NOW FILLED – Head of Business Development, Wild Dog Design, Brighton – £45-60K + Bonus

Posted on September 14th.

Head of Business Development – Wild Dog Design

Central Brighton

£45-60K + Bonus


The Company

Founded in 1997, Wild Dog are an award-winning, Brighton-based digital design agency with a deep understanding of technology, a passion for beautiful design and the experience to combine the two. Our client list includes Southern Water, City of London School, Public Health England, Whyte & Brown, Hubble Kitchens and Ciceroni Travel.

From initial design concepts through to the most advanced, integrated digital web-based projects our team of creative, smart, tech-savvy, fun professionals regularly move heaven and earth to help their clients realise their business objectives.


The Role of Head of Business Development

We’re now looking to recruit an outstanding Head of Business Development. Reporting to the MD you’ll be responsible for developing, nurturing and closing new business leads to contribute to the successful growth of the business. Key responsibilities are:

  • Initiating and building long-term client relationships
  • Winning profitable new business
  • Working collaboratively with the MD and the senior management team
  • Account managing new business won – managing projects and nurturing clients
  • Raising the profile of Wild Dog Design via networking, speaking at conferences and attending exhibitions


The Ideal Candidate for the Head of Business Development Role

You’ll be an experienced agency new business person with prior success in new business generation for a digital design agency. You’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Able to generate new business via research, incoming leads, networking, qualified leads, event attendance, conference speaking and recommendations
  • Experience in developing and managing new business systems and processes
  • Knowledge of digital – understands how a digital project evolves and what everyone’s role is
  • Experience of account managing/project managing, nurturing multi-skilled creative/tech projects
  • A belief in and passion for technology and design
  • Hard-working, highly-organised, motivated, genuinely wants to deliver a project for clients that is beautifully-crafted and considered
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills – able to write and articulate a brief back to a client
  • Able to truly listen
  • Able to regularly report back to the senior management team on the evolving new business development strategy
  • Full UK driving licence and valid passport and happy to travel occasionally to international conferences


Personality Profile for the Head of Business Development

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Charm
  • Relaxed, patient, calm
  • Cares for the success of clients
  • Comfortable in a small team
  • Not too proud (we all make tea!)
  • Fun
  • Driven to take initiative
  • Loves learning from others and helping others learn
  • Wants to over deliver for clients and the agency
  • Interested in colleagues’ roles
  • Has interests outside work


This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful, ambitious and growing digital design agency team in a central Brighton location.

To apply please send your CV to