The Yard Creative is looking for a Director of Growth and New Business to continue to drive the business forward and become part of the succession management team. As a boutique design agency who ‘only work with clients who want to challenge their sector’ our abilities to see the world differently from others and identify opportunities for our clients, is what drives us. Our clients have already voted TYC as the No1 Naming agency, No2 Branding agency and No3 market research agency in the UK. This role will look to boost the drive to substantially grow the business over the next 3 years.
The candidate will be responsible for building on the current growth strategy and new business activities. They will use their wealth of business development experience to heighten our out-reach strategy establishing relationships with and converting new Global brands, investors and landlord clients to generate sustainable growth and a secure pipeline.
We are looking for someone with a proven track record of successful new business activities to grow revenue in the areas of research, strategy and design (branding and comms, physical design and digital design). Key sectors include Well-being and health, beauty, fashion, F&B, fintech, property and investors.
This is senior position within the business and as such the responsibilities of the Director of Growth and New Business is varied and wide-ranging and is not necessarily limited to solely sales and new business activities. We are looking for someone that is also able to provide support and mentoring to the wider business across all departments and levels.
Roles and responsibilities
This person must be ‘electric’ when in front of both new and existing clients. We are looking for someone that can be hyper relevant, regarded as a sector expert, engage any room and instil confidence regarding TYCs creative credentials. The candidate must have proven experience of working with the senior management team as well as creative teams to create business development initiatives that inspire and drive the business forward. Activities will include;
This is a client-facing role that will require the Director of Growth and New Business to be able to engage and manage clients in a proactive manner. There will be regular onsite client meetings that will be planned, managed and run by the Director of Growth and New Business, however the day to day will be conducted in our studio in London. Our client base covers UK, Europe, Middle East and the US.
Who will you be?
You’ll be your own person. Be confident in who you are, stand up for what you believe and never hide what you know. You’ll share everything you know to help others around you grow and flourish whilst be inquisitive to ask them questions back. People will describe your knowledge and energy as infectious. You’ll of course have a passion for what you do (otherwise why are you doing it?!), bring energy to the team and help grow our culture. And you’ll know the creative world. You’ll not bluff your way through, never lie and always have TYC front of mind.
You’ll be part of an agency whose profits go towards affecting climate, demographic and economic change. At a time where we’re all telling our clients to have a bigger purpose, we’re leading the way and showing others how its done.
Specific skills required for the role:
If this sounds like you then please email us your CV documenting all relevant experience.