Job Title: Business Development Manager

Brand: Xeim Labs (Marketing Week & Creative Review)

Location: Waterloo

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A bit about us…

Part of Centaur Media PLC, Xeim exists to accelerate performance for marketers.

The Xeim portfolio brings together some of the world’s leading marketing brands to deliver best practice business information, thought leadership and specialist consultancy. Xeim includes the brands Marketing Week, Festival of Marketing, Econsultancy, Oystercatchers, Creative Review and Influencer Intelligence.

Through these market leading brands, we engage the marketing industry with over 6.2 million touchpoints per month across proprietary editorial content, digital products, insight, and analysis. We know that by advising, informing, and connecting the modern marketer with these disciplines, excellence in marketing and business performance will be enhanced.

Centaur Media is a main market listed company, primarily based in the UK with approximately 300 employees in offices in Central London.

About the role…

This role will be dealing specifically with Marketing Week & Creative Review brands within Xeim.

You’ll take active steps to grow existing clients from transactional spenders to trusted partners and identify new business targets to establish relationships with.

Most of all you’ll have a ‘can do’ attitude and want to be a key player within our growing team!

  • You’ll grow and retain existing clients by developing trusted relationships, gaining a thorough understanding of client objectives and presenting new solutions and services accordingly
  • You’ll identify, initiate and close business amongst new business targets
  • You’ll collaborate with other internal departments, including project management, commercial content, research, marketing, events, design and editorial, to shape client solutions
  • You’ll research and keep up to date on market trends as well as competitor activity in order to identify opportunities and develop Xeim’s unique selling proposition
  • You won’t be afraid of admin and will ensure all Salesforce data is accurate for reporting and management purposes
  • You’ll be mindful of working towards to Xeim’s wider business goals to continually enhance the company’s performance


What we need from you…



  • You’ll have experience in client facing commercial roles
  • With proven business development experience, you’ll know how to spot commercial opportunities and be confident in your ability to convert leads
  • You’ll have lots of experience communicating with external stakeholders and know how to build trusting relationships
  • You’ll be confident in your expert communication skills
  • You’ll have used a CRM system, ideally Salesforce and understand the importance of maintaining accurate records



  • No job is too small for you, you’ll approach every task with positivity and enthusiasm
  • Be agile and flexible – the nature of our business is that things will change quickly so we need you to be agile too
  • Analytical and approach problems in a positive and strategic manner in order to get them resolved quickly
  • Be versatile, although you keep a lot of plates spinning at the same time, you manage it well and meet your commitments to the team

Our teams will say you’re…


  • Confident when communicating both internally and externally
  • A key player in the business and take great pride in your work and the business
  • A stickler for detail
  • Super organised and are always one step ahead of the clients

What we can offer you…

  • 25 days holiday, increasing by one day p.a. to a maximum of 30 days for every year served
  • Medicash health plan
  • Stunning Waterloo offices with views of the Thames plus complimentary barista coffee / free bar / table tennis tables – the works
  • Complimentary access to accredited training programmes worth thousands of pounds including our Mini MBA
  • Active Diversity and Inclusivity agenda (DICE – Diversity Inclusion, Culture, Engagement)
  • Annual Wellness Day
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Give as you Earn Scheme