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Working As A Head Of Business Development

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $144,042

    Average Salary

What Does A Head Of Business Development Do

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Duties

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers typically do the following:

  • Work with department heads or staff to discuss topics such as budgets and contracts, marketing plans, and the selection of advertising media
  • Plan promotional campaigns such as contests, coupons, or giveaways
  • Plan advertising campaigns, including which media to advertise in, such as radio, television, print, online media, and billboards
  • Negotiate advertising contracts
  • Evaluate the look and feel of websites used in campaigns or layouts, which are sketches or plans for an advertisement
  • Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings to understand customer and market opportunities for businesses
  • Develop pricing strategies for products or services marketed to the target customers of a firm
  • Meet with clients to provide marketing or technical advice
  • Direct the hiring of advertising, promotions, and marketing staff and oversee their daily activities

Advertising managers create interest among potential buyers of a product or service. They do this for a department, for an entire organization, or on a project basis (referred to as an account). Advertising managers work in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in organizations that advertise heavily.

Advertising managers work with sales staff and others to generate ideas for an advertising campaign. They oversee the staff that develops the advertising. They work with the finance department to prepare a budget and cost estimates for the campaign.

Often, advertising managers serve as liaisons between the client and the advertising or promotion agency that develops and places the ads. In larger organizations with extensive advertising departments, different advertising managers may oversee in-house accounts and creative and media services departments.

In addition, some advertising managers specialize in a particular field or type of advertising. For example, media directors determine the way in which an advertising campaign reaches customers. They can use any or all of various media, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and outdoor signs. 

Advertising managers known as account executives manage clients’ accounts, but they are not responsible for developing or supervising the creation or presentation of advertising. That task becomes the work of the creative services department.

Promotions managers direct programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales. Often, the programs use direct mail, inserts in newspapers, Internet advertisements, in-store displays, product endorsements, or special events to target customers. Purchasing incentives may include discounts, samples, gifts, rebates, coupons, sweepstakes, or contests.

Marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services that an organization and its competitors offer. They identify potential markets for the organization’s products.

Marketing managers also develop pricing strategies to help organizations maximize their profits and market share while ensuring that the organizations’ customers are satisfied. They work with sales, public relations, and product development staff.

For example, a marketing manager may monitor trends that indicate the need for a new product or service. Then he or she oversees the development of that product or service. For more information on sales or public relations, see the profiles on sales managers, public relations and fundraising managers, public relations specialists, and market research analysts.

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How To Become A Head Of Business Development

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. These managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. For advertising management positions, some employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in advertising or journalism. A relevant course of study might include classes in marketing, consumer behavior, market research, sales, communication methods and technology, visual arts, art history, and photography.

Most marketing managers need a bachelor’s degree. Courses in business law, management, economics, finance, computer science, mathematics, and statistics are advantageous. For example, courses in computer science are helpful in developing an approach to maximize online traffic, by utilizing online search results, because maximizing such traffic is critical for digital advertisements and promotions. In addition, completing an internship while in school can be useful.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; buyers or purchasing agents; or public relations specialists.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization. 

Communication skills. Managers must be able to communicate effectively with a broad-based team made up of other managers or staff members during the advertising, promotions, and marketing process. They must also be able to communicate persuasively with the public.

Creativity. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas.

Decisionmaking skills. Managers often must choose between competing advertising and marketing strategies put forward by staff.

Interpersonal skills. These managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization.

Organizational skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members.

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Head Of Business Development Career Paths

Head Of Business Development
Co-Founder Director Of Sales And Marketing
Director Of Global Sales
13 Yearsyrs
Business Development Director Product Management Director
Director Of Marketing And Product Management
10 Yearsyrs
General Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales, Americas
13 Yearsyrs
Managing Director Marketing Consultant
Director, Product Marketing
11 Yearsyrs
General Manager Business Development Director
Director, Strategic Accounts
13 Yearsyrs
Co-Founder Business Development Director
Director, Strategic Alliances
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Senior Manager Of Marketing
Director, Strategic Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Head Of Marketing Marketing Director
Executive Director, Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Vice President, Business Development Senior Vice President Of Marketing
Executive Vice President Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Vice President, Business Development Senior Vice President, Sales
Executive Vice President Of Sales
13 Yearsyrs
Business Development Director Marketing Vice President
Group Account Director
10 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Account Director
Integrated Marketing Director
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing Consultant Product Marketing Manager
Manager, Product Management
9 Yearsyrs
Head Of Marketing Marketing Manager
Partner Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Account Director
Senior Account Director
11 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Senior Manager Of Marketing
Senior Channel Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Managing Director Head Of Marketing
Senior Director Of Marketing
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Of Product Development
Senior Director, Product Development
14 Yearsyrs
Marketing Consultant Digital Marketing Manager
Senior Manager-Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Research And Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Careers Before Head Of Business Development
Internship 9.5%
Consultant 6.9%
Manager 5.7%
Director 4.6%
Top Careers After Head Of Business Development
Consultant 10.1%
Director 8.0%
Principal 6.4%
President 4.2%
Co-Founder 3.8%
Owner 3.5%
Internship 3.3%

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Head Of Business Development Demographics

Gender

Male

71.9%

Female

25.4%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

52.5%

Asian

17.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

9.5%

Unknown

5.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

24.4%

French

18.3%

German

10.7%

Chinese

6.1%

Mandarin

4.6%

Russian

4.6%

Portuguese

4.6%

Arabic

4.6%

Hindi

3.8%

Italian

3.1%

Japanese

3.1%

Swedish

1.5%

Gujarati

1.5%

Korean

1.5%

Ukrainian

1.5%

Armenian

1.5%

Filipino

1.5%

Amharic

1.5%

Swahili

0.8%

Telugu

0.8%
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Head Of Business Development Education

Schools

New York University

14.9%

Harvard University

6.6%

University of Phoenix

6.1%

University of Pennsylvania

5.5%

University of Southern California

5.5%

Columbia University

5.5%

University of Chicago

5.5%

University of Iowa

5.0%

University of Texas at Austin

5.0%

Purdue University

4.4%

University of California - Berkeley

3.9%

Northwestern University

3.9%

Georgetown University

3.9%

University of Illinois University Administration

3.9%

University of Miami

3.9%

Georgia State University

3.3%

Stanford University

3.3%

Texas A&M University

3.3%

Cornell University

3.3%

University of Washington

3.3%
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Majors

Business

24.1%

Finance

10.2%

Marketing

10.0%

Management

8.3%

Computer Science

7.0%

Economics

5.3%

Communication

4.3%

Mechanical Engineering

3.5%

Electrical Engineering

3.2%

Chemistry

2.9%

Law

2.5%

Psychology

2.4%

Education

2.2%

Political Science

2.2%

Information Technology

2.2%

Fine Arts

2.1%

International Business

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.9%

Computer Engineering

1.9%

English

1.8%
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Degrees

Masters

34.5%

Bachelors

34.3%

Other

16.1%

Doctorate

7.0%

Certificate

3.4%

Associate

3.0%

Diploma

1.7%
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Real Head Of Business Development Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Head of Business Development and Corporate Strategy Fog Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 24, 2016 $433,449
Head of Product Development REDI Global Technologies LLC New York, NY Jan 02, 2016 $275,000
Head of Business Development and Corporate Strategy Fog Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cambridge, MA Dec 10, 2016 $270,000
Head of Organizational Development Union Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Sep 10, 2013 $250,000 -
$325,000
Head of Development Winter Property Management LLC New York, NY Mar 15, 2015 $250,000
Head of Rapid Application Development, Gelp Business Technol RBC Capital Markets, LLC New York, NY Jul 03, 2016 $250,000
Head of Development Strategy (Global Licensing) Arysta Lifescience Management Company LLC Norwalk, CT Feb 09, 2015 $225,000 -
$280,000
Head of Strategic Business Transformation & Innovation Children's Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Jun 01, 2014 $225,000
Head of Strategic Business Transformation & Innova Children's Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Jun 01, 2014 $225,000
Principal, Head of Business Development Malley Group Capital Management LLC New York, NY Dec 21, 2014 $220,813
Head of Product Development REDI Global Technologies LLC New York, NY Jan 02, 2016 $220,000 -
$275,000
Principal, Head of Business Development Malley Group Capital Management LLC New York, NY Oct 14, 2014 $220,000
Global Head of Business Development & Marketing Partnerships Nitro Circus Live USA, Inc. San Clemente, CA Jan 08, 2016 $219,000
Head of Research & Development, Molecular Biology Life Technologies Corporation Carlsbad, CA Jan 01, 2014 $161,800 -
$321,200
Head of Product Development Tinyco, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 06, 2013 $160,000
Head of Product Development Tinyco, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 01, 2013 $160,000
Head of Business Development-North America MLEX Us Inc. New York, NY Jul 01, 2013 $160,000
Head of Business Development USA M. Moser Associates LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 15, 2014 $160,000
Head of Software Research and Development Redpoint Inc. Wellesley, MA Feb 01, 2014 $160,000
Head of Product & Business Development Crossmedia, Inc. New York, NY Jul 31, 2014 $150,000
Head of Semiconductor Development Trumpf Photonics, Inc. Cranbury, NJ Sep 15, 2016 $150,000 -
$170,000
Head of Development Winter Property Management LLC New York, NY Nov 03, 2016 $117,437 -
$280,000
Director, Head of Business Development Parallax Services LLC Houston, TX Sep 09, 2015 $115,300 -
$120,000
Head of Business Applications, Development & Suppo Ashmore EMM, L.L.C. Arlington, VA Jun 14, 2013 $115,000
Head-North America Business Brandscapes Worldwide Consultancy LLC Atlanta, GA Oct 01, 2014 $112,200
Head of Strategic Development, Mergers & Acquisitions Millennium Weavers, LLC Vienna, VA Oct 01, 2015 $110,820
Head of Business Development Red Peak Group LLC New York, NY Aug 14, 2016 $110,000
Country Head-Marketing & Business Development Seagull Maritime Agences Private Limited Morristown, NJ Feb 16, 2015 $110,000
Business Development Head Al Jazeera International (USA), Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 18, 2015 $109,000 -
$139,000

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Top Skills for A Head Of Business Development

  1. Product Strategy
  2. Business Development
  3. New Product Development
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  • Redefined U & R Frame Work and Product Strategy to Maximize Revenues, increase ARPUs, through Data Usage and No.
  • Advised on business development; counseled executive department heads; Oversaw day-to-day production staff attorneys and supervised outside counsel.
  • Established new product development process and cross-functional team to accelerate development and testing of new products.
  • Achieved 168% year on year revenue growth for the interactive department (2003), with one additional resource.
  • Led commercial negotiations with operators and suppliers, implemented consumer marketing initiatives, and oversaw technical delivery into devices and operators.

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