Roger Ferris + Partners is seeking a well-versed, highly-motivated candidate to lead and manage our business development initiatives. This is an opportunity to help shape the direction of a firm that is well-positioned and poised for meaningful and immediate growth. Candidates must demonstrate a depth of experience and understanding for industry specific trends and opportunities in brand growth and development. In particular, candidates must demonstrate success in the strategic placement and publication of project material in architecture, design and culture printed and digital media. Working closely with firm leadership, candidates will identify and pursue opportunities and strategic initiatives aimed at increasing the firm’s visibility, including attendance and participation at industry events, targeted speaking engagements and roundtable discussions. Candidates will be responsible for managing our potential project database, responding to requests for information and qualifications and working with firm leadership to develop proposals, presentations and other materials necessary for the pursuit of new business. Candidates will be responsible for managing and developing marketing and communications material, including project descriptions and data sheets, professional photography, press kits, and award submissions. Candidates will be a primary point of contact for clients, consultants and vendors.
Candidates will be expected to work out of our primary Westport, CT office part time, approximately three days a week, and may work out of New York City for the remainder of the week. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Experience and Qualifications:
Legal status to work in the US, including a valid working permit and/or visa
Completion of an accredited program in architecture, design or communications
Not less than ten (10) years of professional experience in a business development position within a high-end, distinguished architecture practice
Significant experience pitching to and working with established industry media in the placement and publication of architectural projects
A thought leader
Highly collaborative, self-motivated and able to manage, direct and lead effectively and efficiently
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills – Graphic, written and verbal
Meticulous, detail-oriented and well organized
Exceptional time management skills
Demonstrated ability to create clear, concise and visually compelling presentation and marketing collateral
An innate desire to produce meaningful work
Affinity for art and architecture
Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design
For those interested, please send an email with the subject, “Senior Business Development Manager,” and submit a single document containing a cover letter, your resume and work samples in .pdf format to: email@example.com
Incomplete submissions will be discarded.
About Roger Ferris + Partners
Roger Ferris and Partners is a renowned Architectural firm practicing architecture, interior design and masterplanning services for private and public sectors. Our design approach synthesizes creative imagination and rational logic. Our approach to design and our passion for diverse and challenging projects is enhanced by the ability to cross-pollinate design skills among building typologies. The design strategies employed are defined by a clear organizational methodology and are implemented through careful attention to human scale. In fact, practicing architecture and planning at a variety of scales is not only a component of the firm’s root philosophy, it supports and advances our work.
Upon examining our body of work, one discovers projects that are not necessarily linked stylistically; however, each design solution represents a contextual response, whether to an existing urban environment or to elements in a natural landscape. We have strategically pursued work with a wide range of clients, resulting in projects of various types and scales. These include master plans, commercial buildings, office interiors and single-family residences. Each discipline informs the other an...d the projects vary in size from small and often intricate essays in interior design to large, complex buildings defined by beautifully proportioned, well-executed spaces with well-developed details. Our methodology embodies unique design sensitivity and allows for a focused approach that is applied in various ways to all of the firm’s projects. The firm is committed to providing noteworthy architecture that responds to its environment while still further engaging the process of design exploration. The multitude of our project scales allows for investigations in details and construction methods unparalleled by most practices. Roger Ferris and Partners have won over 70 regional and national awards and international citations and are recognized as a world leader in both commercial and residential architecture.