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Business development manager/executive support

DSDHA is seeking a business development manager/executive support to join its team in London.

Business development manager/executive support

DSDHA are currently seeking to recruit to this newly created and strategic post within the business support team for our growing design and research-led studio, where we are working on an expanding number of exciting urban design, public realm and landscape projects in the UK.

Who we are

DSDHA are an award-winning architecture, urban design and research studio. Our internationally acclaimed work is engaged in a constant search for new forms of beauty, driven by our ethos ‘the city is our client’, which places people at the fore of all that we do. By deploying our spatial intelligence across a broad range of scales – from infrastructure to intimacy – we produce urban strategies and bespoke designs that tap into each project’s latent potential to foster positive urban change.

Who you are

We are currently seeking to recruit to this new and strategic senior role within the studio’s business support team.

The successful candidate will need to have at least three years’ experience in a similar role and will be an advanced user of all Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite applications.

We will also be looking for:

  • demonstrable experience and confidence in implementing business strategies
  • great aptitude and enthusiasm for graphic layout and typography, in both digital and print channels
  • excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks, work independently and within a team, and deliver in a fast-paced environment to tight deadlines
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and confident liaison with senior management, potential and existing clients and collaborators

Reporting to three directors, you will be responsible for maintaining our business strategy plan and reporting on progress against targets, identifying and cultivating new business opportunities alongside managing the production of all our speculative bid submissions, competition entries, tenders and fee proposals.

The post holder will also be managing the provision of executive support to three directors, maintaining an awareness of their priorities and diary management, and taking particular responsibility for their outward facing client and public roles in line with the overall vision and core values of DSDHA, coordinating with Deborah Saunt’s EA and the head of operations to ensure overall studio objectives are achieved.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter and portfolio examples to via the ‘apply’ link below.

We anticipate a high number of expressions of interest in this exciting position hence, with regret, we may not be able to respond to all applicants upon receipt. Those shortlisted for interview will be contacted and provided with further details and a copy of the relevant job description.

DSDHA is committed to promoting equal opportunities and building inclusion and diversity into all our teams.

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