Business Development Director, APAC
Publicis Media is one of the four solutions hubs of Publicis Groupe[Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40], alongside Publicis Communications, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare. Led by Steve King, CEO, Publicis Media is comprised of five global brands, Starcom, Zenith, Spark Foundry, Blue 449 and Performics, powered by digital first, data driven global practices that together deliver client value and business transformation. Publicis Media is committed to helping its clients navigate the modern media landscape and is present in more than 100 countries with over 17,500 employees worldwide.
A fantastic opportunity to be part of a leading Global Media Agency, Publicis Media, in our APAC Business Development team, based in Singapore.
The successful candidate would join our team and concentrate on driving business growth in the region across our four agency brands: Starcom, Zenith, Blue449 and Spark Foundry. The core requirements of this senior role would encompass all aspects of the new business process including: RFI/RFP submissions, pitch presentation approach and deck content creation, pitch collateral, as well as transitioning new clients. This role would also be responsible for leading the operational workings and fast moving nature of the pitch process including setting up timelines, communicating information to the pitch team, coordinating local markets and managing workflow. This role must collaborate relentlessly with business and practice leads to put together the best strategic, technological, trading and financial proposal to win businesses.
The ideal candidate will have the appetite to learn and collaborate with our team and be someone who is constantly pursuing new ideas in and looking for ways to grow, experiment and create work that stands out. This person needs to be an effective and efficient project manager and be able to coordinate across multiple markets. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to juggle several live projects at any one time; capable of working to tight deadlines; not afraid to work late on projects when required, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Additionally, strategic and fundamental media skills are necessary to be able to lead pitch proposal strategic content development.
Media agency experience
Extremely organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment
Ability to be versatile and handle multiple projects and markets simultaneously
Committed to high quality of work and to building positive and productive relationships with agency senior management
Strong written and verbal communicator
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint and Word
8+ years of related experience