Client Development Manager - 6 Months Contract

New role: Business Development Manager


We’re an ambitious, brave and successful creative marketing and innovation agency based in Brighton.

We are one of the leading UK agencies specialising in creating and taking to market innovative fundraising campaigns for the UK’s most ambitious charities.

We’ve worked with some of the sharpest minds in the business, such as WaterAid, Samaritans, NSPCC, Age UK, British Red Cross, UNICEF and NHS Charities Together, to name a few. We’ve created some of the most successful and exciting UK fundraising campaigns around and are exceptionally proud of what we have achieved.



We’re seeking a dynamic, proven new business winner with a brilliant attitude or track record to join our creative team to help expand Killer’s excellent portfolio.

You must be an ambitious, charismatic and enthusiastic self-starter, willing to take the initiative while playing a key role as part of the team.

You’ll also need to be social media savvy, have excellent presentation skills and a silver tongue, as well as have the desire and willingness to learn.



• Salary: £25 – 32k per annum depending on experience + excellent monthly commission

• Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday – Friday, flexible start and finish times, 3 days per week office-based,
2 days’ work from home

• Location: based at Killer’s Brighton office, working remotely during Covid-19 mandate.

• Contract: temporary maternity cover contract from December 2021 – June 2022, but a possibility of longer.




• Evidence of generating income, meeting or exceeding targets regularly and consistently

• New business pipeline generation

• Project cost estimates and quotes

• Pitching and presenting

• Ambitious and innovative new business strategies

• Experience with creative projects


• Agency experience

• Organic social media management

• Copywriting

• Content marketing



1.Generate a commercial income stream

• Generate new leads

• Have confidence in being the first point of contact for inbound leads and enquiries

• Excellent ‘people skills’ with the ability to work productively and professionally with a
range of clients and colleagues

• Professionalism with warmth and friendliness

• Confident communicator and presenter, both in person and virtually

2. Client relations

• Co-ordinating all new business enquiries

• Defining and validating all leads

• Outbound lead sourcing

• Creating and building relationships with prospects

• Working with Killer Creative colleagues to identify opportunities for growing existing clients

• Seeking insight and feedback from prospects to drive our offering and new business approach

• Leading on preparing and presenting pitches and proposals – briefing and collaborating with senior colleagues as required

• Seeking opportunities to showcase Killer Creative’s work among current and prospective clients

• Remaining abreast of creative and marketing fundraising specific trends

3. Strategy, planning and reporting

• Planning business development activity, including (but not limited to) activities such as
organic social media, newsletters, email campaigns, webinars, and events

• Delivering against the business development strategy

• Preparing reports for the fortnightly internal Business Development strategy meeting

• Managing leads on internal system and keeping client details up to date

• Writing new business reports and pipeline summaries as required by management

• Monitoring sold work and pipeline against quarterly targets

• Analysing work won and lost to identify reasons for both and areas for improvement

• Identifying changes in the market that might change our Business Development strategy

• Analysing social media, website and newsletter performance, producing a monthly report
for senior colleagues

4. Financial acumen & commercial focus

• Demonstrating a sharp commercial focus – working with Managing Director and Operations Director
to ensure the company is winning profitable work

• Liaising with Account Director to understand company resource and identify when new work could commence

• Demonstrating good business sense and the ability to work within budgets

• Showing accuracy and attention to detail in preparing proposals/information for clients

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