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Job Opening: Head of Business Development

IBUKU, a pioneering architectural and design firm creates elegant living spaces inspired by nature. With structures featured in Architectural Digest and a feature TED Talk, IBUKU is most known for shattering conventional building practices with its original use of sustainable materials, mainly bamboo. We’re looking for an independent, self-motivated individual to seek out and secure new business opportunities to grow the company.

The Head of Business Development will manage the entire IBUKU sales pipeline and will be responsible for identifying and closing new business opportunities. A successful candidate will be entrepreneurial in nature, able to authentically represent the IBUKU brand, and be comfortable working with a wide range of people from a variety of cultures. They must also be excited to work barefoot in an open air office. While individuals experienced in architecture or bespoke construction are at an advantage, the ability to quickly move up the learning curve is most important.

Manage routine sales operations
– Generate leads and manage income leads
– Prioritize leads and progress them through the sales process
– Work with the rest of the IBUKU team to get the right information to the client
– Negotiate new project parameters
– Manage overall client relations

Develop strategic business development opportunities
– Help articulate key strategic opportunities
– Identify target clients and develop a strategy to proactively find and target these clients
– Network to develop important relationships, including real estate professionals, developers, boutique hospitality owners/operators, etc.

– Amazing track record of high value sales experience
– Bali-based (or aspiring)
– Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
– At ease entertaining royalty and high end prospects
– Poetic in English

1. Email with subject line “Head of Business Development Candidate”
2. Attach your CV / Resume in PDF format
3. Attach a 30-second video of yourself—please give us a sense of who you are



With Indonesia’s new regulations, IBUKU is not able to accept interns or volunteers from overseas. To put forward your interest in case of future possibilities, write to

The best way to experience our world and have an immersive learning experience in bamboo is by joining Bamboo U(niversity)—our design and building workshop in Bali hosted by the Kul Kul Farm at the Green School.

The next course happens November 2017.
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