Business Development Manager at EFFEKT Arkitekter

Opdateret 09.09.22

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

The position 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 Application deadline is Sunday, October 16, 2022, however applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a continual basis.

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

Ansøgningsfrist: 16.10.2022