Business Development Leader I
Yazdani Studio
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1,001-5,000 employees

Integrated design firm enhancing human life
Company Overview
CannonDesign stands out as a leading integrated design firm, employing over 1,000 creative thinkers dedicated to addressing complex societal challenges through their unique Living-Centered Design approach. This approach focuses on the intricate interdependencies between people, businesses, communities, society, and the environment, aiming to improve human life. The firm's commitment to equity in education, accessible healthcare, and inclusive communities, alongside its continuous exploration of new ideas, has earned it recognition as one of the world's most forward-thinking companies.
Social Impact

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New York, New York

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Strategy Development
Business Development
Business & Strategy
  • A minimum of 10 years of related work experience in marketing / business development roles required.
  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of marketing business plans.
  • A degree in marketing or related field preferred. Additional education and/or certifications / training a plus
  • Proven track record of the ability to develop significant relationships that increase our opportunity pipeline.
  • Business acumen and ability to develop, influence and execute strategy.
  • Communicates authentically and respectfully.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT)
  • Experience with CRM Platforms, such as Salesforce, a plus
  • Some travel required.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to Market and Client Leaders in the development of new business development opportunities with client partners to achieve top line targets.
  • Demonstrate effective pre-positioning and intelligence gathering activity that identifies key issues and potential differentiators in client pursuits.
  • Partner with the Office Practice Leader, the Director of BMBD, Market and Service Line Leaders, and other Business Development Leaders in the progression of networking, intelligence gathering and pursuit strategies.
  • Work with Market Leaders, Client Leaders and the BMBD Team in the development and implementation of best practices for client pursuit and retention strategies within the office and firm wide.
  • Participate in the annual business planning process with the Office Leadership Team.
  • Develop and advance internal and external networks within core markets, practices, and service lines.
  • Lead client engagement meetings in the office and bring together Market and Client Leaders bi-weekly to advance marketing and business development activities around target clients and new opportunities.
  • Maintain active watch on pipeline and have a deep understanding of pipeline; drive Salesforce use by others in client-facing roles to keep information accurate, assess performance and develop actionable insights to stay on plan.
  • Provide strategic input in all phases of client engagement process and activities, including developing effective capture plans, ensuring prepositioning activities are completed prior to receipt of RFQs/RFPs, and assisting in the development of the pursuit approach and implementation of client intelligence in proposals and interviews.
  • Strengthen CannonDesign’s brand in the marketplace and become a champion of Living-Centered Design.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to Client Leaders and Emerging Client Leaders in the areas of marketing and business development: client relationship-building, networking, pursuit strategy and implementation.