Director Business Development focus (10+ years of experience)

Location: Singapore
Vacancy number: SI1405

Do you have market research experience and a talent for building strong client relationships? Do you have a proven track record of growing business? Join SKIM’s commercial team as Director Business Development!

Your role

This role is focused mainly on developing business as well as on delivery of high quality market research projects. You, as Director Business Development, will manage large-scale market research projects, strengthening existing client relationships and expanding our client base by:

  • Setting ambitious goals and leading business development initiatives to meet these goals. Serving as the BD leader to the team and a bridge to other SKIM offices, ensuring the required time and energy is spent on BD and account management efforts
  • Managing new and existing client relationships and accounts, as well as extending our business in Asia
  • Discussing strategic marketing issues with clients and preparing innovative proposals
  • Managing and supervising project teams on all phases of a study: proposal, design, execution, analysis, presentation and recommendations
  • Contributing to the improvement of our products and services

Your profile

We are looking for an experienced market researcher who enjoys reaching out to clients pro-actively and has been successful in growing business. More specifically, we’re looking for someone with the following profile:

  • In-depth understanding of marketing and business issues, validated by approximately 10 or more years of experience in market research
  • Demonstrated experience working in the FMCG and/or Telecom, Technology and Services industries
  • Commercial attitude and acquisition power
  • Proven success in business development or account management
  • Strong analytical thinking skills and a passion for learning new quantitative research methodologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Entrepreneurial and pro-active attitude
  • Strong team player
  • Authorization to work in Singapore a plus

Our offer

SKIM is an equal opportunity employer and offers a flexible working environment. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package that includes the following:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Christmas bonus
  • Annual performance-based and profit sharing bonus
  • Regular team outings and events
  • Annual team-building day
  • High value placed on taking initiative and ownership
  • Open, communicative work environment
  • Flat organizational structure
  • Work / life balance
  • Casual dress code
  • Great passionate colleagues
  • Active training programs in place, many of which are guided on-the-job training

At SKIM we understand that our employees are our most valuable asset; we are committed to their future development and provide the opportunity to create a career that fits the aspirations of each individual. We have active training programs in place, many of which are trainings on the job.

Please note that only completed applications, consisting of a resume and cover letter written in English, will be considered.