Manager of Business Development

A+I (Architecture Plus Information) A+I (Architecture Plus Information) Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, May 10 '22Posted on:

A+I stands for ‘Architecture Plus Information’.  We are a strategy-led, integrated architecture and design agency, and for 25 years we have been focused on the transformation of work(place). Our purpose is to use information and creativity to better the changing world we inhabit.

 A+I is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to achieving a workforce as diverse as the city we call home.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a super sharp, dynamic go-getter to join our team.

As Manager of Business Development you will report to the Executive Director of Marketing & Partnerships, and be responsible, alongside the Leadership team, for driving A+I’s business development efforts. You will work closely with the Co-Founders and Principals to advance the goals of the business and ultimately help develop new client relationships that align with the overall firm strategy and will lead to the next generation of innovative and award-winning work. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Organizational:  In collaboration with the Executive Director of Marketing & Partnerships, strategically assess inbound requests; maintain clear tracking of all active inquiries, project pipeline and client contacts, and capture learnings from wins and losses;  contribute to quarterly and annual reporting to Leadership on plans and execution of Business Development efforts
  • RFPs + Pitches: Directly oversee the coordination and execution of the pitch process and materials including credentials, RFP responses, and interview presentations for all proactive outbound and inbound opportunities, the client as required to seek clarifications and additional information.
  • Networking + Prospecting: Support outbound prospecting efforts with proactive market and client-specific research on a regular basis to keep the team informed. Attend industry conferences and events as needed to network on behalf of the agency and identify leads to add to our pipeline.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Marketing + Communications: In partnership with the Manager of Marketing & Communications, help deliver client-facing events and/or content-led campaigns to provide A+I opportunities to build relationships outside of day-to-day work streams.  Contribute to the creation of new project collateral and case studies.
  • Insights + Industry Intel: In collaboration with the Manager of Marketing & Communications, stay up to date on competitor activity (clients, projects, market positioning) and share pertinent news to inform strategic planning sessions.  Regularly read relevant media publications (e.g., Commercial Observer, Architects Newspaper), sharing insights and elevating potential opportunities with Leadership team as relevant.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Business development experience at an architecture firm and/or creative design agency. Previous experience in client servicing would be a bonus, but not a prerequisite.
  • Proficient in Google, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe (InDesign, PDF).
  • Independent and agile, with a real 'sleeves rolled up' approach to doing work. Takes initiative, believes in the phrase “teamwork makes the dream work” and “new business is everyone’s business”.
  • Ability to build relationships, influence and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Passion for architecture and design.
  • Ambitious, with a growth-oriented mindset.
  • Currently living in or ready to relocate to the NYC metropolitan area
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States, without need for employee sponsorship

More about us:

A+I believes in building towards a responsible practice.

We stand firmly for progressive social policy, responsible stewardship of our planet, and combating climate change.

A+I builds to better the world we inhabit.

We live our purpose through our devotion to creating more compelling human experiences - ones that seek to unite people and organizations, amplify their purpose, and better the world we inhabit. We believe that researching and building informed strategies to guide the design of spaces and experiences is a powerful lever for achieving the greater goals of those for whom we design as well as building towards more humane, inclusive, and sustainable futures. As such, building beautiful, meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable spatial experiences is deeply dependent on the strategies that organize that thinking. We achieve this through fostering diverse collaborative creative teams, integrated across research and design disciplines, and aligned around our client’s vision.   


A+I Culture is our people

We view everyone as an individual, and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique, and that’s what makes us so good at what we do.  What our people have in common is a wealth of talent and determination to do great work and to real desire support one another.  And we support that with great benefits, real opportunities for professional growth, tasty snacks, good tunes, and occasionally a good beverage pick.  Our expertise is workplace, so it makes sense that we are  constantly working on making our place of work a great place to be.


To apply:

 Please submit resume and work samples—with descriptions of your role in the work-- in a single PDF, maximum size 8 MB, (or a link to a personal website) to  No phone calls, please. 

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