DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is the elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

The Cultural and Performing Arts team has an opening for a Business Development Leader.

Location: Shanghai

Position Summary

If you’re someone who loves to identify decision makers; research exciting project opportunities; build and cultivate lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships; and work in concert with a team of creative thinkers, planners, and designers, talk with us about our Business Development role and grow our Asia portfolio in the cultural and performing arts.

We love candidates who want to win, while making sure our clients benefit from our brand promise of “Elevating the Human Experience Through Design.” We also know that our only way to grow is by hiring and keeping the best talent in our industry. If you feel like we are a good fit for you, tell us! In addition to applying, simply send an email to telling us about your background and passion related to the Cultural and Performing Arts Business Development Leader role in 300 words or fewer.

Position Requirements

  • Proven relationships in the Asia marketplace in cultural and performing arts.
  • 10+ years of relevant business development – experience with existing relationships as well as creating and building relationships with government organizations, companies, trade organizations, and procurement / competition firms is preferred.
  • Eagerness to expand the firm’s footprint in Asia with new clients and winning impactful design projects, collaborating and coordinating with the overall DLR Group Asia leadership team as well as the global sector leadership for cultural and performing arts.
  • Strong bi-lingual written and oral communication abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative and able to work with a wide spectrum of personalities.
  • Comfortable in both leader and team-player roles.
  • Ability to research, gather intel, analyze data, and execute strategic plans.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Must have a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of business development or marketing results.
  • Ability and willingness to travel with overnight stays, following State, local, and DLR Group COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel). Experience with Deltek Vision a plus.

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients, local communities, and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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