Business Development Manager

EFFEKT is seeking an ambitious and experienced Business Development Manager for our team in Copenhagen

Ansøgningsfrist 16. oktober 2022

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The Business Development Manager will be an integral part of a dedicated team tasked with securing new and exciting opportunities for our growing practice. We are therefore looking for a person with a keen interest in the business side of design and architecture, who thrives working with a broad range of tasks and appreciates a lively, social, & creative work environment

You will sit with a highly motivated BD team and have daily interactions with the entire company organization, from design teams to administration departments, and report to the Director of Business Development. This is a full time position in our Nørrebro office that will start immediately.

Primary responsibilities to include:

  • Find and assess opportunities in Denmark & international markets, with the ability to make articulate recommendations
  • Initiate, lead, & deliver special projects & proactive initiatives to help advance the opening of new markets (including both geographic regions & sectors)
  • Strategize & propose new business development initiatives, with necessary follow up to realize them
  • Arrange meetings with existing & potential clients in the EFFEKT network & nurture these relationships
  • Maintain & forge new relationships with consultants
  • Manage the acquisition process from initial project vetting, to teaming, negotiation, production & final delivery with minimal oversight
  • Manage 4-5+ simultaneous pursuits with limited oversight & share key updates/status with the BIZ team in a timely manner
  • Prepare tenders, PQs, pitches for both domestic & international markets
  • Produce content independently (while discussing key strategy points w/ Director &/or Partners) while coming up with ideas within the PQ/proposal that distinguish our submission/point of view
  • Maintain a clear overview of a continuous flow of business related inquires & assessment of potential projects
  • Lead meetings, office tours, & project tours with consultants & Clients
  • Represent EFFEKT at events & conferences as a “face” of the firm
  • Negotiate consultant fees for concepts/competitions
  • Ability to interface with internal departments to complete any of the above (i.e. Operations, Communications, Finance etc.)
  • Maintain background tasks & identify new improvements for efficient organization
  • Provide mentorship, training & support to junior team members
  • Give active support to the Director of Business Development, Management, & Partners in our international growth strategy


Qualifications & competencies sought:

  • You have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the field of Architecture, Landscape, Engineering, Real Estate, Construction, or the like, in a related position
  • Masters level degree in either Marketing, Business, Communication, Architecture, Landscape, and/or Urban Planning;
  • You are fluent in Danish & English, oral as well as written (fluency in additional language(s) is also a plus)
  • You have a proficiency in MS Office & Adobe CS (especially InDesign) with an eye for graphic design & knack for storytelling
  • You have experience with data management & a CRM Management software (Salesforce is a plus)
  • You are able to independently manage several simultaneous pursuits with little oversight
  • You have a natural interest in architecture & business development & take pride in the work you do
  • You have an outgoing personality & positive attitude
  • You are able to stay focused in a busy & ad-hoc work environment
  • You have a keen attention to detail
  • You work efficiently & have a proactive & have an enthusiastic approach to assignments
  • You work independently & are an excellent organizer of your tasks
  • Take initiative & bring ideas to the table



Please send your application including CV and a motivated application letter in .pdf format (max 8 MB) to www.effekt.dk/apply-now. Application deadline is Sunday, October 16, 2022, however applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a continual basis. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Zitner, jz@effekt.dk / (+45) 25104461 if you have any inquiries.


All applications are treated confidentially & according to The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).



EFFEKT is multidisciplinary research & design studio working in the intersection of architecture, urbanism, landscape & design. Through our work we aim to inspire & implement solutions help to solve some of the major global challenges, eventually enabling at better everyday life for people & the planet. In our studio in Copenhagen we currently employ 60+ people of mixed cultural & educational background