Business Development Manager

Job Type: Full-Time


As a Business Development Manager at Wavemaker Labs, you will help manage the growth and business development for our portfolio companies. This will entail all aspects of building a new business, including: writing business plans; building financial models; putting together pitch decks; working with our engineering team to develop prototypes; branding & marketing; hiring key employees; working directly with corporate partners; and assisting in fundraising activities.

Values

  • Commit to desired outcomes ...define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously
  • Challenge assumptions ...to ensure great outcomes
  • Prudent optimism ...glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions
  • No egos, no jerks ...no joke

Competencies:

  • Excellence/Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds the root cause of problems, owns/acts on resolving problems
  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team meet goals, welcomes new team members and promotes a team atmosphere
  • Learning/Self-Development: Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills. Builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.
  • Sense of Urgency: Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, meets deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage multiple resources in order to hit deadlines and complete deliverables
  • Assist in fundraising activities, including forecasting and financial modeling
  • Network and relationship building for the firm
  • Complete multiple deep dives across various industries in order to research trends and present new investment opportunities to the Labs team
  • Will be required to manage business develop opportunities for 5-10 companies and business ideas at any one time

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; an MBA is strongly preferred
  • Have baseline knowledge of the tech industry and a high-level understanding of venture capital
  • Great at boiling complex ideas down to their core and communicating them effectively to any audience
  • Great written communication skills, especially related to describing a complex business or idea
  • Strong MS Excel and Presentation (Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.) skills
  • Can make conversation with anyone and help people tell their best story
  • Strong quantitative and analytics skills

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