative work delivered is of high quality, on time, and meets budget.
  • You’ll set expectations and find balance between what clients want versus KD’s expertise and recommendations.
  • You’ll ensure clients understand the agreed-upon workflows and continuously follow up with them throughout the delivery process.
  • You’ll seek to retain existing clients by nurturing and maintaining meaningful relationships with them.
  • You’ll set a vision for the pitched project to give team members a sense of purpose and motivation.
  • You’ll create a work environment that encourages and uplifts the team to achieve the target together.

What you’ll bring:

  • Required: At minimum, a diploma accreditation in any relevant field.
  • Preferred: 1 year minimum of working experience in the business development or digital marketing field.
  • This will be a commission-based role and you will be rewarded for closing deals with clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to connect and interact with potential clients over call.
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and persuasive skills.
  • Basic knowledge of the social media and digital marketing landscape.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and an eye for quality content.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a proactive attitude and passion for the creative industry.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt your skillset to any situation, brand, or industry.
  • Possess your own transport because you’ll be required to travel around frequently.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Bonus points if you are also able to speak and write Mandarin.