At Citymapper by Via we’re on a mission to help make complex cities easy to use. Our app helps millions of people in hundreds of cities around the world by giving them the most up-to-date and complete information on urban transportation options.

As a Business Development Manager you’ll play a critical role in scaling Citymapper’s advertising business. We have the opportunity to partner directly with tier-one media buyers and you’ll be responsible for building impactful relationships with brands and agencies to grow direct advertising revenue. You’ll become an expert on our advertising proposition, driving ad solutions adoption and success with our partners. This is a high-visibility role with the opportunity to influence our overall business strategy, as we integrate advertising into a broader portfolio of solutions to support cities and transit agencies

This role is based in London, with a hybrid work arrangement.  Since we are also open to more junior profiles, this role is also published as Business Development Representative.

What You’ll Do:

  • Spearhead the growth of a critical revenue stream by executing on our go-to-market strategy for advertising
  • Design and execute sales strategies to grow advertising revenue, in particular through identifying prospective clients, building direct relationships with media buyers, developing a pipeline of campaign opportunities, successfully articulating our product differentiation and value proposition to win campaigns
  • Educate clients and agencies on our advertising proposition and best practices, respond to briefs and develop creative campaign proposals tailored to client goals
  • Consistently exceed revenue targets while contributing to overall team goals
  • Work hand-in-hand with internal teams to flawlessly execute ad campaigns, providing continuous client support to optimise their performance and drive outstanding results
  • Analyse market and customer trends and provide feedback to internal teams to drive advertising revenue opportunities and product innovation that delivers value for users, advertisers, cities and transit agencies

Who You Are:

  • Fluent in French (C1-level and above)
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant commercial or client-facing experience in the advertising/media industry or other dynamic work environment, such as tech sales or a high-growth startup
  • Demonstrable success managing the end-to-end business development process from sourcing to closing, with a history of exceeding revenue targets
  • A team player with excellent communication and presentation skills and a strong ability to work across geographies and teams, including product/tech
  • Passionate, highly motivated and relentless about growth; you’re not deterred by setbacks and enjoy the process of outreach and building relationships over time
  • Detail-oriented and thorough; able to effectively juggle multiple projects at once in a very dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Organised and independent; a self-starter who is comfortable taking on significant responsibility and operates with urgency

What We Offer:

  • Joining  the team working on the industry-leading mobile app that is loved and trusted by millions of users
  • Becoming part of Via, a company that was awarded for its commitment to social good
  • Base salary range: £50-60k, plus commission and stock options. Final salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience, knowledge, and skills. 
  • A spacious office near Chancery Lane, where you can enjoy weekly team lunches
  • Ongoing support and training to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive and progress in your career
  • Comprehensive health scheme offered through AXA

Citymapper is an innovative journey planning and transportation technology company that has transformed the way that millions of users navigate their cities. Powered by real-time transport information and best-in-class technology, our app recommends routes across multiple modes of transport, including metros, buses, trams, bikes, scooters, and taxis so users find the most efficient, affordable, and convenient way to reach their destination.

In March 2023, Citymapper was acquired by Via, the leader in TransitTech. The integration of Citymapper into Via’s software platform creates a unified solution for cities, transit agencies, and riders that encourages public transit usage and reduces the need for private vehicles.

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed and celebrated at Citymapper by Via.

Ready to join the ride? 

Via is an equal opportunity employer.


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