Business Development Director
New York, USA


The successful candidate will drive our new business development efforts to support continued growth of GHAVA’s long-standing direction and design offerings. Candidates should possess strong business acumen, bringing relevant industry knowledge and a proven ability to develop messages based on data gathered from multiple touch points. Because of GHAVA’s unique multidisciplinary team-based approach, candidate’s ability to work in collaborative work environments is a must. This individual will be responsible for efficient management of an account development process, including lead research and generation, collaborative development of solutions, and effective presentation of solutions in the form of written proposals. Established in 1994, Graphic Havoc a visual agency (GHAVA for short) is a direction and design studio. Our approach is highly collaborative and focused on innovation. GHAVA executes tailored solutions in any medium to meet the communication needs of our clients, helping them create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences. With a core team of 5 creatives, GHAVA provides art and creative direction, graphic design, brand identity development, and moving image direction for live action and animation that span multiple technologies and media outlets. GHAVA works across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, publishing, education, finance, retail, and fashion. Compensation to be negotiated. Essential Skills and Responsibilities (most critical to success): Lead Generation: in partnership with the cofounders, research and develop list of potential clients, proactively identify, locate, and qualify new business leads. Work with the team to develop and secure new opportunities. Communications: creatively and confidently convey the added value of GHAVA’s services to current and prospective clients. Effectively guide the GHAVA team in crafting a strong approach that addresses the needs of the project and the client’s goals. Execution: respond to RFP’s and RFI’s in a timely manner and with an informed understanding of customer’s needs, industry best practices while emphasizing the positive impact GHAVA can have on their business. Collect initial drafts and supporting verbal, written and graphic input from our team. Incorporate drafts into professionally formatted and clearly structured documents. Generate comprehensive and visually compelling proposals which provide sufficient detail to meet customers’ business and technical requirements. Confidently, position GHAVA’s solution and skills relative to other solutions potentially offered by competitors. Organization: build relationships with cross-functional teams including business development, marketing, strategy, design research, technology, program management, finance and legal. Demonstrate the ability to leverage internal and external resources to better understand client’s industry, vernacular and typical industry practice. Remain current on industry trends, best practices and relevant topics to grow domain expertise. Examine portfolio and history of competitive comparative landscape so as to better understand GHAVA’s value proposition and design process distinctions. Specific Skills Graphic Design or Advertising firm experience desired. General knowledge/understanding of design research.Industry knowledge around print, film, video, and interactive production is a plus. Experience taking commercial projects from research to definition through design and production is desired