Client Relationships Lead
Gensler
Vancouver, Canada
6d ago

Your Role As a market-facing business development leader with deep knowledge and experience, you will be charged to build our book of business through thought leadership and cultivating strategic relationships.

You will be adept at business development while also taking on a management leadership role on projects. Working collaboratively with others within the offices in the region and Gensler network in Vancouver, you will help shape how we get the work, lead the dialogue on design innovation, and help nurture the next generation of design professionals.

What You Will Do Grow our Vancouver practice through expanding existing relationships and developing new lines of work. Develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients, and with other key constituents.

Collaborate with design teams to deliver informed project solutions based on market expertise and deep understanding of client goals.

Work closely with office and studio leaders to identify and recruit best-in-class talent. Partner with office directors to establish budgetary framework and investment strategies for practice area.

Lead the relationships with the client, contractor, agencies, as well as engineering and specialty consultants. Prepare and review proposals, contracts, and consultant agreements.

Manage mid-size to large project teams, assign and monitor completion of tasks. Mentor junior staff. Your Qualifications 20+ years of experience demonstrably building relationships and exceeding the needs of clients in the local market in the architecture, real estate design market.

Degree in interior design, architecture or related field. Must be an expert in developing relationships with new and existing clients and have a deep understanding of the Gensler portfolio.

Proven ability to build a book of business and to deliver on large-scale projects, particularly in the local market. Connected and well-

regarded within the community and active in industry organizations. Adept at storytelling, engaging as a communicator and inspiring with an energetic personality.

Possess strong presentation skills with the ability to articulate ideas in interviews and other presentations. Skilled at developing and motivating teams of people both internally and externally.

A sense of business acumen to advise and guide clients as required. A desire to mentor team members, offer guidance and leadership.

Additional Characteristics : You are a strong, nimble, super-communicator in any medium, with a high EQ. It’s never your way or the highway it’s how can we get there together?

You are collaborative! That’s not just a buzzword around here, it’s evident across our studios, teams, clients, offices and regions You are savvy in business matters and have financial acumen.

Your familiarity with corporate structures allows you to navigate within existing processes translating to effective workplans and outcomes.

You are strategic, proactive, intuitive and see the big picture and are able to resolve conflict and balance constraints You are able to travel to other Gensler offices or client project locations if needed Have excellent references and personal portfolio of work Life At Gensler At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-

in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions, our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

Perks : We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, paid holidays and paid time off.

We also offer contributions to the RRSP and twice annual bonus opportunities. As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.

In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Gensler welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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