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VP, Business Development

Manifest in St. Louis is looking to hire a VP, Business Development. In this role, you will have the opportunity to prospect, qualify and close new business, with the goal of achieving Digital AOR status for the agency. You’ll have the opportunity to partner with Executive Leadership to set short- and long-term business development strategies against company-wide targets, and elevate awareness in the marketplace of Manifest as a digital partner. You’ll also actively mine a new business pipeline, generate leads and develop the capabilities narrative to raise the profile of Manifest. We'll look to you for your expertise in the St. Louis market, as well as across the Midwest.  


Proactively lead the identification of, research and overall management of the potential client prospect list, prioritizing the greater St. Louis area market.
Contribute to the development of Manifest’s marketing materials, including credentials/capabilities, case studies and collateral material
Prospect and contact appropriate business executives to obtain appointments, analyze business needs, and manage the sales process
Move client prospects through the sales cycle, from consideration to project engagements to ongoing retainer relationships
Achieve quarterly and annual sales revenue goals
Manage entire pitch process; Oversee internal process for responding to RFPs and preparing for pitches
Partner with Executive Leadership to allocate appropriate resources for RFP responses and pitches
Ensure proper transition of new business into the Company


9+ years in business development in the St. Louis area.
Digital marketing experience required
Professional client-facing skills; full comprehension of client businesses
Quantifiable track record of lead generation, pitches and wins in digital marketing in the St. Louis area
Excellent written, interpersonal, verbal and listening skills
Expert ability to identify and respond to opportunities to sell in agency services
Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Manifest is an equal opportunity employer. Manifest does not sponsor employment visas.

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