We are Situ – an award-winning global supplier of serviced accommodation from Bangkok to Berlin with our HQ in amazing Exeter. We work with a portfolio of large international corporate clients in a variety of sectors, from insurance, to film and television, to banking, and focus on delivering a blended booking experience through the perfect combination of people, product, and technology.
You’ll work in a buzzy and fast paced space with a great bunch of people and in a company that genuinely cares about you and your success as an individual, so if are looking for an exciting new opportunity and a great company culture, then we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today and slide into your next role at Situ (literally – we have an office slide)!
Situ is seeking an energetic and highly skilled Business Development and Marketing Director to lead our company's growth initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in developing strategic business plans, driving new sales growth, and implementing effective marketing strategies for established and growing organisations, particularly into new and developing markets. This key member of our senior leadership team will play a pivotal role in expanding our market presence, identifying new business opportunities, and nurturing relationships with clients and partners.
Key responsibilities and duties
• Strategic Planning
→ Develop and execute comprehensive business development plans aligned with company objectives
→ Identify new market opportunities, trends, and innovative strategies to drive business growth
→ Collaborate with the executive team to define short and long-term goals, budgets, and strategies
• Business Expansion
→ Lead the acquisition of new clients, partnerships, and business opportunities
→ Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and industry influencers
→ Explore and implement strategies to penetrate new markets and expand the company's footprint
→ Be a face of Situ at industry events and sector networking
• Sales and Revenue Generation
→ Drive revenue growth by implementing effective sales strategies and tactics
→ Set sales targets, develop sales forecasts, and monitor performance metrics
→ Lead the business development team to identify opportunities, develop strong and sustainable pipeline, negotiate deals, and close contracts
• Marketing Strategy and Brand Development
→ Develop and oversee the implementation of marketing plans to promote Situ’s products/services, creating a marketing strategy that aligns with the sales strategy
→ Oversee marketing campaigns across various channels (digital, traditional, social media, etc.)
→ Continue to enhance brand awareness and positioning through strategic marketing initiatives
→ Ensure effective event management (external and Situ hosted events)
• Team Leadership and Collaboration
→ Build, mentor, and lead a high-performing business development and marketing team
→ Foster a collaborative work environment and ensure effective cross-departmental communication
→ Provide guidance, support, and training to team members to achieve their goals
→ Be a proactive and collaborative member of the senior leadership team, supporting the board with the growth and direction of the business
• Analysis and Reporting
→ Conduct market research, competitor analysis, and performance evaluations to identify areas for improvement
→ Prepare regular reports and presentations on business development, sales, and marketing metrics for the business, senior management team and the board
→ Proven experience in a senior business development or marketing role, preferably within the serviced accommodation sector but not compulsory
→ Demonstrated success in driving business growth, setting and achieving individual and team sales targets, and developing strategic partnerships
→ Strong leadership abilities with experience in managing and inspiring domestic and cross-border teams to achieve objectives in line with company goals
→ Excellent analytical, communication, and negotiation skills
→ In-depth knowledge of market trends, competitor analysis, and marketing strategies
→ Ability to lead and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities
Benefits of working at Situ
• 27 days of holiday per year (including two reset days) plus bank holidays.
• Workplace pension - employer contribution increasing with length of service.
• Subscription to online benefits and discount package.
• Regular nights out and invites to Company events.
• Being part of the dynamic and fast-growing alternative accommodation industry.
• The chance to take part in employee-led committees and their events.
• Private Health Insurance.
• Commission structure.
• Additional day off for your birthday.
• Length of service sabbaticals.
• Quarterly reward experiences.
• Opportunities to travel.
• A nice bunch of people to work with!
Job title: Director of Business Development and Marketing
Reporting to: Managing Director
Direct Reports: Head of Marketing, Head of Business Development
Location: Based at either our Exeter HQ or in London, with the expectation to travel between
Location: Situ Head Office, Exeter
Unit 3, Ulysses House,
Ulysses Park, Heron Road, Exeter EX2 7PH
To apply for this role, please click "Apply" attaching a covering letter and a copy of your current CV.