Job Opportunity - Marketing & Business Development Manager

Marketing & Business Development Manager

As an integral member of ABA's Marketing/Business Development team, the M&BD Manager is responsible for managing key marketing and business development activities in a deadline-driven environment, including:

  • Network / connect with new prospects and industry partners
  • Support ABA market leads in sustaining existing client relationships
  • Identify and help position for potential projects
  • Supervise and guide ABA's Marketing Coordinator in preparing qualifications/proposal submissions, interview support materials, and other collaterals (e.g. brochures)
  • Support communications activities across the website, social media, and PR channels
  • Serve as professional mentor to Marketing Coordinator

In addition to the ability to work both collaboratively and independently on projects with minimal supervision, the M&BD Manager demonstrates skill in managing projects, prioritizing tasks, and creatively solving challenges, as well as a friendly and sociable attitude driving an ability to build relationships in the A/E/C industry.

A positive attitude is a must! We are a strong team and look to add hard-working, motivated, and personable individuals to our great design firm culture.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you.

55% Business Development / Client & Industry Relations

35% Pursuit Management

10% Marketing Communications (e.g. social media, website, PR)

Essential Qualifications & Skills

  • 5 - 10 years of experience
  • Familiarity with A/E/C industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Market research & data-gathering techniques
  • Business/social etiquette and protocol
  • Proposal development
  • Presentations, interviews, and public speaking

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
  • Understanding of California markets, particularly Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
  • Connections with industry organizations

Software Skills

  • MS Office
  • InDesign
  • Powerpoint, Miro, and comparable presentation software
  • Client Relationship Management software (e.g. Unanet/Cosential or other)


Full-time, salary. Flexible schedule yet accommodating to deadlines.

We offer a hybrid work environment, this position requires time in the San Jose, CA office.

Benefits of being an ABA Employee:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan
  • Section 125 Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Option
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual Professional Education & Training Allowance
  • Reimbursement for Professional Exams and Certifications
  • Quarterly Professional Development Assistance with a Senior Leader of the firm
  • Performance-Based Bonuses
  • Flexible, Hybrid Work Schedules
  • Monthly Parking Allowance
  • Monthly Team Building Activities
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Posted August 4, 2022

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