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Business Development Associate

Sales and marketing
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Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

About The Job

The Opportunity
Interested in Artificial Intelligence and Marketing? Join an international award-winning startup and help expand our Malaysia team.

Company Overview
MetaPair is a US-based company backed by A-list investors such as TechStars, Warner, and Sony Music. We are expanding our Malaysia team and our mission is to democratize brand-partnerships for brands of all sizes and enable independent brands to create partnerships that weren’t previously possible.

MetaPair is building an end-to-end AI software that can set up an entire marketing partnership without the need for human intervention. MetaPair is a TechStars company with several industry awards and works with some of the largest brands and entertainment companies in the world. Forbes said that we have “harnessed the often-theoretical AI” with our AI-powered agency. Below are some of the awards MetaPair has received:

  • Top 50 Startups in Marketing Globally - Unilever & Cannes Lions
  • Best Technology Startup (Runners Up) - ICONS Festival
  • Startup of the Week - Retail Week
  • Top Startup to Watch in 2016 - Mindshare
  • Best use of Research and Insight - Northern Marketing Awards
  • Next Big Thing Award (Finalist) - Ad-Tech London 2016
  • Emerge: Top 20 Startups - Festival of Media: LATAM 2016
  • Forbes 30 under 30 - Media and Marketing

Job Description

The business development role at Metapair will require someone who is excited to be involved in both sales and customer success. You can be expected to be involved in the following activities:

The Role

Business Development & Marketing
  • Presenting & Pitching at Events
  • Putting together pitch decks and user journeys
  • Putting together campaign proposals and ideas
  • Engaging with new clients and increasing product sales
  • Curating end-to-end marketing strategy
  • Reaching out to partners & negotiating deals
  • Creating marketing collateral
  • Putting together a sales strategy
  • Working with key marketing personnel on joint projects

Campaign & Account Management
  • Managing a campaign and managing client accounts
  • Performing post-campaign analysis for clients
  • Client retention

Team Management
  • Managing a team of interns
  • Responsible for hiring interns through own initiative or with the help of HR
  • Directing interns to help with lead generation
  • Directing interns to help with marketing materials

Product Management
  • Documenting the brand partnership & creative process for the development team
  • Working closely with the product development team to provide feedback
  • Communicating client requirements to the product team
  • Testing out prototypes and providing feedback

Job Requirements

Key Skills
  • 3-5 years working experience in a sales/marketing role
  • Past client facing roles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Adaptable to changing business requirements

Relevant Experience
  • Experience working in a FMCG company
  • Experience working in a creative agency
  • Experience working in an Ad buying agency
  • Experience in leading or managing a team of at least 2 people

Our Culture


  • Competitive salaries (plus bonuses) 
  • A creative working environment
  • Fast career progression as the company grows. 
  • Training, coaching and professional development


We are an international company that has won several industry awards and partner up with the largest brands and entertainment companies in the world. We are on a mission to use artificial intelligence to automate the entire process of marketing partnerships without the need of any humans