New Business Development Manager

New York, NY

The New Business Development Manager is responsible for driving business growth within a company. They develop a network of contacts to attract new clients, research new market opportunities and oversee growth projects, making sales projections and forecasting revenue, in line with projected income.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet opportunity pipeline, conversion, revenue, and profitability goals.
  • Build and maintain a funnel of on-mission* new business opportunities, two to three times overall revenue goal. *On-mission projects are those in which Officeworks is in a strong position to win through strong stakeholder relationships and aligned product specifications. The intent is not to be a bid catcher, but rather an opportunity cultivator uncovering opportunities and building a preference for Officeworks.
  • Effectively articulate and represent the Officeworks brand and value proposition in the market.
  • Identify key stakeholders responsible for furniture and workplace service decisions and specifications in the market.
  • Establish a strategy to engage key stakeholders and build a strong partnership around the Officeworks brand and value proposition.
  • Leverage key relationships and partnerships to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Manage T&E budget in a manner that balances brand engagement with financial goals and parameters.
  • Effectively facilitate the buying process by leading both the client and the internal Officeworks team from initial engagement through award and order entry.
  • Leads internally and externally through effective communication (written and verbal), problem solving, solution development, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or the equivalent level of professional experience
  • 5+ years of sales experience in the contract office furniture industry with proven results.
  • Strong leadership skills and results orientation.
  • Conversant with PC applications including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and achieve results
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with strong emphasis on listening.
  • Communication and negotiation skills
    Ability to build rapport
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Ability to deliver presentations effectively

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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