Business Development Manager

Big Buzz - Denver, CO


Big Buzz Business Development Manager Job Description

At Big Buzz, we wake up and want to come to work. Big Buzz has an amazing culture. We meditate daily and have a take-what-you need time off policy. Located in the heart of RiNo, the office is open and bright and features big garage doors that allow the sunshine and fresh air to pour in on nice days. The campus houses a coffee shop, two eateries, free parking, a pool and a gym. Each person on the team has a specific purpose as well as growth and development plan, and we all feel fulfilled in the work we produce.

“I love working at Big Buzz because the moment I come to work my mood instantly shifts in the right direction. The culture at Big Buzz invites positivity and good energy. I feel extremely lucky to have found a company where I can work in an uplifting environment with smart, sassy people who welcome my thoughts and ideas.” – 8-year employee

Big Buzz is an award-winning, full-service marketing agency serving clients across the nation in the industries of bioscience, senior living and specialty clinics. We are growing rapidly, and we are looking for a Business Development Manager with a passion for people, initiating new relationships and earning referrals and renewals. Our agency attracts 3-5 new sales qualified leads every week, and this person will funnel those leads from initial call to close.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position is focused on people and building relationships. This person is outgoing, persuasive, communicative and friendly. This person has a proven track record in marketing for the healthcare industry, including brand and marketing strategy experience. The ideal candidate has good collaboration, negotiation and conflict management skills.

Key Measures of Success

  • Funnels all sales qualified leads from an initial call to close
  • Regularly gains referrals that turn into new clients
  • Consistently reaches and exceeds quarterly revenue goals

About the Company

Fifteen years ago, I began working at a big marketing agency and eventually landed large accounts like Microsoft and Wells Fargo. I learned to build these Fortune 500 companies’ brands and marketing strategies, and as it turns out, that work is not rocket science. I distilled those strategies down to their essential parts in order to deliver to the healthcare industry more targeted, streamlined approaches to branding and marketing.

For the last eleven years, that’s exactly what my team and I have been doing in the healthcare industry, serving particularly clients in biosciences, senior living and specialty clinics.

We are unlike any other marketing agency in that we deliver solid branding and marketing strategies to market faster without compromising integrity; as a direct result, our methodologies produce 176% more leads than traditional marketing strategies.

Our agility is unprecedented: beyond strategy, we deliver 50 different marketing tactics from website development to direct mail and mobile app development, and many more; we evolve our clients’ marketing programs as their businesses or enterprises grow and evolve; we monitor and report to our clients their results, in the form of actual conversions, via custom-built web-accessible dashboards updated in real time 24/7; and, perhaps most importantly, we build lasting working relationships with the people we serve.

From the start, it was my vision to attract the right talent to Big Buzz and be good as gold to them so they, in turn, would be good as gold to our clients and we would all thrive. Today, that vision is a reality in full effect. Our team wakes up wanting to come to work.

We look forward to exploring your next big step with you.

Wendy O’Donovan Phillips

CEO, Big Buzz


Primary duties/responsibilities include:

  • Qualify leads using established qualification criteria
  • Conduct with each qualified lead a call to gather initial goals and desired outcomes, making initial recommendations on marketing strategies, consulting, research and/or tactics custom to each lead’s specific needs
  • Based upon the lead’s goals and desired outcomes as well as the initial recommendations offered, work with the Project Manager to assemble the right group of Marketing Strategists to deliver the work, from our established pool of employees and contractors
  • Agree with Project Manager and Marketing Strategists on project parameters, have Project Manager develop an agreement
  • Present the agreement to the lead once without pricing for buy-in then a second time with pricing for verbal agreement
  • With support from the Project Manager and Marketing Strategists, answer all questions and address all concerns until lead is ready to close
  • Complete a closing call with the lead and CEO
  • Lead a kickoff call to hand off the new client to the Client Services Manager, who becomes the client’s main point of contact after agreement is reached
  • Attend business development events as needed, 5-6 annually, as an exhibitor, sponsor or co-lecturer with the CEO, depending upon the size and scope of the event and the candidate’s experience
  • Regularly ask for referrals and inspire the Account Management Team to do the same
  • Lead and manage the Client Services Manager, who leads and manages the Administrative Assistant; the three of you comprise the Account Management Team
  • Report Account Management Team measures of success to agency leadership team within the established constructs
  • Occasionally join meetings/calls with clients to tee up, funnel and close renewals

To ensure you achieve success in this role, you will have access to the following:

  • 3-5 new sales qualified leads every week
  • A sophisticated, well-documented and vetted consultative business development strategy currently used by the agency
  • A multitude of agency internal systems and structures to streamline processes and maintain focus


  • Brand and marketing strategy experience
  • Background in business development and/or account management
  • Outgoing, persuasive, democratic – a people person
  • Excellent at tracking and reporting metrics (e.g. number of leads contacted, number of initial calls set, number of deals closed), and welcomes systems and structures
  • Agency experience a plus


On the job:

Daily meditation

Open workplace with big glass garage doors and no cubicles

Take-what-you-need time off policy

401(k) + 3% match after a year of service

Health and insurance benefits after 60 days

Casual, though professional, dress code

In the area:



Coffee shop


Right down the road from Downtown Denver

Free parking





No gossip

Work-life balance

For details about the company, please visit:

Job Type: Full-time


  • business development: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location