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Happy Medium

Business Development Director (Based in Chicago)

Sales – Chicago, Illinois
Department Sales
Employment Type Full-Time

Happy Medium is a company comprised of creators, innovators, artists, storytellers, makers, and leaders. While operating as a full-service interactive marketing firm, it also thrives on the development of its own cutting-edge products and technology. We implement the same strategies for our clients that we do for ourselves. Happy Medium has had repeat appearances on the Inc. 5000 list, awarded to the fastest growing companies in the United States. It has also been awarded Best Workplace for Young Professionals by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Business with a Bright Future by the Business Record, Best Social Media Company and much more. Company culture is a priority to the agency which is demonstrated in the unique benefits, competitive pay and founding principles: Curiosity, Happiness, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Happy Medium proudly supports an inclusive employee environment. We know that our clients are best supported when our teammates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or ability, are equally supported. We believe in opportunities for all. 

Job Description

Happy Medium is seeking an individual with experience in business development to work alongside accounts and leadership to help create and implement business development strategies, proposal writing as well as generate new partnerships and sales. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, enjoys a fast-paced environment, is comfortable working with prospects and developing leads, has good organizational skills and can adjust work schedules according to demands. As someone with a drive for helping people, the candidate will be able to meet with prospects and work with the team leads on building and writing proposals to close new business. 

Position Summary

As a Business Development Director at Happy Medium, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Happy Medium’s business, including web development, media buying, creative services, and social media; as well as its place within the Chicago market.
  • Write proposals 
  • Create and implement business development strategies and initiatives to build a strong funnel
  • Identify new business contacts and opportunities
  • Create and maintain prospects databases
  • Coordinate and arrange client emails, calls and meetings 
  • Prepare presentations and pitches for prospective clients, including establishing priorities and timelines for proposal writing, review, and approval; coordinating requirements with contributing teams; and sending proposals
  • Support the account management team by responding to request for proposals and completing new business lead documents

 Desired Skills

  • Bachelors degree in business, marketing, or related field
  • Excellent writer 
  • At least 5 years experience in business development or related sales function 
  • Strong project management skills; flexibility to adjust work schedule according to workload demands; ability to deal with multi-faceted marketing proposals and manage multiple concurrent projects; establish and manage deadlines and prioritize appropriately
  • Confident networker, skilled at developing/maintaining relationships with outside business leaders, contacts and referral sources.
  • Exceptional written communication and presentation skills


Minimal to none (client location dependent) 


  • Competitive pay 
  • Graduated unlimited PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans 
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Free onsite parking 
  • 100% paid parental leave (including mothers, fathers and adoptive parents)

For more company information please visit www.itsahappymedium.com and www.facebook.com/itsahappymedium.

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