David Chipperfield Architects is seeking a new business manager to join its team in London.
David Chipperfield Architects is a leading international architectural practice. We are looking for an experienced new business professional to join our London office. This is an exciting and busy time for the practice, with potential projects assessed and pursued from a diverse range of typologies, located worldwide.
You will manage the process for new business, overseeing potential new business enquiries for David Chipperfield Architects London from initial enquiry through to contract signature and/or handover to the design teams. Key responsibilities would be helping to shape and prioritise annual plans and strategy, advising the director on areas for development of new work and carrying out of targeted research for potential new markets and opportunities. You will actively cultivate market intelligence, research new and existing market opportunities, reach out to potential clients and partners, and project manage the overall workplan for the team, creating reports and managing submissions and opportunities to bid for new work.
You should have a strong passion for design led architecture and an interest in the business, marketing and acquisitions side of architecture. Extensive previous experience working on architectural tenders and bids is required. Strong communication skills including bid writing and research are required. A proven ability to deliver high quality work on demanding deadlines and a pragmatic approach to setting priorities are critical to this role. This role demands a dedicated self-starter with great teamworking and collaboration skills who shares our creative ambitions.