Business Development Director directs, establishes, maintains, and plans the overall policies and goals for a business development department. Develops and maintains client relationships. Being a Business Development Director identifies potential business partners and negotiates agreements. Works with other departments to ensure alignment of company goals, as set by senior management. Additionally, Business Development Director ensures business growth strategies are met. Requires a bachelor's degree of Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations or its equivalent. Typically reports to top management. The Business Development Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Business Development Director typically requires 7+ years of related experience.