New Business Director, Chicago, Illinois

Agency Ogilvy
Created 06/11/2021
Reference 2021-9412
Category Business Development
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago

New Business is not a department. It's a mindset.

The Freelance New Business Director is responsible for supporting business development for Ogilvy Chicago through exceptional lead generation, capture, proposal writing, and proposal management. The New Business Director works directly with the Chief Growth Officer, office leadership, and subject matter experts to set the ambition and support thought leadership and agency marketing.u202fThey partner with client services, strategy, creative, production, media, and analysts as champions of growth. The Freelance New Business Director will handle a wide range of assignments, projects, and/or clients with a high degree of success and independence.

*This is a FREELANCE and/or FREELANCE TO HIRE position*


  • Previous experience of new business development in advertising, public relations, marketing communications, or related professional services industry.
  • Proven ability to write ambitious business development plans and content and deliver against it.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to apply them in a range of presentation settings.
  • Ability to demonstrate an outstanding degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all written work and analytical content.
  • Team player with a can do / 'sleeves rolled up' attitude.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.
  • Ability to multitask multiple opportunities at the same time.
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels internally and externally, and sell ideas and suite of services
  • Understanding of brands and their relationship with communications.

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