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Business Development Director - Media Company

Augustus

Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP239-09

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

ROLE:

We are looking for a detail-oriented and driven Director of Business Development to work across our portfolio of brands, Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi and SMASHI TV to increase company revenue by identifying profitable business opportunities and developing long-term business growth strategies. The responsibilities of the Director of Business Development include recommending ways to improve operations planning, attending meetings with clients and advisors, notifying partners of key business developments and managing the team. You should also be able to assess business risks by analyzing financial, statistical, and economic data.

REQUIREMENTS:

- 7-9 years of experience
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, or related field; Master's degree is advantageous.
- Proven business development, sales, or marketing experience.
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Exceptional leadership and management skills.
- Effective communication and negotiation skills.
- Strong business acumen.
- Detail-oriented and persuasive.

Requirements

SKILLS :

- Building solid relationships with customers, vendors and distributors, as well as sales and marketing teams.
- Developing in-depth knowledge of company offerings to identify profitable business opportunities.
- Directing marketing efforts by presenting market research to marketing directors and suggesting strategies to expand market research.
- Assessing marketing and sales as well as supplier and vendor operations and recommending improvements as needed.
- Preparing all documentation required for requests for proposals
- Researching emerging trends and recommending new company offerings to satisfy customers’ needs.
- Developing and managing strategic partnerships to grow business.
- Presenting business or marketing opportunities to company executives and management.

PEOPLE :

- Assist in fostering a high performance led culture; play a central role in recruiting new talent and retention of existing talent in the team/business
- Act as a strong leader with the ability to listen effectively and influence a team
- Actively contribute to the leadership in terms of agency/sector vision and be seen as a leader – displaying gravitas, managing difficult client relationships, and demonstrating an understanding of business finance
- Apply emotional intelligence in your role as Line Manager; develop SMART performance career plans for direct report/s, successfully manage employee issues and difficult employee communications, and mentor/coach team members to develop their potential
- Create and drive initiatives to strengthen skills, promote loyalty, enthusiasm and culture of a practice or the office through training and/or other responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

- Build on your emotional intelligence and self-awareness
- Grow your presence in the industry, including relationships within agency partners and industry bodies to support professional stature
- Complete mandatory training

ABOUT AUGUSTUS

The consumption of media is ever present, yet the mediums and the means are ever evolving. We are a ‘New Media’ company, born in one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the Middle East. Our vision is to establish and maintain a ‘New Order’ of media advertising with data and content at the heart of everything we do.

Augustus is a Middle Eastern digital media company based in Dubai and Riyadh and has been designed to adapt and evolve to this perpetually changing media environment. Our mission is to be the ‘New Media’ company of choice in the Middle East by generating profitable growth through innovation and breaking the mold in marketing communications.

Values

We understand that achieving our mission is based upon strong values and we have identified
three that sit right at our core.

- Ingenuity: There is a bit of genius in everything we do. We take pride in our creative originality.
- Tenacity: Good things come to those who work for them. We always persevere and persist.
- Velocity: High level performance is about speed and momentum. We are fast and agile in how we think, operate and how we act

About the Company

About Augustus

We are a ‘New Media’ company, born in one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the Middle East. Our mission is to be the ‘New Media’ company of choice in the Middle East by generating profitable growth through innovation and breaking the mold in marketing communications.

Augustus established in 2015 with offices in Dubai & Riyadh, recognised as SME company of the year at the 2018 MENA Effies. Current portfolio of brands includes Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi & SMASHI TV.

Values

We understand that achieving our mission is based upon strong values and we have identified three that sit right at our core.

  • Ingenuity: There is a bit of genius in everything we do. We take pride in our creative originality.
  • Tenacity: Good things come to those who work for them. We always persevere and persist.
  • Velocity: High level performance is about speed and momentum. We are fast and agile in how we think, operate and how we act.

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