Entrepreneur First Team is hiring a

Market Development Director

London, United Kingdom

Entrepreneur First builds deep technology startups from scratch. We support technical individuals meet a cofounder and develop an idea during our initial 6 month programme, and support our alumni to develop and grow their companies in the 18 months after formation.

The role

The success of our portfolio is critical. One of the ways we support is by using our brand and network to make introductions to corporate decision makers in relevant industries. We’re looking for a Market Development Director to help us manage the introduction demand and generate new business partnerships. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to build out their network in both the startup and corporate sectors. This role will report directly into one of EF’s Partners.

About you

We’re looking for a highly-organised operator who has a background in either sales, business development or management consulting. You’re a strong negotiator with excellent interpersonal skills. Ideally you’ll be familiar with how corporate companies work internally and have an interest in technology and startups. You enjoy steep learning curves and work well in autonomous environments.

What will you be doing?

  • Respond to corporate executive requests and schedule meetings for an EF Partner.
  • Facilitate and participate in introductory meetings. Help negotiate deals and partnerships.
  • Build deep and meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Create content around relevant industry trends, our portfolio, and the investment landscape.
  • Manage the scheduling process, helping us build and maintain a CRM.
  • Develop internal guides documenting corporate partnership best practices.
  • Provide ad-hoc consulting advice on sales and business development to the portfolio.

Who are we looking for?

  • Strong organisational and process management skills are essential for this role.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid analytical skills (familiar with Excel and Google Sheets).
  • Passionate about technology and early stage startups.
  • Experience working in a sales or business development role is desirable.
  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree qualification.

What do you get?

Aside from a competitive salary, generous holiday policy, pension, and training/book allowance you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to be a part of the most exciting company-builder in Europe. There are a multitude of career growth options that this role could lead to.
  • Unparalleled exposure to a very large, credible network (including some of Europe’s top startup founders, investors, and senior executives).
  • Regular feedback, mentoring and career development chats.
  • Away days to the countryside with the EF team!