• Director, Business Development- A&D Market

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
  • Position Summary

    Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.


    Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.


    This is a key leadership position for ACCO’s new business initiative providing visual communication and collaboration tools to the architect and design market (A&D). This individual will be responsible for leading sales, marketing and brand management for this new business segment.  A key element of this role is establishing our rep group partners in select major metro markets nationally, as well as developing our dealer network.  This individual will have responsibility for all market facing elements for this exciting new business including brand and website.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Work collaboratively with VP Global Product Innovation to drive high level strategy and key tactics for this business.
    • Lead a newly formed team including Product Marketing and Brand Management functions.
    • Execute the business strategy including Sales Plan and full P&L accountability for the A&D business.
    • Work collaboratively with Design, Engineering, and Customer Service to develop innovative product and service solutions.
    • Lead dedicated website and digital marketing strategy for this business segment.
    • Assess competitive landscape and identify ACCO’s unique point of differentiation and strategic product fit.
    • Negotiate agreements on behalf of ACCO Brands with dealer and representative groups.

    Position Qualifications

    • 5 to 10 years successful track record in Marketing and/or Sales in the A&D channel for commercial furniture, furnishings or related. Strong knowledge of industry practices and dealer channels.
    • Strong, well-rounded business acumen and ability to operate comfortably in fast-paced, high visibility role.
    • Comfortable working in highly collaborative environment and interacting with all levels of management including C-Suite.
    • Strong leadership and communication skills.
    • Bachelor’s Degree minimum
    • Travel: 30%

    About Us


    You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

    If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of nearly $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth.  We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

    Apply and build your future with ACCO Brands.


    More information about ACCO Brands, the Home of Great Brands Built by Great People, can be found at www.accobrands.com.



    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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