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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Business Development
Business Development Manager
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Laughlin Constable | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

For over 40 years, Laughlin Constable has been exceeding expectations of clients in fields from entertainment to health care to tourism. We're a client-driven culture, looking for motivated, resourceful, and talented individuals to help us take things from Now to Next.

We offer competitive salaries, comfortable working space, flexible working schedule, tuition reimbursement, and many other benefits. Just ask us about the parties!

The Business Development Manager is responsible for creation, development and management of integrated marketing materials and content development in support of new business opportunities.


* Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of past and current programming, core services, process solutions and technology, in order to provide the most relevant information, capabilities and case studies related to specific business opportunities.
* Develops & assists with preparation of response materials (i.e., RFIs, RFPs, pitch development, design and assembly), including general credential materials, case studies, pitch decks, and work samples.
* Creates and develops agency work experience content for sales and marketing materials, ensuring consistent design and format, based on input by LC subject matter experts and senior leaders
* Assists with complex pitches and prospect meetings, work effectively with all agency capabilities and stakeholders and use their expertise appropriately.
* Owns the quality and final deliverable of RFIs/RFPs.
* Proactively manages agency information, i.e. keep agency information up to date, gather current case studies, etc.
* Oversees maintenance of customer relationship management system and resource library.
* Stays current with emerging markets, industry trends and best practices.
* Proactively identifies new business opportunities.
* Assists with agency events and outreach to potential speakers and attendees
* Follows-up on new business leads.
* Reports to the SVP, Business Development.
* Manage and lead a Business Development coordinator and/or intern.


* Dynamic self-motived individual with experience in content development, writing, and copy editing for a variety of uses including, prospect outreach, pitch/presentation materials, RFIs and RFPs.
* Understanding of basic marketing fundamentals, e-commerce, content creation and integration, campaign design and marketing promotion. Experience working on/leading client teams and delivering marketing programming and deliverables a plus.
* Pro-active, confident, enthusiastic, motivated individual with proven abilities in writing and project management
* Interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external clients, build consensus and work effectively within a cross-functional team.
* Ability to multi-task and handle cross-functional roles and thrive in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.
* Demonstrated ability to proactively troubleshoot potential problems, devise and implement alternative solutions.
* Ability to manage multiple projects, time sensitive content and evolving technology.
* Attention to detail, project and time management skills
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
* Excellent written, verbal, proofreading, and organizational skills
* Proven ability to manage complex projects, multi-task and meet corresponding deadlines
* Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; equally versatile in professional and creative writing and can adapt tone, style, grammar, vocabulary, etc. based on audience
* Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities and multiple tasks
* Highly proficient in MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Word, Keynote
* Handles pressure exceedingly well
* Holds themselves and others to the highest standards of performance
* Broad campaign experience, including print, broadcast, online outdoor, direct marketing helpful
* Strong research skills
* Strategic thinker


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required, preferably in Marketing, Communications or related field.
* Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (account service, strategy, project management, media, digital)

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position but is rather the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties and employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains "at-will".

Laughlin Constable is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This is a non-management position

This is a full time position

About Laughlin Constable

We believe it and live it: OUR BUSINESS CREATES IDEAS. We strive to be a leading creative agency in the digital age. We challenge ourselves to combine fresh insights and technical skills that can help attract, connect and engage our clients' best prospects to their brands. We cherish the independence that allows us to answer to no one other than our clients and ourselves.