Director of Business Development

Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners is actively searching for a dynamic and skilled director of business development to join our growing team at our North Palm Beach office.

Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners

Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners is an esteemed master planning, architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, specializing in crafting bespoke hospitality and club amenities. As an integral part of the ClubWorks Network of Excellence, the firm has garnered accolades and forged enduring client relationships through its tailored solutions for each client.

With its roots tracing back to 1961 on the Island of Palm Beach, Peacock + Lewis operates from its South Florida base, with offices in North Palm Beach and Naples serving as a resource to the highest concentration of top-tier private clubs worldwide. The firm prides itself on its strong commitment to client satisfaction, underpinned by a successful team approach, culture, and value system.

Whether embarking on long-term campus master planning, specific club and recreational amenity improvements, or re-imagining the architecture and interior design of existing spaces, Peacock + Lewis customizes its offerings to align seamlessly with the unique needs of its clients.

If you’re passionate about contributing to a dynamic team that thrives on excellence and is committed to providing clients with cutting-edge solutions, we invite you to explore the exciting opportunities at Peacock + Lewis.

Director of Business Development

Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners is actively searching for a dynamic and skilled director of business development to join our growing team at our North Palm Beach office. This role will be critical in driving the growth and presence of our firm in the market. This position involves spearheading strategic business development initiatives, managing marketing efforts, and overseeing communications. You will work closely with the COO, CEO, and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities, create impactful marketing strategies, and build relationships with potential clients, partners, and stakeholders while learning and growing professionally.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Direct and coordinate the firm’s business development efforts.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective sales and other programs that provide maximum exposure to new business prospects within the firm’s established goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement promotional programs and plans; cultivate and develop potential business prospects; prepare proposals, presentations, and qualification packages.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities through targeted outreach and relationship-building.
  • Lead the proposal process, including RFP/RFQ responses and presentations, to secure new projects.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective and existing clients as well as industry partners.
  • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Consult on strategic partnerships and contracts.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Marketing Strategy

  • Develop and execute comprehensive marketing strategies aligned with the firm’s goals and values that follow a developed budget.
  • Lead the efforts to create compelling marketing collateral, including brochures, presentations, advertisements, and digital content.
  • Coordinate photography and information gathering for all new projects to be used for marketing and award submittals.
  • Oversee continuity and execution of firm brand guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Communications Management

  • Contribute to and coordinate the firm’s communications, including press releases, social media, and website content.
  • Manage public relations efforts to enhance the firm’s visibility and reputation in the industry.
  • Develop and maintain a content calendar for consistent messaging across all platforms.
  • Work closely with architects and designers to integrate marketing efforts with project-specific needs.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the firm.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Master Planning

  • Organize and conduct information-gathering focus group sessions on master planning projects including issuing a written report.
  • Direct communications with committees and boards of directors throughout the master planning process.
  • Organize and conduct focus group work sessions.
  • Coordinate the development of master plan brochures after the master planning design phase.
  • Organize materials and schedules for membership presentations.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the firm’s policies, procedures, systems, and objectives.
  • Thorough knowledge of compliance requirements and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to produce sales and implement marketing strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present comprehensive reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and discretion.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Business, Architecture, or related field (master’s preferred).
  • Six years of experience in management, marketing, business development, or communications within the private club, architecture or design industry.
  • Proven track record of successful project acquisition and client relationship management.
  • Familiarity with marketing software and platforms (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, CRM systems, social media management tools).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Benefits

Peacock + Lewis values its employees by offering a comprehensive range of benefits, including competitive salaries, substantial healthcare packages, a generous retirement plan, and time off to foster a healthy work-life balance. Peacock + Lewis’ benefits package includes the following perks for its employees:

  • Medical insurance: The company covers 100% of the employee’s medical insurance costs.
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Supplemental insurance offerings
  • 401k retirement plan with a 5% company match
  • 17 days of Personal Time Off and 9 paid holidays
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Potential bonus opportunities
  • Free coffee, soft drinks and snacks

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Peacock + Lewis does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. We intend that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

If you’re ready to elevate your career and be part of an innovative, forward-thinking company, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your cover letter and resume to hwallmeyer@peacockandlewis.com with Director of Business Development in the subject and share why you think you’d be a perfect fit for our team.