Business Development Manager

Royal Leamington Spa, GB


Lively is a leading multidisciplinary work-for-hire game studio based in the UK. As part of the Keywords Studios family, we collaborate with some of the biggest and best game developers and publishers globally. With a team of 80 developers, we offer world-class full development, co-development, and live ops services and create original IP concepts. Our commitment to excellence and innovation has established us as a trusted partner in the gaming industry.

We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Business Development Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in driving business growth and expanding our client base. This role offers the opportunity for frequent international travel to conferences and events.


  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities, partnerships, and client relationships within the gaming industry.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve sales targets and revenue goals.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing clients, understanding their needs and providing exceptional service.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop proposals, pitches, and presentations tailored to client requirements.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, market developments, and competitor activities.
  • Represent Lively at industry events, conferences, and trade shows, both domestically and internationally.
  • Prepare and deliver regular reports on sales performance, market insights, and business development activities.


  • Proven track record in business development, sales, or account management within the gaming industry.
  • Strong network of contacts and relationships with game developers, publishers, and other industry stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to articulate complex concepts and solutions effectively.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive and results-oriented approach.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Willingness to travel internationally for conferences and client meetings.
  • UK-based, with the flexibility to work remotely and independently as needed.
Health Perks
food and Drink
Cycle Scheme
Dog Friendly

When you join Lively, you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. Whether it’s participating and relaxing with one of our wellness benefits or discussing the latest games over lunch cooked at one of Leamington Spa’s incredible eateries. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Lively invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as a Lively team member.

  • Holidays - 25 days’ annual leave entitlement including studio closure over the Christmas period plus all UK bank holidays
  • Bonus Anniversary Holidays - An additional day of annual leave for each year’s anniversary working at Lively up to a maximum of 30 days of annual leave entitlement.
  • Generous Team Project Bonuses
  • Company Pension Scheme – Employer contribution matching award winning pension scheme provided by NEST under the UK governments automatic enrolment scheme.
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme – Full private medical cover provided by AXA PPP Private Healthcare.
  • Group Income Protection
  • Health and Well-being Allowance – £50 per month to spend on your choice of a range of healthy activities, ranging from going to the gym, rock climbing, yoga and a lovely massage. It's on us!
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance Scheme – Full private dental cover is provided under our Dental plan company scheme.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – Salary sacrifice cycle purchase scheme with tax savings through Evans Cycles.
  • Tech Scheme - Over 5000 products available from to buy over 12 or 24 month payment terms, saving up to 12% on National Insurance.
  • Free soft drinks to keep you refreshed throughout the day. Remember your sugar intake, though, folks!
  • In studio, Monthly Friday Team Lunch – Monthly Friday lunches have become a way of life here at Lively. It’s a wonderful way to sit and enjoy a bit of food and drink together as a team outside of the day to day at the studio.
  • Eye-care Vouchers – Free eye tests.
  • WithU Fitness App - A remarkable fitness app that revolves around audio guidance, which is absolutely free for all Lively employees
  • Financial Wellbeing Platform – Access to a fantastic financial wellbeing platform which is free to all Lively Employees.
  • Train Travel Season Ticket Loan – Interest free company loan to spread the cost of an annual season ticket.
  • Fast Growing Studio – We're only getting bigger, so there's plenty of room for career advancement.
  • Industry Conferences Budget – Many of our employees benefit every year from attending conferences such as GDC in San Francisco, Siggraph, E3, Unite, Unreal Fest Europe and more.
  • Free locally roasted Coffee & Speciality Teas
  • Free Cereal Bar – Extensive granola, muesli and breakfast cereal selections.
  • Extensive Video Game & Book Library – Borrow a game, a book or even a whole console!
  • Free Awesome Swag – Amazingly designed Lively T-shirts and merch
  • Dogs with Jobs – Lively is a dog friendly employer. Bring doggo into the studio to meet and hang out with the rest of the team any time!
  • Exhibitions & Days Out – If there is an event happening of interest to us, we’ll happily spread the word, pick up the bill and see if any Electrons are up for going – we’re keen to get you everyone out seeing what’s going on.
  • Project Wrap Parties, Cinema Nights & Team Social Events – We work hard together so it’s good to let off steam and spend some time together.

Join Lively and be part of a dynamic team at the forefront of the gaming industry! If you have a passion for business development and a drive to succeed, we want to hear from you!

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